American Sociological Association

ASA Footnotes

A publication of the American Sociological AssociationASA News & Events
September/October 2018
Volume 
46
Issue 
4

South Carolina Sociological Association

South Carolina Sociological Association. February 15-16, 2019. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Theme: “Academic Culture and Culture Wars: Fighting for the Soul of Academia.” A cultural crisis is gripping academia, with negligible learning gains among undergraduates and plummeting faculty morale. Theoretical and empirical articles, as well as state-of-the-discipline reports, are welcome. Possible topic areas include: the proliferation of business models of education; the increasing acceptance of student-as-customer ideology; the appropriateness/applicability of market-based criteria of educational value; the decline of academic standards and rampant grade inflation; diminishing faculty control of instruction; the triumph of educational form and branding over educational substance; the legitimacy problem of sociology in society at large; and the place of critical analysis of educational institutions in a neoliberal era. Submissions are also solicited for a general session on research and a poster session, and participants are sought for a pedagogical session on online teaching. For more information, visit www.southcarolinasociology.org. Persons interested in submitting papers should send an abstract of fewer than 150 words to scsociology@protonmail.com

February 15, 2019 to February 16, 2019