American Sociological Association

Survey of Academic Departments

The ASA Research Department surveyed sociology departments across the country at three separate times between the 2000-01 and 2011-12 academic years. The surveys were sent to department chairs and asked for information regarding the structure of the department, the degrees and courses offered, faculty and student counts, resources available to faculty and other related items. Participating departments received the data they provided about their own department compared to aggregated data provided by peer departments. Additionally, data gathered from these surveys were used to provide information about sociology departments nationally and to identify issues facing many departments. The survey instruments used to gather these data and the research briefs produced from each of these surveys can be found below.

Research Briefs from the 2012 Department Survey

Academic Transformations: A Decade of Change in Department Structures and Teaching Loads: What’s Happening in Your Department? The AY 2011-2012 Department Survey

The Victory of Assessment?: What’s Happening in Your Department? The AY 2011-2012 Department Survey

Changes in Technology, Courses, and Resources: What’s Happening in Your Department? The AY 2011-2012 Department Survey

Research Briefs from the 2007 Department Survey

What’s Happening in Your Department? Department Resources and the Demand Side of Hiring

What’s Happening in Your Department with Assessment?

What’s Happening in Your Department: Who’s Teaching and How Much?

What is Happening in Your Department?: A Comparison of Findings from the 2001 and the 2007 Department Surveys

Research Briefs from the 2001 Department Survey

How Does Your Department Compare? A Peer Analysis from the AY 2000-2001 Survey of Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Sociology

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