A Balance of Teaching and Scholarship

Spring 2018 North Central Sociologist

The Spring/Summer edition of the North Central Sociologist is not available! Click here (/pdfs/newsletters/NCSA Spring 2018 Newsletter_FINAL.pdf)t ..

The Cost of Poverty

“Rather than slashing anti-poverty programs, the fiscally prudent question to ask is: How much does this high rate of poverty cost our natio ..

Victor Rios

Professor Victor Rios delivers 2018 NCSA Useem Plenary address, urges a reconsideration of the way institutions (and academics in particular) deal ..

On losing the propaganda war...

On losing the propaganda war... “The forces that espouse racial extremism, anti-democratic messages, and lies about so-called crisis act ..

To Laptop or Not to Laptop

I know the issue of laptops in university classrooms is highly contentious, but this is worth the read... https://www.chronicle.com/…/D ..

History in the Making...

“With a crown of stars in her hair and a toga-like dress, she's as patriotic as ever. She's also, for the first time on an officially minted ..

HBCUs

A poignant examination of education and the role of HBCUs. https://www.facebook.com/pbs/videos/10155990954745256/ (https://www.facebook.com/pb ..

Backsliding

“Perhaps the progress the civil rights movement had fought for had missed parts of the country.” https://mobile.nytimes.com/&helli ..

How much do grades matter?

Academic risk taking and creativity vs. The quest for the A https://www.theatlantic.com/…/5…/perfect-grades-dont-matter/ (https: ..

The Opioid Crisis

A reconsideration of the unilateral “opioids are bad” narrative that leaves chronic pain sufferers feeling like addicts. https://t ..

The NCSA is a regional sociology association including: Eastern Illinois, Indiana,  Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ontario, Canada.

The objectives of the NCSA are to further the development of sociology as a scientific and scholarly discipline through stimulation and promotion of:

1. scientific research in its defined subject matter area;
2. the widest possible and feasible utilization of the knowledge and skills of sociologists and the findings of scientific sociological research by public and private agencies in all relevant social policy issues;
3. effective teaching of the subject matter at all levels of educational endeavor;
4. interchange and cooperative relations among persons and organizations engaged in the scientific study of society; any and all such other acts as may be deemed conductive to these ends.

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