Aida Tomeh Distinguished Service Award

Preparing Future Faculty


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Eastern Illinois University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, Instructor positio ..

The Spring/Summer Newsletter

The 2017 Spring/Summer Newsletter is out! Click here (/north-central-sociologist-newsletter)to read about the keynote address and plenary speaker  ..

North Central Sociologist

The Fall/Winter 2016 edition of the North Central Sociologist is now posted! Check it out for conference information! ..

2017 Conference and Awards

Planning to attend the 2017 NCSA conference in Indy? The conference submission system is open until December 9th. Remember all you need is an abst ..

Conference Registration

Don't forget to pre-register for the conference! The deadline for pre-registration is March 1st. You can access the registration system at: http:/ ..

Scholarly Achievement Award Due November 15th

Make sure to nominate a colleague's work, or your own for the 2016 Scholarly Achievement Award! Go to: ..

There's STILL time!

I know we said we wouldn't do it this year, but we just did! The submission portal will remain open until November 8th, 2015 at midnight. So, if trick ..

NCSA Fall 2015 Newsletter

The Fall 2015 Newsletter is now available! Click here (/north-central-sociologist-newsletter)to read about the 2016 conference, award nominations, ..

2016 Joint MSS/NCSA Meeting in Chicago

Make sure to check out and Like the joint meeting page on Facebook to stay updated on all conference information. Visit: ..

The Gift of Diagnosis

A friend of mine wrote this poignant piece on receiving and dealing with "the gift" of diagnosis. It thoroughly illuminates the experience of being of ..

The NCSA offers multiple opportunities for you to begin your professional development. In addition to presenting your research to a broad audience, you can participate in the Future Faculty (FF) or Professional Development (PD) Certificate Programs simply by attending a minimum of five teaching or career development focused sessions during the NCSA annual meeting and completing a reflection essay.  It is possible that by attending as few as eight targeted sessions you can earn both certificates!

Pursuing the certificates is also a great way to plan your conference attendance and network with highly motivated colleagues who are committed your success and continued vibrancy of the organization and discipline as a whole.  Be part of the making of the future of sociology!

For more information about the 2017 FF and PD program, contact:

Tamika Odum
University of Cincinnati

The North Central Sociological Association awards Professional Development Certificates to faculty members who attend at least five professional development sessions at the annual meeting each year.

To Participate, contact:

2017 Preparing Future Faculty Certificate
download information HERE

2017 Professional Development Certificate
download information HERE

Past Sessions Included for Certificates include:
  • Preparing Students for Teaching
  • The Students Speak: Perceptions of Excellent Teaching
  • Teaching About Stereotypes
  • Using Technology in the Classroom
  • Assessment of Student Learning: Sharing Resources
  • Books that Help Us Teach
  • Teaching Controversial Topics in Sociology

Past Certificates Awarded


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