Aida Tomeh Distinguished Service Award

Preparing Future Faculty

2018 Fall/Winter Newsletter

Check out the 2018 Fall/Winter Newsletter, The North Central Sociologist (/pdfs/newsletters/NCSA Fall 2018 Newsletter_FINAL.pdf)! ..

Colin Kaepernick, Black Resistance and Institutionalized Racism in the NFL

Colin Kaepernick, Black Resistance & Institutionalized Racism in the NFL By: Shaonta’ Allen In August 2016 Colin K ..

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...…/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 ..


A poignant examination of education and the role of HBCUs. ( ..


“Perhaps the progress the civil rights movement had fought for had missed parts of the country.” ..

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 (with overlapping focal points) 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 the continued vibrancy of the organization and discipline as a whole.  Come and participate in making the future of Sociology!

For more information about the 2019 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, download:

2019 Preparing Future Faculty Certificate
download information HERE (now available)

2019 Professional Development Certificate
download information HERE (now available)

NEW!  2019 Social Justice Certificate
download information HERE (now available)

        Past Sessions Included for Certificates:
  • 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

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