In September, the ASA released Launching Majors into a Satisfying Career, a faculty manual and student dataset, which includes a variety of easy-to-access resources for sociology faculty and their undergraduates in an effort to help prepare students for navigating a difficult job market by increasing the likelihood that they will satisfying careers using their sociological knowledge and skills. Included in the handbook is a dataset based on the Bachelor and Beyond survey, ASA’s longitudinal study of baccalaureates and ideas for ways in which it can be incorporated into the curriculum.
Click here to view class exercises using the Bachelor’s and Beyond dataset. (Created by our co-author, Mary Senter, of Central Michigan University).
We would like to hear from faculty members who have used (or will be using) this dataset in their classrooms. In what ways are your students using this data? Post your comments below.
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