Francis Marion University
Luther F. Carter Center for Health Sciences
200 W. Evans Street
Florence, SC 29501
Program Chair: Laura Jean Kerr, Lander University
Program Co-Chair: Jennifer Schlosser, Coastal Carolina University
Conference registration fee covers conference attendance, lunch on Saturday, Feb. 25, and SCSA Membership for 2023-2024.
Opening Doors: Fostering Intercollegiate and Interdisciplinary Partnerships
Intercollegiate partnerships refer to the practice of multiple colleges and universities sharing resources to develop and accumulate knowledge, or to apply knowledge to solve societal problems. Interdisciplinarity offers an opportunity for scientists in many disciplines to collaborate on developing solutions to society’s most vexing challenges.
The 2023 SCSA Annual Meeting will offer sociologists and other social scientists from across South Carolina an opportunity to share experiences with intercollegiate and interdisciplinary partnerships, discuss ideas for future partnerships, celebrate achievements and mishaps, and learn from experts. Join us for a lively discussion about the promises and pitfalls that happen when colleges and universities embark on a mission to do sociology together!
We have an exciting slate of papers and posters lined up for the 2023 SCSA Annual Conference. Please join us as we learn about research on diverse topics, ranging from the school-to-prison pipeline to the professional identity of sociologists and including globalization and racial justice. The conference will also feature a slate of papers on teaching sociology. You can find the preliminary program here.
For those staying in town Friday, February 24 and/or Saturday night, February 25, we have room blocks at both Hotel Florence and Hyatt Place in downtown Florence. These hotels are within walking distance to our conference location and both provide free parking for guests. You can view additional amenities by visiting their respective websites (links below). To receive the group rate, you must reserve your room by Friday, January 27th. See below for rate and booking details for each hotel.
Guests can book a king room or a double queen room for $114 per night ($127.68 with taxes/fees). To book, you may call the property directly and request a room in the SCSA Convention Block. You may also go to www.hotelflorence.tapestrycollection.com and use code SCSC in the “Group Code” box under the Special Rates menu. This hotel has free cancellation if cancelled before 11:59 PM local time the day prior to your arrival.
Guests can book a king room or a double queen room for $114 per night ($127.68 with taxes/fees). To book, you may call the property directly and request a room in the SCSA Convention Block. You may also go to www.hyattplaceflorencedowntown.com and use code G-SCSC in the “Corporate or Group Code” box under the Special Rates drop down menu. This hotel has free cancellation if cancelled 24 hours prior to 11:59PM local time the day of arrival.
Email proposals to Program Chair, Laura Jean Kerr (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include “SCSA Proposal” in the subject line. Submissions are now being accepted, with preference given to proposals received before December 31, 2022.
To access more detailed submission information for each category, you can access the Call for Participation as a pdf file, by clicking here.