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     The National Social Science emerged thirty three years ago from the Community College Social Science Association that was started by a group of community college faculty in Southern California to bring together community college social science instructors in a yearly conference plus a national journal. This group found that there was also a need to include four year college social scientists in this association and the National Social Science Association was born and it held its first national conference thirty three years ago in Washington,D.C. Over the last thirty three years the association has served thousands of two and four year faculty through its conferences, seminars, and publications. There are still many college faculty who have not heard of this association and the association continues to send out brochures and emails to inform faculty of the existence of this growing national association.

    The national conference of the association is the National Social Science and Technology Conference and is held every spring in Las Vegas, always the Sunday-Wednesday before Easter.This conference features presentations from two and four year college professors as well as students from all over the United States and the conferences focuses on presentations dealing with research, teaching and technology. The summer seminar is held the first Sunday-Wednesday in August and is generally help in an attractive western location. This seminar features presentations around a general theme for all social scientists and again presentations reflect research, teaching as well as technology. The annual fall meeting is a professional developmental conference which attendees and participants can use for their college professional development requirements. The location of this conference is held in cities across the nation and again the conference presentations reflect research, teaching, and technology.

    The publications of the association include the proceedings publication which is a non refereed publication and features presentations given at the various conferences and seminars. The National Social Science Journal has been the major journal of the association for 29 years and is a blind refereed journal. All authors whose articles are accepted in the journal are given a licensing agreement and they retain copyright of the article. Plus this journal has a Creative Commons Attribution License. In the last few years this journal has also appeared in an online format at our website here. The National Social Science Technology Journal is also a blind refereed journal and is the newest journal of the association. Articles from this journal first appear online in an interactive format with embedded videos and links and audio. Both refereed journals are printed in hard copy.

    The structure of the association consists of an executive director whose office is in California along with elected officers and a national governing board. There is an election for officers every two years and the members of the national governing board are appointed by the executive director along with the elected officers.


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