Should the Social Studies Division be renamed the Social Sciences Division?

At its October 2007 meeting, the Social Studies Divisional Executive Committee entertained and unanimously approved a motion to begin the process of discussing a recommendation to change the name of the division to the Social Sciences Division. The committee believes that the new name may more accurately reflect the nature of scholarship in this area and contemporary understanding of work in this division. We are soliciting comments and/or concerns from departments about the proposed name change and would like to hear from you. Please send any comments or suggestions to Lori Hayward ( who will share them with the committee.