Deadline: April 1st
The ASA Student Forum Advisory Board is pleased to announce the availability of 2018 Student Forum Travel Awards. These awards will be made on a competitive basis and are meant to assist students by defraying the expenses associated with attending the ASA Annual Meeting.
Faculty are at the heart of the discipline of sociology. ASA offers resources and programs to support pedagogical and career success for faculty and teachers at all stages of their careers and at all types of institutions. Member benefits include:
The pressing question is: How can voters find a candidate “authentically appealing” even though to many that candidate appears to be a “lying demagogue”?
One way to judge a discipline is by the strength of its curriculum. The ASA and its members have attended to this challenge for over two decades by providing guidelines for a robust undergraduate sociology major. The association’s newest recommendations can be found in The Sociology Major in the Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Curriculum, Careers and Online Learning (Pike, et al. 2017), which is available as a free PDF at www.asanet.org/sites/default/files/asa-booklet-2017.pdf.
As a current member, you are probably familiar with the many direct member services we provide—free access to journals, Annual Meeting discounts, access to job listings, and teaching resources. You may not know as much about our public engagement efforts.
Membership not only benefits you directly, but also supports our broader efforts in advancing sociology as a science and profession and promoting the contributions and use of sociology to the wider public.
The ASA Committee on Executive Office and Budget (EOB) welcomes its newest member, C. Matthew Snipp, Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Humanities and Sciences in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. Professor Snipp is also the Director for the Institute for Research in the Social Science’s Secure Data Center and formerly directed Stanford’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity.
ASA is pleased to announce four recipients of Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) grants. The FAD program is jointly funded by ASA and the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation. Since 1987, the FAD program has funded nearly 400 research projects and conferences. Proposals are accepted biannually—June and December. All PhD sociologists are eligible to apply. Individuals who are early in their careers, at community colleges, or based at other institutions without extensive support for research, are especially encouraged to submit a proposal.