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.
114th ASA Annual Meeting • August 10-13, 2019 • New York, NY
If you are a student at a public college or university in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Texas, Utah, or Wisconsin, the person sitting next to you in class may legally have a handgun under that collegiate sweatshirt he or she is wearing. In these 10 states, legislation allows students and faculty members who have concealed weapon licenses to bring their weapons, such as handguns, to campus. In 2014, bills proposing similar legislation were introduced in 14 states.
At the 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Executive Officer Sally Hillsman, met with the Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) and suggested that it was time to revise the Code of Ethics. Revisions were last made to the Code 20 years ago, and a great deal of change had taken place. Regulatory and technological advances have had striking impacts on the field. At the time, the Department of Health and Human Services was about to announce changes to The Common Rule, which governs the vast majority of human subjects research efforts.