Download full issue
ASA Council held its mid-year meeting on January 26, 2013, in Washington, DC. Pending Council approval and online posting of the minutes, the following is a snapshot of key decisions and discussions.
The minutes for the summer Council meetings on August 20 and August 21, 2012, were approved and are now posted at www.asanet.org/about/Council_Minutes.cfm.
- Approved the operating budget and the Spivack budget for 2013.
- Approved the MFP budget for 2013-14, and allocated funding from the Spivack Fund to support two additional MFP Fellows.
- Approved appointments of new editors for the Journal of Health and Social Behavior and Sociology of Education.
- Approved increasing honoraria for editors as recommended by the Committee on the Executive Office and Budget for 2013, with the presumption that adjustments for 2014 for the Rose Series, Sociological Methodology, and the quarterlies will be made after receiving further input from the Committee on Publications.
- Approved adding $6,000 to the general publications budget to support additional copyediting needs for ASA journals in 2013.
- Approved the proposal from the ASA Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities for a new journal titled Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.
- Approved the revised mission statement for Sociological Methodology.
- Affirmed production of a 2012 Annual Report.
- Tabled the Committee on Publications recommendation on archiving journal records and voted instead to preserve all electronic and paper records for one year, pending deliberations on archival issues with the American Council of Learned Societies. Those interested in long-term preservation of editorial office records will be invited to produce funding plans to support such preservation by the next winter Council meeting.
Approved all the Committee on Sections’ recommendations regarding proposed bylaws amendments for the following sections: Collective Behavior and Social Movements; Community and Urban Sociology; Crime, Law, and Deviance; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Sociology of Education, Teaching and Learning; and Theory.
In response to a Social Media initiative proposed by President-elect Annette Lareau, Council agreed to appoint an Ad Hoc Committee on Social Media Policy Issues, create a Task Force on Using Media to Increase the Visibility of Sociological Research, and recommend ASA members for an ASA Webpage Advisory Group.
Back to Top of Page
Back to Front Page of Footnotes | Table of Contents