ASA Council Highlights
At its August 4-5, 2008, meetings in Boston, Council welcomed four new Council Members: Evelyn Nakano Glenn, President-Elect; John Logan, Vice President-Elect; Rosanna Hertz, Pierette Hondagneu-Sotello, Omar McRoberts, and Debra Minkoff, Council Members-at-large. Pending Council approval and online posting of the minutes, the following is a brief snapshot of key decisions and information.
- Approved two new sections-in-formation: Sociology of Altruism and Social Solidarity, and Sociology of Body and Embodiment.
- Approved renaming the Section on Sociological Practice as the Section on Sociological Practice and Public Sociology
- Approved creation of a new journal for the Mental Health Section.
2010 Program Committee. Approved President-elect Evelyn Nakano Glenn’s selection of the following members: Rick Baldoz, Jose Calderon, Craig Calhoun, Myra Marx Ferree, Elizabeth Higginbotham, Amanda Lewis, Clarence Lo, John Logan (ASA Vice President), Mercedes Rubio, Donald Tomaskovic-Devey (Secretary), Sally T. Hillsman (Executive Officer).
Online Elections. Approved fully online elections beginning in 2009; Executive Office charged to ensure all members are aware of the election, candidates, and the availability of paper ballots upon request. No member is to be disenfranchised who chooses not to vote electronically. 2009 Dues. Approved a 4.9% cost of living increase.
2009 Publication Subscription Rates.
- Member rates remain at 2008 levels.
- Approved institutional subscription rates increases at, or slightly above, industry standards.
2009 Annual Meeting Registration. Approved a $15 increase in all Annual Meeting registration fees.
Committee appointments. Accepted the recommendations for the Committee on Nominations, Committee on Committees, Secretary, and Executive Officer for 2009 elected and appointed Association positions. Members are currently being invited.
2007 Audit. Approved the final audit, which is available online (www.asanet.org/cs/root/leftnav/governance/audit_of_financial_records).
Executive Office. Acknowledged the success of the purchase, financing, and build-out of ASA’s second permanent headquarters in Washington, DC, and the March 2008 move into the new offices at 1430 K Street, NW. Encouraged members and sociologists to visit the new facilities.
Next Council Meeting. February 7-8, 2009, Washington, DC. Minutes of all Council meetings are available online (www.asanet.org/cs/root/leftnav/governance/council_minutes).