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Department Affiliates

The Department Affiliates Program provides a department-level link between academic institutions and the American Sociological Association. Departments can join the program by filling out an application (PDF). Learn more about the Department Affiliates Program.

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Department Resources Group (DRG) is currently composed of over 40 sociologist/consultants who assist departments with a wide variety of needs, including:

In addition, the DRG Mentors Program is available to assist individuals who have taken on a leadership role in the department, such as department chair, division coordinator, or graduate studies director. Additional information on the Department Resources Group.

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The ASA bookstore includes a range of publications that can assist departments with everything from curriculum development, to assessment, to developing service learning and internship courses, to graduate student socialization and preparing future faculty. Learn more...

Department Management Downloads and Web Links

Need help with program assessment? Looking for ideas for department renewal? Student recruitment? Connecting to other department chairs? Managing joint departments? Assessing your library's sociology collection? Learn more...

Conferences & Webinars:

Department Chairs Conference:
New and current chairs at all types of academic institutions are invited to attend the ASA Department Chairs Conference. Topics rotate annually.

More information is available on the ASA meetings pages.

Director of Graduate Studies Conference:
Alongside the annual meeting, the ASA hosts a Director of Graduate Studies Conference. This half day conference focuses on the organizational challenges of managing MA and PhD programs in sociology, as well as current issues in higher education.