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American Sociological Association: Department Affiliates Program
Is Your ASA Department Record Accurate?
Click here, and then type in your department's ASA ID. If your department is an ASA Affiliate, this is located in the header of recent Chairlink newsletters. If not, send an email to ASA customer service.
Type in your department zip code.
Update information as needed. Please be sure to include an email address for the current department chair, as well as a key email that will not change over time.
The Department Affiliates Program provides a department-level link between academic institutions and the American Sociological Association. The Affiliate year runs from August 1st to July 31st. Department Affiliates receive a broad range of benefits, including Chairlink--an electronic newsletter exclusively for department chairpersons--and advance notice of calls for papers, meetings, and funding opportunities. Joining ASA as a Department Affiliate advances the role of departments and the discipline more generally.
Individual social capital is a well-understood and long-used concept in sociology. The related concept of organizational capital suggests that an organization, distinct from the individuals within it, has resources and networks that predict outcomes. In organizations with strong social capital, there is better knowledge sharing, higher levels of trust in relationships (both within and between organizations), more common frames of reference, a larger proportion of shared goals, lower turnover rates, and greater organizational continuity. Departments can build their organizational capital by becoming an ASA Department Affiliate.
If you cannot remember your Department ID please contact
ASA Customer Service firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits for Department Affiliates: 2012-2013
Department Affiliates can purchase print subscriptions to Contexts magazine for their students at a special discounted rate of $20 per student (four issues). This is a great opportunity to reward a particularly deserving student or to provide a beginning or end of semester benefit to all students in your department. To order, complete the form at https://secured.sagepub.com/contextstudent.html. For more information on Contexts, visit www.contexts.org.
Great Resources at no cost:
3 of the most recent research briefs produced through the ASA Research Department:
A desk copy of the ASA 2012 Sociology Guide to Graduate Departments
50 copies of Sociology: A 21st Century Major Brochures
15 copies of 21st Century Careers With An Undergraduate Degree In Sociology
A subscription to CHAIRLINK, the department chair electronic newsletter
A subscription to Footnotes, the ASA newsletter
50% off on individual subscriptions to TRAILS for faculty who are non-ASA members
30% off on postings in the ASA’s Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology
20% off on individual subscriptions to TRAILS for faculty who are ASA members
20% off on the Department Chairs and Directors of Graduate Studies Conferences at the ASA Annual Meeting
10% off on Posting in the ASA Job Bank
10% off on the Annual Meeting Department Alumni Night