"I highly recommend [ASA] external reviewers. They are the gold standard."
ASA Program Reviewers and Consultants (formerly the Department Resources Group [DRG]) are available to assist departments with program review, curriculum development, assessment, department retreats, and teaching workshops. In addition, we offer a mentoring program for sociologists who have a taken on a leadership role within their department, such as department chair, division coordinator, or graduate studies director. Reviewers receive training at each ASA Annual Meeting and are in regular communication throughout the year about trends, data, and new resources that can help build strong departments. ASA Program Reviewers and Consultants are dedicated to empowering department chairs and faculty during periods of self-reflection, external review, or general department revitalization.
ASA Program Reviewers and Consultants (formerly the Department Resources Group [DRG]) advance the discipline of sociology by offering empirically-grounded peer review and consulting expertise to academic departments regarding effective practices for pedagogy, curriculum and organizational structures in support of teaching and learning and the production of sociological knowledge.