Downloads, Web Links,
and Ideas for Department Success
 

Downloadable Resources

Year

Format

Motivations to be Chair of a Graduate Department of Sociology
This essay outlines the important role of Department Chair.

2011 pdf

Report of the ASA Task Force on Sociology and Criminology Programs
Discusses various structural arrangements between sociology, criminology and criminal justice in academia, examines potential benefits and challenges of arrangement types, includes recommendations to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of these arrangements.

2010

pdf
Liberal Learning and the Sociology Major Updated
Includes ASA guiding recommendations for sociology curriculum at the BA level.  (88 pages) Also available as a booklet.
2005 pdf
Creating an Effective Assessment Plan for the Sociology Major
Concise, clear advice on assessment, plus a large number of examples of assessment plans from sociology programs around the country. (72 pages)
Also available as a booklet.
2005 pdf
Sociology and General Education
A series of 6 recommendations on various ways sociology can continue to impact general education learning requirements, as well as how to utilize general education learning requirements to further develop majors.
2007 pdf

Models and Best Practices for Joint Sociology-Anthropology Departments
Explores the range of organizational structures in these joint departments, challenges and opportunities, and suggestions for management.  (24 pages)

2006 pdf

Hiring Department Faculty
Straight forward advice on managng a complicated task. (18 pages)

2006

pdf
Library Assessment:Level 1 ACRL Assessment Tools for Sociology Collections and Services in Academic Libraries
For institutions that offer only courses in sociology and not a minor or major.

2010

pdf
Library Assessment:Level 2 ACRL Assessment Tools for Sociology Collections and Services in Academic Libraries
For institutions that offer an undergraduate minor or major in sociology.

2010

pdf
Library Assessment:Level 3 ACRL Assessment Tools for Sociology Collections and Services in Academic Libraries
For Institutions that offer graduate level (MA or PhD) instruction in sociology.

2010

pdf
Library Assessment:Level 4 ACRL Assessment Tools for Sociology Collections and Services in Academic Libraries
For Institutions where the library defines itself as maintaining a comprehensive collection in sociology.

2010

pdf

Sociology Club Guide: Ideas for Generating Student Involvement in Departments of Sociology
A collection of information to help departments strengthen the professional socialization of their students, starting with student handbooks, clubs, and special activities. The Sociology Club Guide a revision of the

2010 pdf
Department Promotion Opportunities Through the ASA    
Sorokin Lecture Grants
Apply for funds to bring an ASA Award Winner to your campus for a special lecture.
on-going link
Department Prize
Consider honoring one or more students in your department who have done particularly well with the ASA Department Prize!

on-going

link
Department Sponsored Student ASA Memberships
Encourage an identity shift from student to sociologist
on-going link
Student Awards--With recognition from your department and the ASA
Recognize outstanding students, build their morale and assist in their professional development.
on-going link
Web Link    
ACE Department Chair Online Resource Center
Information on leadership, faculty issues, budget management, legal matters, and more.
  link
AAC&U Diversity Web
An Interactive Resource Hub for Higher Education
  link

ACRL Information Literacy Standards for Anthropology and Sociology Students
Clear goals and measurable outcomes for promoting information literacy through curriculum

  link
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
An information-rich resource for planning and implementing campus assessment processes and activites
  link

The Anthropology and Sociology Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

  link
Sociology Assessment Resources
Sociology program assessments from institutions across the country

 

  link