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  1. Science Policy

    HHS Releases Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule

  2. How Is Your Program Preparing Undergrads for Employment? Liberal Learning Task Force Seeks Examples

    As previously reported in Footnotes (November 2014), a new Task Force has formed to revise the ASA volume Liberal Learning and the Sociology Major, Updated. The revision of the Liberal Learning document is prompted in part by the increasing focus on employment outcomes evidenced in surveys of sociology majors (Senter, et. al. 2012) and of college students generally (Eagan, et. al. 2013), as well as the use of data on graduates’ employment in a variety of measures of institutional and program quality. 

  3. ASA Archive Project: Give Permission for Your Work to be Included

    In fall 2016 the American Sociological Association (ASA) and the Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) at George Mason University will launch an online survey for all those who submitted manuscripts (whether published or not) and reviews to the American Sociological Review between 1991 and 2010.

  4. ASA Forum: Sociology, Stigma and Community Colleges

    ASA Forum for Public Discussion and DebateWe write to encourage awareness within the academic community to the marginalization of sociologists who work in community colleges.

  5. 2015 Editorial Table

    In August 2015, the ASA Committee on Publications voted to modify the summary table accompanying annual ASA editors’ reports to provide better information about the frequency and timing of editorial decisions.  The goal is to clarify authors' chances of having manuscripts accepted, and to provide information about the length of time authors can expect to wait for decisions. The table shown below reports on decisions, as of March 1, 2016, for manuscripts submitted in the 2015 calendar year.

  6. ASA Awards Small Grants to Advance Sociology

    The Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) is a small grants program funded jointly by the Sociology Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Sociological Association (ASA). The December 2015 round of FAD applications saw an unusually strong group of proposals, so the competition was especially intense. Following review by a panel composed of members of the ASA Council and ASA Director of Research, seven projects have been selected for funding and are described below.

  7. Richard Carpiano and Brian Kelly to Lead JHSB

    The editorship of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior (JHSB), the ASA’s premier general medical sociology journal, will transition at the end of this year from Gilbert Gee to Richard Carpiano and Brian Kelly.

  8. LL3 Task Force Is Making Progress

    The ASA Task Force on Liberal Learning and the Sociology Major, Third Edition (LL3) has been working steadily on the charge put to it by ASA Council at their August 2014 meeting: to revise the ASA document Liberal Learning and the Sociology Major Updated: Meeting the Challenges of Teaching Sociology in the 21st Century (McKinney et al. 2004). Perhaps the most important as well as the most cited sociology curricular document in the United States, this revision comes at a critical time when several changes are occurring in higher education.