February 2013 Issue • Volume 41 • Issue 2

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Council Highlights

ASA Council held its mid-year meeting on January 26, 2013, in Washington, DC. Pending Council approval and online posting of the minutes, the following is a snapshot of key decisions and discussions.


The minutes for the summer Council meetings on August 20 and August 21, 2012, were approved and are now posted at www.asanet.org/about/Council_Minutes.cfm.




Approved all the Committee on Sections’ recommendations regarding proposed bylaws amendments for the following sections: Collective Behavior and Social Movements; Community and Urban Sociology; Crime, Law, and Deviance; Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Sociology of Education, Teaching and Learning; and Theory.

Social Media

In response to a Social Media initiative proposed by President-elect Annette Lareau, Council agreed to appoint an Ad Hoc Committee on Social Media Policy Issues, create a Task Force on Using Media to Increase the Visibility of Sociological Research, and recommend ASA members for an ASA Webpage Advisory Group.

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