American Sociological Association

Off-Site Consultations

NEW: Best Practices for Virtual Program Reviews (January 2021)

As the name implies, an off-site consultation takes place primarily through phone conversations, web-based video conferencing (such as Skype) and document exchange. The professional consultation is designed to support a specific project or activity within a department, program, or division. The length of the consultation is negotiated by the consultant and the hiring institution and depends on the nature of the project or activity.

Examples of projects or activities include: development of an assessment plan; curriculum revision; or the development of a new major, graduate program, or certificate.  Off-site consultations cannot include mediating departmental or institutional conflicts, or acting as an advisor on personnel decisions. 

Fees and Expenses

Payment for services is negotiated between the consultant and the institution.

Still have questions?

Visit the ASA Program Reviewers and Consultants page for more information on selecting and contacting the right person to work with.

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