American Sociological Association


All ASA members have free access to TRAILS, an online peer reviewed library of high quality teaching resources. Resource types include syllabi, class activities, assignments, lectures, and more. Submitting resources for publication in TRAILS provides evidence of teaching excellence for promotion and tenure. Subscriptions are available for non-members.

I am not an ASA Member, can I still use TRAILS?

Non-members can subscribe to TRAILS for $100.00/year. Non-members in Department Affiliate departments receive a 50% discount.            

How Do I Submit To TRAILS?

Submitting a resource to TRAILS is a six-step process. Once a resource is submitted, it is reviewed by two editors.  The review process may take up to four weeks to complete.  Editors have full discretion to interpret the criteria in making their decisions.  You can track your submissions by logging in to your "My TRAILS" page.

TRAILS Editorial Board

TRAILS operation consists of the editor, Greg Kordsmeier, 30 area editors, and support from the ASA Department of Research, Professional Development, and Academic Affairs.

Graduate Teaching Seminar Project

Want to integrate TRAILS into your graduate teaching seminar? This program will help you enhance the learning process for your graduate students and advance the scholarship of teaching and learning in sociology.
Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2021. Students receive free access to TRAILS for six months.
Click here for details.


Watch the video tutorial on how to search and download resources from TRAILS. It also gives step-by-step instructions on how to publish your own teaching materials on the platform.

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