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The American Sociological Association (ASA) does not offer any "official" opportunities for community college faculty. Community college membership in the association is limited.
Regional and aligned associations also do not have special programs for community college faculty. The Society for the Study of Social Problems offers a scholarship to a PhD student who started at a community college. Some associations have community college representatives on their boards.


The American Sociological Association sponsors a one hour breakfast during the annual meeting. Typically this breakfast is at 7 a.m. and attendance ranges from 15 to 25 people.


There is a community college listserv [add link] for sociology but not sponsored by American Sociological Association and is rarely used.

Position paper

The Community College Conundrum: Pitfalls and Possibilities of Professional Sociological Associations (Acrobat (PDF) 124kB Mar21 11) by Katherine R. Rowell Sociological Focus 43:3 August 2010.

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