The American Sociological Association (ASA) ( This site may be offline. ) does not offer any "official" opportunities for community college faculty. Community college membership in the association is limited.
  • Although there may be a panel or two for community college faculty at the ASA Annual Meeting it is not typically part of the ASA but rather a community college faculty member submitting a session and hoping to be placed on the program.
  • The' within the ASA is where most community college find a home. Every three years, the chair of this section is required to be a community college faculty member.
  • A new resource in ASA may attract more community college faculty (again though, not specific to community college faculty) Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology

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.