Volunteer to Serve on a Committee
Committees are vital to the proper functioning of the Association. Each year there are vacancies on the various committees that must be filled. Each year the Committee on Committees is looking for interested and committed members who can be recommended to the President and the Council for possible appointment.
Committee Membership must represent the Southern, Central, and Northern sections of the PSA western region. Usually there is one opening for each region on each appointed committee. Those responsible for committee appointments are always glad to know of willing volunteers. Student members are now eligible to serve on all appointed committees with the exception of the Awards Committee.
The PSA has 15 committees that members can volunteer to serve on: endowment committee, membership, audit, contract monitoring, awards, status of women, status of ethnic minorities, status of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgenedered person, teaching, freedom of research and teaching, civil liberties and civil rights, social conscience, student affairs, and sociological practice. Members are appointed by the PSA Council and the President based on recommendation from the Committee on Committees. Self nominations are acceptable. Serving on a PSA Committee is an effective way to network with professional colleagues. If you are interested, please indicate below. Even if you have volunteered before and not been selected, please fill out and clip the form below.
To serve on a committee, you must be a member of the PSA in good standing.
Nominations are usually for a three-year term and are made in early January.