ASCA's committees provide an opportunity for members to get involved with ASCA and advance the school counseling profession. Committees serve an important role in supporting ASCA products and services – from assisting with ethical queries to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. New members are added to most committees every October. If you are interested in being considered for a particular committee role, please complete this form. ASCA also offers Affinity Groups for members to engage in networking and idea sharing with peers who have similar interests.
Board of Directors Committees
Requirements: ASCA Professional or Retired member with previous ASCA or state school counselor association participation/engagement. Term: One year
- Bylaws Committee: Ensure ASCA is in compliance with its bylaws and ensure any amendments to the bylaws are proposed and approved in accordance with Article X.
- Nominations and Elections Committee: Facilitate the selection and election of qualified candidates for the ASCA Board of Directors.
- Member Linkages Committee: Assist the board in its duty to proactively link with the ownership/ members. The committee also plans the annual business meeting in accordance with ASCA bylaws, policies and procedures.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Provide feedback that supports and aligns with ASCA's vision and mission. Promote DEI awareness throughout ASCA's work. Explore new opportunities to highlight DEI awareness in school counseling. Requirements: Have completed ASCA U DEI Specialist training within the past five years. Term: Two years
Professional Development Committees
- ASCA Conference Program Committee: Review and select proposals for conference breakout sessions. Term: One year
- Training and Online Learning Committee: Provide input for relevant and timely professional development aligned with the ASCA National Model for school counselors, school counseling graduate students, district directors and school counselor educators. Term: One year
Publications & Research Committees
- ASCA Research Grants Review Committee: Reviews and selects project proposals for grant funding. Term: One year
- ASCA School Counselor Magazine Editorial Advisory Committee: Work with editor to suggest possible issue themes, topics and authors. Term: Two years
- Professional School Counseling Journal Reviewers: Review approximately one submitted manuscript per month. Time to review: 30 days. Requirements: Prior experience as a reviewer of journal manuscripts and/or experience as an author in Professional School Counseling. Term: Three years
Recognition Programs Committees
- ASCA-Certified School Counselor Committee: Help maintain high-quality certification program that demonstrates individual school counselor knowledge in designing, implementing and assessing a school counseling program. Learn more. Term: Three years
- ASCA-Recognized School Counselor Preparation Program Reviewers: Review completed program reports from college/university programs seeking the ASCA national recognition through CAEP. Learn more. Requirement: Complete all video tutorials, plus attend an annual workshop. Term: Three years
- Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) Committees: Serve as a reviewer or lead reviewer determining which schools earn RAMP recognition or reviewing and approving state RAMP-affiliated programs. Learn more or apply.
- School Counselor of the Year Selection Committee: Review and score the School Counselor of the Year applications, select the finalists and the national School Counselor of the Year. Term: One year
Standards & Positions Committees
- Ethics Committee: Assist with responses to legal and ethical inquiries. Contribute to ASCA's professional development opportunities as appropriate. Provide input into web content and magazine articles. Assist with the revision of the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors. Requirements: Have completed ASCA U Ethics Specialist training within the past five years. Term: Three years
- Position Statements Committee: Update existing position statements and create new statements outlining the school counselor's role in areas with an impact on school counseling programs. Term: Two years
State/Territory School Counselor Association Committees
Requirements: Complete both the ASCA U School Counseling Association Leadership Specialist and the ASCA U DEI Specialist within the past five years; hold a current or past SCA leadership role (within the past three years); SCA member for three-plus years.
- State/Territory School Counselor Association Advisory Committee: Provide input on supports needed for the success of ASCA-affiliated state school counselor associations. Contribute to grassroots networks and education and training development. Term: One year
- State/Territory School Counselor Association Bylaws Committee: Contribute to the state/territory bylaw and charter renewal process for ASCA-affiliated state school counselor associations. Term: Three years