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The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) is a consortium of university-based programs offering credentials in urban and regional planning. Acting together, the ACSP member school faculty are able to express their shared commitments to understanding the dynamics of urban and regional development, enhancing planning practices, and improving the education of both novice and experienced planners.

The ACSP promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world. It is committed to recognizing the diverse needs and interests in planning. It seeks to strengthen the engagement as well as through participation in the accreditation process. The ACSP believes that planning education should extend beyond the classroom and into the world of practice working closely with practicing professionals and communities.

Questions

If you have any questions about membership, please contact Cathy Neal, presidentsoffice@acsp.org.

 

FULL MEMBERSHIP for academic units

 

Full Membership is open to any 501(c)(3) or similar U.S. academic unit that offers a degree or degrees in planning. Full Members, and only Full Members, have a vote in elections and Association business meetings. Only faculty and students affiliated with Full Member schools may hold elective office at the Association level. Each faculty member counted in capitation fees will receive capitation services, including publications and special conference fees (ACSP Bylaws, revised 2014).

Cost: Base Dues of $350 + $50 for each capitated faculty

Capitation - Each Full Member pays base membership dues plus an additional assessment for each faculty with 50% or more time devoted to the Full Member. This assessment is called "capitation". Capitation may also be paid, and services received for faculty with less than 50% time devoted to the Full Member (ACSP Bylaws, revised 2014).

Additional benefits for Full Members

  • Faculty and students of Full Members are eligible for most ACSP awards, scholarships and prizes. 
  • Full Members are invited to participate in the on-line Guide to Undergraduate and Graduate Education in Urban and Regional Planning. Each capitated faculty of Full Members will be searchable in the on-line Guide database.
  • Full Member schools can post job announcements and other appropriate information to the ACSP website.
  • Capitation payments will provide Full Member faculty with print and on-line annual subscriptions to the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
  • Faculty of Full Member schools are entitled to conference registration discounts.

  

AFFILIATE OR CORRESPONDING MEMBERSHIP for academic units

Affiliate Membership is open to any U.S. academic unit that has a clear interest in planning, but does not offer a degree in planning (ACSP Bylaws, revised 2014).

Corresponding Membership is open to any non-U.S. academic unit that offers a degree in planning (ACSP Bylaws, revised 2014).

Affiliate Membership  
Corresponding Membership


 

 

 

Faculty and students of either Affiliate or Corresponding members may serve on and chair committees but may not vote or hold office at the Association level (ACSP Bylaws, revised 2014). Affiliate or Corresponding members may pay capitation fees so that their faculty may receive capitation services, including publications (ACSP Bylaws, revised 2014).

Cost: Base Dues of $115 + $50 for each capitated faculty

Capitation: Affiliate and Corresponding Members must pay base membership dues and may elect to pay capitation for those of their faculty that they wish to receive the associated services (ACSP Bylaws, revised 2014).

Additional benefits for Affiliate and Corresponding Members

  • Participation in meetings of the Association is open to all faculty and students of Affiliate and Corresponding members.
  • Faculty and students or Affiliate and Corresponding Members are eligible for most ACSP awards, scholarships and prizes.
  • Affiliate and Corresponding Members are invited to participate in the on-line Guide to Undergraduate and Graduate Education in Urban and Regional Planning. Capitated faculty of Affiliate and Corresponding Members will be searchable in the on-line Guide database.
    Affiliate and Corresponding Members can post job announcements and other appropriate information to the ACSP website.
  • Capitation payments will provide faculty of Affiliate and Corresponding Members with print and on-line annual subscriptions to the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
  • Faculty of Affiliate and Corresponding Members are entitled to conference registration discounts.

 

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS  ~  Faculty, Retired Faculty and Students

Individual membership allows faculty and students from non-member schools to participate in the full-range of ACSP’s planning education and research activities. Individual members shall receive capitation services and publications. Individual members may attend meeting s of the Association, participate in discussions and deliberations, serve on or chair committees, but may not vote or hold office (ACSP Bylaws, revised 2014).

There will be separate consideration of dues for the following categories of Individual Membership:

Faculty - $85/year                      
Retired Faculty - $50/year                       
Students (currently enrolled - post-docs) - $35/year              


Additional benefits of Individual Membership:

  • Participation in meetings of the Association is open to Individual members.
  • Individual Members are eligible for most ACSP awards, scholarships and prizes.
  • Individual Members can post job announcements and vitae to the Career Center, and other appropriate information to the ACSP website.
  • Individual Members receive print and on-line annual subscriptions to the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
  • Individual Members are entitled to conference registration discounts.

 

GUEST ACCOUNTS at www.acsp.org

Friends and colleagues can participate with ACSP with a Guest Account. There is no fee but there is limited access to the full benefits of the ACSP web site.

 

Mission

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.

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