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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.
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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
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).
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).
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:
Additional benefits of Individual Membership:
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.