Committees, Task Forces, SIGs & Groups

ASCO’s committees are the workplace of our Association, and its volunteer-based Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are the vehicle for faculty interchange and the sharing of ideas, resources and experiences.

ASCO’s Board Management and Programmatic committees develop policy and guidance on a variety of issues that support the Association’s strategic objectives ranging from academic affairs, clinical affairs, residency education, student affairs, government policy and others.

The Chief Academic Officers and Student Affairs Officer groups involve administrators from all member optometric institutions meeting and discussing issues that advance common concerns.

ASCO’s SIGs provide forums for professional staff, administrators and faculty with common responsibilities to communicate directly with each other about issues related to common areas of interest and expertise. SIGs encourage interaction, cooperation and the sharing of best practices. They also develop guidance in areas of focus and expertise. These collaborative efforts have advanced optometric education dramatically in recent years.

ASCO leadership encourages the development of new SIGs that foster implementation of ASCO’s mission and strategic objectives. For information on how to begin developing a SIG, contact Jennifer Rubin, Program Associate, Member Engagement.