Our organization encourages the continued professional growth of its members on many fronts:
Research: A yearly volume of articles on topics pertinent to TA supervision is published by AAUSC.
Networking: Each year we hold a business meeting and a paper session at the annual ACTFL meeting. We also have allied status with the MLA and hold one AAUSC session at that meeting each year. In addition, we often host sessions at national and regional conferences (AAAL, CSC, NEC, etc.) and meetings of the CIC institutions.
Membership in the AAUSC is open to anyone who is interested in strengthening foreign and second language instruction--especially, but not exclusively, those involved with multi-section programs. The membership includes teachers, supervisors, coordinators, program directors, faculty, and administrators in colleges and universities that employ teaching assistants, and many members are faculty and administrators at undergraduate institutions.
AAUSC provides a sliding scale for membership dues. "Professional" members may choose the <50K or >50K categories, based on their annual salary (below or above $50,000, respectively). Students and retired LPDs pay a lower rate.
The benefits of membership are exactly the same for all categories, regardless of the dues paid.