Active membership includes any institution granting or intending to grant an O.D. degree, which has received any accredited status from the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education.

Annual Dues: $30,450


  • Voting member on the ASCO Board of Directors
  • Networking opportunities for deans and presidents, administrators, and faculty to share challenges, solutions and “best practices”
  • Opportunities to engage in professional development opportunities of specific-interest to deans and presidents of schools and colleges of optometry
  • Participation in OptomCAS, the Optometry Centralized Application Service
  • Participation of faculty and administrators in ASCO committees, task forces, groups (i.e., Chief Academic Officers and Student Affairs Officers), and all 15 Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
  • Fully or partially paid faculty and/or administrator participation in ASCO SIG meetings
  • Leadership opportunities as Board members through chairing committees and for administrators and faculty as chairs of SIGs and other groups
  • Full participation and full or partial funding of faculty in ASCO’s bi-annual Summer Institute for Faculty Development and the Future Faculty Program
  • Participation in ASCO residency and career promotion programs including ORMatch, optometry’s residency matching service
  • Networking opportunities including participation in the Corporate Contributors breakfast each June with nearly 30 companies dedicated to partnering with optometric education institutions through ASCO’s Corporate Contributors Program
  • Participation in data surveys and receipt of results (i.e., student, faculty profile and faculty compensation, CEO salary, residency surveys, etc.)
  • Inclusion in faculty directory and graduate program listings on ASCO web site
  • Participation in ASCO Directory of Residents and Directory of Residencies
  • Participation in all ASCO competitive grant programs
  • Opportunity to participate in the Partnership Endowment and apply for grant awards
  • Exemption from COPE review process
  • Participate in Interprofessional Education (IPE) opportunities including workshops, summits, institutes, webinars, etc.; opportunities to exchange ideas regarding IPE etc.

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