Corporate Support Opportunities
For more information, please contact Christine Armstrong, Director of Development, at 301-231-5944 extension 3018 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors have the opportunity to address ASCO’s Board of Directors directly and interact in a social setting.
Clinical Optometric Methods and Procedures Instructors
International Optometric Educators
Vision Science Librarians
Public Health Educators
Low Vision Educators
Continuing Education Directors
Binocular Vision & Perception Educators
This three-day workshop provides participants with an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills necessary to enhance their success in an optometric academic environment as career-long, productive faculty members. Participants are assigned to mentors throughout the workshop. Estimated 45 attendees.
The ASCO/AOA Joint Project Team “Develop a Robust, Diverse, and Highly Qualified National Applicant Pool for the Doctor of Optometry Programs” will use research findings and creative concepts to help launch a national campaign intended to increase the quantity, quality and diversity of applicants to the Schools and Colleges of Optometry.
Brochures: $8,000 – $10,000 – printing of the True Stories Booklet
Virtual Fairs: $6,500 – a unique virtual event where prospective applicants can conveniently an efficiently meet admissions representatives and interact with ASCO-accredited optometry schools and colleges in a live online event. In fall 2013, ASCO had more than 900 applicants and in the spring 2014, ASCO had close to 750.
The Diversity Mini-Grants are designed to provide funding to the schools/colleges of optometry to increase and enhance student and faculty diversity. This program assists optometry schools in developing and implementing activities and programs that are designed to recruit and/or retain underrepresented minority students, financially disadvantaged, and first generation college students into optometry.
Marketing Graduate Education
OD-PhD faculty will be identified to serve as graduate school recruiters to speak to first year students at every school or college. To support this program, a standardized module will be developed that will be available as an online learning object.