Higher Education

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www.aacn.nche.edu American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) AACN serves the public interest by assisting deans and directors to improve and advance nursing education, research, and practice.

www.aacte.org American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is an association of 730 colleges and universities committed to preparing professionals for education and human services.

www.aacrao.com American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional education association of degree-granting postsecondary institutions, government agencies, higher education coordinating boards, private educational organizations, and education-oriented businesses.

www.aacc.nche.edu American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation's 1,100 two-year degree-granting institutions (public and private community colleges, junior and technical colleges and their branch campuses).

http://www.aahea.org/ The American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA) based in Washington, DC, with locations in several states, is the oldest association in the United States dedicated to the advancement of higher education. AAHEA is an independent, membership-based, non-profit organization dedicated to building human capital for higher education. AAHEA is the source of choice for information about higher education on issues that matter in a democratic multi-racial society; and AAHEA promotes and disseminates examples of effective educational practice to address those issues. AAHEA members are an international talent pool willing and ready to share their expertise with colleagues in higher education, policymakers, media professionals, and the public at large.

www.aascu.nche.edu American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is a Washington-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges and universities and systems across the United States and in Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

http://www.aaup.org/aaup American Association of University Professors (AAUP) The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) establishes and advances the principles of academic freedom and tenure and the standards for academic due-process and faculty participation in academic decision making.

http://www2.myacpa.org/ American College Personnel Association (ACPA) The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) is a society of college and university student affairs professionals with between 6,500 and 7,000 individual members and over 100 institutional members.

www.acenet.edu American Council on Education (ACE) Founded in 1918, ACE is the nation's umbrella higher education association dedicated to the belief that equal educational opportunity and a stronger higher education system are essential cornerstones of a democratic society.

http://www.ahead.org/ AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.

www.aacu-edu.org Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is the institutional membership association focused on advancing the aims of liberal education. www.aals.org Association of American Law Schools (AALS) The purpose of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), founded in 1900, is to improve the legal profession through legal education. To achieve this purpose the association provides numerous services to its member schools, including professional development programs for law school deans, faculty, and staff, an annual meeting, faculty recruitment services, and publications.

www.aamc.org Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) The mission of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is to improve the health of the public by enhancing the effectiveness of academic medicine.

www.acct.org Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Representing the more than 6,500 board members who govern community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and Canada, and with the participation of governing board members from many other countries, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) works to strengthen the capacity of community, technical, and junior colleges to realize their missions on behalf of their communities through the development of effective lay governing board leadership and advocacy at the local, state, and national levels.

www.agb.org Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is dedicated to strengthening the performance of public and private higher education. It advances the practice of voluntary trusteeship that has distinguished American higher education for more than 350 years.

http://www.ajcunet.edu/ Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) The purpose of the association is to support and promote Jesuit higher education.

www.appa.org APPA: The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers is the professional association for administrators of the physical plants of institutions of higher education.

bestvaluecolleges.usatoday.com - USA Today has teamed up with the Princeton Review to bring readers the education and test prep company's annual list of "100Best Value Colleges for 2010." This list highlights 50 four-year private and 50 four-year public colleges and universities that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable price, either by controlling costs or offsetting them with stellar financial aid packages.

www.career.org Career College Association (CCA) The Career College Association (CCA) is a voluntary membership organization made up of private, postsecondary schools and colleges which provide career-specific educational programs. The 750 member institutions educate more than a quarter of a million students per year for employment in more than 200 occupational fields.

http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5 The Chronicle's website features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.

http://www.collegeboard.com/ The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board is composed of more than 5,700 schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. The College Board offers a wealth of information for the student (college planning tools, research aid for colleges/universities, parent (financial aid guide to college, financial aid and college scholarships) and professional (information and tools for educators). Lots of statistics.

http://www.cae.org/ The Council for Aid to Education (CAE) is a national nonprofit organization based in New York City. Initially established in 1952 to advance corporate support of education and to conduct policy research on higher education, today CAE is also focused on improving quality and access in higher education. CAE also undertakes strategic planning for public university systems, states, and foreign nations. In addition, CAE conducts research on and promotes policy reforms in higher education. CAE also is the nation's sole source of empirical data on private giving to education, through the annual Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey and its Data Miner interactive database.

www.cupa.org College and University Personnel Association (CUPA) Established more than 50 years ago, the College and University Personnel Association (CUPA) is an international network of more than 1,800 human resource administrators serving more than 1,800 colleges and universities as well as others interested in the advancement of the profession.

www.uncf.org The College Fund/UNCF The College Fund/UNCF is a consortium of 40 private historically black colleges and universities. It is the oldest and most successful minority higher education assistance organization in the country.

www.case.org Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) The purposes of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) are to develop and foster sound relationships between member educational institutions and their constituencies; to provide training programs, products and services in the areas of alumni relations, communications, and philanthropy; to promote diversity within these professions; and to provide a strong force for the advancement and support of education worldwide.

www.chea.org Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a nonprofit membership organization of higher education colleges and institutions. It is supported by these member institutions and regional, national, and specialized and professional accrediting bodies.

www.cgsnet.org Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) is dedicated to the improvement and advancement of graduate education. Its members are graduate deans engaged in research, scholarship, and the preparation of candidates for advanced degrees.

www.cic.edu Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Founded in 1956, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an international association of more than 400 independent, liberal arts colleges and universities. CIC works with college presidents, academic deans, other administrators, and faculty to help its member institutions enhance educational programs, improve their administrative and financial performance, and increase their institutional visibility.

www.ets.org Educational Testing Service (ETS) Educational Testing Service (ETS) is the world's largest private, nonprofit organization devoted to educational measurement and research.

http://www.highereducation.org/index.shtml The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education promotes public policies that enhance Americans' opportunities to pursue and achieve high-quality education and training beyond high school. As an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, the National Center prepares action-oriented analyses of pressing policy issues facing the states and the nation regarding opportunity and achievement in higher education-including two- and four-year, public and private, for-profit and nonprofit institutions. The National Center communicates performance results and key findings to the public, to civic, business and higher education leaders, and to state and federal leaders who are poised to improve higher education policy.

http://www.heri.ucla.edu/abtcirp.php The Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) serves as an interdisciplinary center for research, evaluation, information, policy studies, and research training in postsecondary education. HERI is housed in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Institute's research program covers a variety of topics including the outcomes of postsecondary education, leadership development, institutional transformation, faculty performance, federal and state policy, and educational equity. Visiting scholars, faculty, and graduate students have made use of HERI facilities and its research resources since its affiliation with UCLA in 1973.

http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Default_EN.asp Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) The Association represents 160 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) of higher education where the Hispanic enrollment is 25 percent or more at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

http://www.ihep.org/ The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) is an independent, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to access and success in postsecondary education around the world. Based in Washington, D.C., IHEP uses unique research and innovative programs to inform key decision makers who shape public policy and support economic and social development.  

http://www.mastersineducation.com/ Masters in Education - links to the top online masters in education programs.

www.nafsa.org NAFSA: Association of International Educators NAFSA: Association of International Educators is a nonprofit membership association that provides training, information, advocacy and other educational service to professionals in the field of international education and exchange

www.nacua.org National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) is an organization whose purpose is to enhance legal assistance to colleges and universities by educating attorneys and administrators to the nature of campus legal issues.

http://www.nasulgc.org/ National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) Founded in 1887, the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) is the nation's oldest higher education association.

www.nasfaa.org National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is the largest postsecondary institutionally-based membership organization in Washington, DC. NASFAA is the only organization with a primary focus on student aid related information, dissemination, professional development and regulatory analysis.

www.naspa.org National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) serves student affairs administrators who work with students in higher education to further develop students' academic and personal development.

www.ncaa.org National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a voluntary membership organization of colleges and universities that participate in intercollegiate athletics. The primary purpose of the Association is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body.

www.ucea.edu University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) The University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) has been helping colleges and universities to provide educational access to adults since 1915.