Higher Education Organizations

A listing of various organizations that may be of interest to faculty, researchers, and PhD students.

American Association of University Professors (AAUP) - the purpose is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.

American Council on Education (ACE) - the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.

American Education Research Association - improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

American Institutes for Research - performs basic and applied research, provides technical support, and conducts analyses based on methods of the behavioral and social sciences. Our program areas focus on education, health, individual and organizational performance, and quality of life.

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc. - provides a cross-disciplinary, higher education organization primarily focused on the need to develop Latino/a faculty and senior administrators as well as serve as a leading research and advocacy group for Hispanic higher education issues.

Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) - the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.

Association of American Universities - focuses on issues that are important to research-intensive universities, such as funding for research, research policy issues, and graduate and undergraduate education.

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) - AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education.

Chronicle of Higher Education - published weekly, The Chronicle is the No. 1 news source for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation - largest institutional higher education member organization that coordinates accreditation activity in the U.S.

Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) - an organization representing academic programs that offer master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral preparation of audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and/or hearing scientists.

Council of Graduate Schools - dedicated to the improvement and advancement of graduate education. Its members are colleges and universities.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) - CUR's mission is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.

Education Commission of the States - links to state governors, legislatures, and education agencies.

EDUCAUSE - over 8,500 unique higher education organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad. You may view the Directory by name, location, or Carnegie Classification.

National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education (NCCI) - committed to advancing administrative and academic excellence in higher education by identifying, promoting, supporting and sharing effective organizational practices among member institutions.

State Higher Education Executive Officers - compendium of National Data Sources on Higher Education.

ASHA Corporate Partners