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General higher education

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA): The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT): A professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology. AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; in the many places where educational change is underway.  AECT members carry out a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction.
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U): The leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, AAC&U now comprises more than 1,250 member institutions—including accredited public and private colleges, community colleges, and universities of every type and size.
  • EDUCAUSE: A nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology.
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education: A voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation. Middle States accreditation instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement.
  • Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Ed. (POD): A  professional network devoted to improving teaching and learning in post-secondary education. Founded in 1975, POD provides its members with personal and academic relationships that are essential for professional growth.
  • Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE): A society that promotes the development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional practice knowledge through the SITE conference, books, collaborative projects with other organizations, and the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.

Academic disciplines

  • Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology
    ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology, is a federation of 30 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 75 years.
  • American Historical Association
    Prepared by the AHA Teaching Division, this Guide to Best Practices includes essays by Emily Sohmer Tai and James Roth, with a foreword by Peter N. Stearns.
  • American Political Science Association
    The American Political Science Association, founded in 1903, is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe in order to expand awareness and understanding of politics. Please visit their website for more information.
  • American Psychological Association
    The Task Force on Undergraduate Psychology Major Competencies produced this Assessment CyberGuide to help psychology departments and their faculty in their quest to craft the most appropriate and effective assessment plans.