2018 Annual Meeting Sponsors

AAC&U thanks the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2018 Annual Meeting.



Taskstream, Tk20, and LiveText joined forces in 2017 and are now united under a new name: Watermark. Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, educators, and learners everywhere in order to empower them to make connections and insights that will lead to meaningful improvements. Through its innovative educational intelligence platforms, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning and development based on data they can trust.




TIAA (TIAA.org) is a leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. TIAA has $915 billion in assets under management (as of 12/31/2016) and offers a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and guidance, and retirement services.

©2017 Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund, 730 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017



ACUE was founded in 2014 by leaders in higher education to promote quality instruction at colleges and universities nationwide. ACUE's comprehensive Course in Effective Teaching Practices prepares college educators to implement all of the essential practices shown to improve student outcomes. This facilitated, online course includes 25 learning modules that address over 200 evidence-based teaching practices, organized into five units of study: designing an effective course and class; establishing a productive learning environment; using active learning techniques; promoting higher order thinking; and assessing to inform instruction and promote learning.  Aligned with the latest research in cognition and adult learning design, ACUE's course exceeds online learning standards, as recognized by Quality Matters, and is offered to cohorts of faculty at participating institutions. Educators who satisfy course requirements earn a Certificate in Effective College Instruction endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE). Visit www.acue.org  to learn more.



The AdviseStream cloud-based software platforms support the work of collegiate advisors by building community, encouraging collaborative planning with advisors, and streamlining processes for student success.  AdviseStream supports fundamental processes such as appointment scheduling, curricular and co-curricular planning, and advising notes.  AdviseStream can serve all students and advisors, while supporting specialized workflows for groups such as prehealth students, postgraduate fellowship programs, research programs, off campus study programs and special mentoring programs.  Students are empowered to take control of their academic and career paths by reporting career aspirations, creating and modifying multi-year plans, designing their co-curricular experiences, and translating their achievements into e-folio and résumé formats.


The Chronicle

For over 50 years, The Chronicle of Higher Education has independently and intelligently delivered higher-education news and information to the faculty and staff of our world’s colleges and universities. More than 215,000 dedicated professionals in higher education read our print edition, making it their leading source for in-depth news and career development. Published every weekday, our website provides more than 1.9 million unique visitors with the up-to-the-minute topics and trends they need to make informed decisions. And at The Chronicle, we’re driven by the excellent standards of institutions we serve.


Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has been America's premier source of timely news, provocative commentary, insightful interviews, and in-depth special reports on diversity in higher education for over two decades. Leaders from academe, industry, and public policy have all come to rely on this award-winning news magazine to stay abreast of the trends and issues that go to the very core of the future of this country and its place in an ever-changing world.



We are 600+ professionals in architecture, engineering, energy, and interior design who collaborate across 15 offices in the United States and Europe to deliver high performance building design, research, and consulting services. We are the trusted advisors to corporate, government, higher education, healthcare, and science & technology clients. Our award-winning family of practice groups includes sustainable design leader EYP Architecture & Engineering; EYP Health, healthcare design specialists; and The Weidt Group, building energy performance specialists.  Research makes us better designers and more valuable advisors and helps our clients make more strategic decisions about their buildings. We partner with clients and academic experts to conduct behavioral research on the impact of STEM, Healthcare, Workplace, and Living-Learning environments and to monitor and verify the energy performance of our built designs, analyzing predicted vs. actual energy consumption. Our disciplines: Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Energy, Interior Design, Graphic & Environmental Design.



Faculty Guild believes student success is about more than access and completion. It’s about connection, understanding and application. Therefore, purposeful teaching is vital. 

We offer a multi-term fellowship where faculty members will bolster their existing teaching practices, supported by a circle of peers and a professional facilitator, in an online environment. Fellows learn by reflecting on their own teaching, not from disconnected, general guidance. And through analytics, fellows see how their teaching behaviors change over time and their institutions receive aggregated, non-identified data to measure return on investment.

Our approach has been tested by hundreds of faculty members and is based on more than six years of research that was originally led by Dr. Gail Mellow. This refined method has shown to revitalize teaching and learning experiences, creating a lasting impact on the institution. Learn more at www.facultyguild.org.


HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) is an educational nonprofit providing leadership and management development for women in higher education. Since 1972 HERS has served the higher education community, preparing more than 5,000 women faculty, staff and administrators for leadership roles. The HERS Institute is offered on three campuses – University of Denver, Bryn Mawr College, Wellesley College – and deliberately seeks a diverse group of women leaders to share and learn from their multiple perspectives under the guidance of women faculty from higher education, national organizations, government, and foundations. For more information, visit www.HERSnet.org.


Inside Higher Ed is the online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education. Whether you're an administrator or a faculty member, a grad student or a vice president, we've got what you need to thrive professionally: breaking news and feature stories, provocative daily commentary, career advice and practical tools to advance your career. Inside Higher Ed is a top resource for those in higher education, drawing 1.5 million readers each month, making it the ideal platform to reach a large and diverse audience of higher education professionals. Visit insidehighered.com today.


At Interfolio, we're dedicated to increasing transparency, equity, and efficiency around the academic decisions at the heart of the university mission. Interfolio's products address the complex shared-governance workflows of hiring, promotion, and tenure and provide advanced faculty activity reporting technology to help faculty harness the voluminous and varied activity data – from research publications to program evaluations – that must be reported regularly to administrators for internal reviews, compliance, and accreditation.


LatinosinHigherEd.com, founded in 2006, is the first Latino/a professional employment web site designed specifically for the higher education community. This site helps employers connect with the largest pool of Latino/a professionals in higher education in the United States, Puerto Rico and internationally by disseminating employment opportunities to registered candidates and a national network of Latino-serving organizations.



At PebblePad,our mission is simple - to deliver a platform that provides both the support and the flexibility to enable learners to identify, cultivate, and develop their skills and abilities, and then highlight and showcase their capabilities to maximum effect in our increasingly competitive world. PebblePad is more than a portfolio. Its features encourage and enhance skills acquisition, which means learners can extract the maximum benefit from their learning experiences. With the capabilities to coach and guide, record achievement, track progress, and enable assessments and conversations. PebblePad is an integrated, interactive learning space with the flexibility and the capability to meet the demands of today’s independent, anytime, anywhere learners.



Portfolium is higher ed's fastest growing learning and career success network. Our mission is to help students connect learning to opportunity by providing 2,000 institutions with the tools to manage, scale and align competency assessment, student success, and career readiness programs. Portfolium has reimagined ePortfolios, making them portable and connected in support of lifelong learning and career development for 3.5M+ students and alumni who are matching competencies to internships and jobs at thousands of companies, nationwide. To learn more about Portfolium's solutions for Assessment Management, Student Success and Career readiness, visit: https://portfolium.com/educators or email: educators@portfolium.com


The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities from the United States and around the world by providing students with an integrated academic and professional living and working experience in Washington D.C.  The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has over 90 full-time staff and more than 50,000 alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.  TWC believes that the right experience can set students on a path of academic and professional achievement, leadership and civic engagement. 




Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 30,000 new members at more than 300 colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society has awarded more than $15 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, more than $1.4 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards, and grants for literacy initiatives. Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."




AGB Search
AGB Search
is the only firm that specializes in all aspects of executive search exclusively for higher education institutions. Founded by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) in 2010, we have a unique understanding of the qualifications critical for effective higher education leadership. We offer a full suite of services which include executive search, compensation evaluation, and interim search. AGB Search is dedicated to client success and guarantees a smooth, effective search. We collaborate with clients to discover what makes each institution distinct and present the best candidates for each position, so you find the right leader for you. Each member of our consulting team brings years of experience as a higher education leader to the firm. We not only understand the demands of leadership, but also are deeply invested in supporting the next generation of leaders.


Designed by educators, for educators, Digication is a leading provider of easy-to-use e-Portfolio solutions for higher education institutions. Students at more than 5,000 schools use Digication e-Portfolios as a workspace for learning and to easily, flexibly, and professionally showcase their work and achievements. E-Portfolios create new opportunities for learning, reflection, communication, assessment, and career advancement. Integrated tightly with the company's award winning e-Portfolio system is the Assessment Management System. For more information visit http://www.digication.com


Hanover Research
Hanover is a global research and analytics firm that enables higher education institutions to provide a world-class educational experience and operate an efficient institution.  Hanover’s suite of solutions equips institutions of all varieties, including public and private, two- and four-year, graduate and professional, to face their most critical academic and administrative challenges.

From enrollment and recruitment, to academic programming, finance, marketing, and student retention, Hanover’s suite of methodologies analyzes data, benchmarks best practices, and collects the feedback higher education institutions need to make informed decisions. With comprehensive solutions and a unique fixed-fee model, Hanover offers a dedicated team of analysts that diagnoses needs and develops a customized research agenda tailored to each institution.


HigherEdJobs® is the leading source for jobs and career information in academia. Last year, over 186,000 faculty, administrative, and executive jobs were posted to the company’s website, which is visited by more than 1.3 million unique visitors each month. Serving the top universities and colleges throughout the nation and abroad, HigherEdJobs is the preeminent resource for connecting job seekers and higher education employers.



Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA
The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA is one of the premier educational research and policy organizations in the country. Housed at UCLA, the nonprofit institute is an interdisciplinary center for research, evaluation, information, policy studies, and research training in postsecondary education. HERI administers the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), the nation’s largest and oldest empirical study of higher education, with data collected from over 15 million students at more than 1,900 colleges and universities since 1966. CIRP consists of the Freshman Survey, Your First College Year survey, Diverse Learning Environments survey, College Senior Survey, Staff Climate Survey, and the triennial HERI Faculty Survey.


Johns Hopkins University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press combines traditional books and journals publishing units with cutting-edge service divisions that sustain diversity and independence among nonprofit, scholarly publishers, societies, and associations. With critically acclaimed titles in history, science, higher education, consumer health, humanities, and public health, the Books Division publishes 150 new books each year. With warehouses on three continents, worldwide sales representation, and a robust digital publishing program, the Books Division connects Hopkins authors to scholars, experts, and educational and research institutions around the world. Visit us online or in person and receive 20% off our higher education titles with the promo code: HECT



Founded in 1996, Stylus publishes books that focus on higher education, and inclusive teaching in K-12. Our higher education program covers: teaching and learning, service learning, assessment, online learning, race and gender diversity on campus, student affairs, doctoral education, and leadership and administration.