Academic Partners

Academic Partners are colleges, universities, associations, or non-profit organizations with missions and programs related to the conference theme. They contribute to the success of the conference in a variety of ways—developing the program, reviewing proposals, sharing information about the conference with their constituencies, presenting a session during the conference, and sharing materials about their organization at the conference.

The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition serves as the trusted expert, internationally recognized leader, and clearinghouse for scholarship, policy, and best practice for all postsecondary student transitions.

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. AACC promotes community colleges through five strategic action areas: recognition and advocacy for community colleges; student access, learning, and success; community college leadership development; economic and workforce development; and global and intercultural education.