2017 Annual Meeting Sponsors



Taskstream advances effective assessment to improve student learning and institutional quality with proven, reliable, and user-friendly technology and supporting services. Since 2000, we have been promoting outcomes-based teaching and assessment to help institutions ensure their students have the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a global society. We are proud to partner with AAC&U, the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) and the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment (MSC) in the effort to create a scalable alternative for outcomes assessment based on faculty scoring of authentic student work using the VALUE rubrics.



Everspring partners with Top 200 Universities to create a new standard of excellence in online education. We deliver a unified online strategy and bring the technology, marketing expertise, and a full range of services to help our partners launch and grow their online programs. Everspring has robust online capabilities in the areas of strategic expertise, academic and operational excellence, and advanced technology—all delivered in a customized, human-centered, integrated and data-driven process.



TIAA is a unique financial partner. With an award-winning track record for consistent investment performance, TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. TIAA has $861 billion in assets under management (as of 3/31/2016) and offers a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and guidance, and retirement services.



USA Funds
USA Funds® is a nonprofit corporation that has worked since 1960 to enhance preparation for, access to, and success in postsecondary education. USA Funds has served more than 22 million students and parents with more than $250 billion in financial aid for higher education. It has also provided support for thousands of education and financial institutions nationwide. Today USA Funds has adopted Completion With a Purpose℠ as its guiding principle. While aiming to increase the percentage of students who finish what they start in college or other postsecondary programs, Completion With a Purpose has the additional critical goal of ensuring a smoother transition from education to employment in the 21st Century global workforce.



The AdviseStream cloud-based software platforms build community, encourage collaborative planning with advisors, and streamline processes for student success.  Students are empowered to take control of their academic and career paths by creating and modifying multi-year plans, collaboratively designing their co-curricular experiences, and translating their achievements into applications, e-folio and résumé formats.  AdviseStream helps institutions to realize the power of integrated learning by putting coursework, co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences on the same timeline for the purposes of planning and reflection.  The platforms offered by AdviseStream are able to support all students at an institution, or special cohorts such as programs for at risk or honors students, pre-health professions students, or postgraduate fellowship students.


Ask Big Questions partners with colleges, universities, and organizations to engage young adults in reflective community conversations about purpose, identity, and responsibility. These conversations build trust, strengthen community, and deepen understanding across lines of difference. Since 2011, Ask Big Questions has trained over 1,100 student leaders, faculty, and staff on 120 campuses in our method of community conversation, engaging over 50,000 students.

Our workshops, training programs, and resources help participants learn to facilitate community conversations. Students who participate in Ask Big Questions conversations report significant increases in key skills of civic engagement, including critical thinking, active listening and understanding their own values and beliefs and those of others. Staff and students who lead these conversations report even more significant gains in their abilities to facilitate group work, strategize creatively, and design productive approaches to community challenges.


For 17 years, Colleges of Distinction has been a trusted resource for guidance counselors, parents and students, and colleges and universities. Our mission is simple: help parents and students find not just the “best college,” but the right college. Colleges of Distinction is founded on the premise that there are hundreds of remarkable colleges across the United States – each with unique strengths to offer the next generation of college-bound students. We connect these colleges to curious, talented students who are “right-fits” for them. We know students are more than just majors or GPAs, and learning is more than just attending classes. From study abroad and scientific research to service learning and internships, our schools sponsor many exciting high-impact practices that open up new ideas, new worlds, and new opportunities.


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.


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EC Higher Education partners with US colleges and universities to provide an expanded global profile and improved international reputation. EC delivers opportunities and access to high potential international students to thrive academically in the North American higher education system. Since 1991, EC has grown into a global education organization in five countries spread across three continents. Each year EC provides services to 45,000 students from 140 countries. EC strives to stay at the forefront of advances in education and technology in order to deliver rigorous, measurable outcomes for their international students while always remaining true to their mission - helping students succeed in a global community, and to enhance international conversation in the global village.



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; WHR Architects, 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.


IDEA is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving teaching, learning, and leadership at colleges and universities. Through innovative, research-based assessment instruments and professional development tools, IDEA offers comprehensive faculty and leadership feedback and provides customized insight to help guide personal and programmatic reflection and growth. Our unparalleled support of practitioners engaged in the advancement of teaching and learning in higher education is reflected through the publication of peer-reviewed articles and original research relevant to the field, as well as through our IDEA Impact grantmaking program. Committed to continuous improvement since 1975, IDEA leads the way in providing solutions designed to help our partners assess and improve learning holistically.  


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.


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.


LiveText provides e-Portfolio, learning assessment, and accreditation management tools coupled with consulting services to help higher education continuously improve. With LiveText’s dedication to all user experiences – administrator, faculty, and student – each user enjoys an easy to use, powerful interface. Faculty and administrators have the most comprehensive, flexible, and adaptable web-based solutions to support a culture of assessment across campus. LiveText’s advanced e-Portfolio, assessment, and accreditation management solutions assist institutions in evaluating performance-based student learning achievement, and extensive support ensures that faculty and administrators can collect, measure, and report on actionable data for continuous improvement of the academic experience. Students are able to monitor their individual progress through their programs, enabling them to gain a better perspective of and ownership over their learning.


Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services in areas of research, professional practice and education. Developing digital education, learning, assessment and certification, partnering with societies, supporting researchers to communicate discoveries. Our digital content, books and 1600 online journals build on a 200-year heritage of quality publishing. Jossey-Bass publishes products and services to inform and inspire those interested in developing themselves, their organizations and institutions, and their communities. These offerings included print and digital books, subscription content, e-Learning test prep, webinars, and online courseware, workflow applications, websites, and online assessment tools in all formats. All were designed to help customers become more effective in the workplace and to achieve career success by bringing to life the ideas and best practices of thought leaders around the world. In 1999, Jossey-Bass was acquired by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and is now a Wiley brand.



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 approximately $15 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, more than $1 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."



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.


Epigeum is the leading provider of exceptional online courses designed to help universities and colleges transform their core activities in research, teaching, studying and management. Our courses are developed through the global collaboration of experts and partner universities and shared by licence subscription. Produced by our in-house team of editorial and online professionals and used by leading institutions across the world, the courses are all available as stand-alone online resources, but are supported by additional activities to enable a full blended approach. Epigeum was born digital, and remains committed to creating interactive, multimedia rich and engaging materials.


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The Experiential Learning Leadership Institute (ELLI) at Southern Utah University will host its annual conference June 26-29 in Park City, Utah. The conference brings educators together to share best principles and practices related to experiential and project based learning. The conference provides professional development, networking, and hands-on learning experiences. Participants will have a range of topics to explore through concurrent, roundtable, and active learning offerings. In partnership with the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE), the conference also offers workshops that lead to certification through NSEE’s Experiential Education Academy. Educators at all levels are invited to join us in scenic Northern Utah to participate with like-minded colleagues who are engaged in innovative approaches to experiential and project based learning. Call for programs opens in early 2017. Visit www.ellinstitute.org.


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.



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, 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



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.


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.