Sponsors: 2013 Annual Meeting
The Association of American Colleges and Universities thanks the following sponsors for their generous support of AAC&U’s Annual Meeting. Most will have representatives at the January meeting, and we invite you to take this opportunity to become more familiar with their products and services.
AAC&U thanks Taskstream for serving as the Collaborating Sponsor for our Annual Meeting and sponsoring the Wednesday Night Forum on January 23.
At Taskstream, we help ensure that students have the skills and knowledge they need by providing the highest quality Web-based software and supporting services to effectively plan and manage assessment and accreditation processes, facilitate the demonstration of learning achievement through e-portfolios and performance assessments, and foster continuous educational improvement.
PRESIDENTS' FORUM SPONSOR
LiveText is a leading provider of campus-wide solutions for strategic planning, assessment, and institutional effectiveness. Our customizable and comprehensive solutions allow for seamless integration and data reporting to effectively measure outcomes-based learning goals and institutional objectives for accreditation and continuous improvement.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the leading news, jobs, and information source for college and university faculty and administrators around the world. In print and online, The Chronicle delivers the latest news in information technology, distance education, management, finance, policy, and hosts the largest job forum in higher education.
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.
EYP is the expertise-based, integrated architecture and engineering design firm that specializes in sustainable projects for higher education and government clients. With offices in Albany, Boston, Greenville, New York City, Orlando, and Washington, D.C., the 315-person firm ranks among ENR’s Top Green Design Firms and Architect Magazine’s Top 50 A/E firms nationwide.
Foliotek gives schools a comprehensive system supporting student learning, program accreditation, and graduate placement efforts. Foliotek AssessmentTM combines artifact collection, custom data collection, and standards-based assessment to accumulate and report on data essential to student and program success . In addition, Foliotek PresentationTM offers students a state-of-the-art portfolio builder for the creation of beautifully customized presentations that are easy to share with educators, peers, and employers.
Goal Success is a global consulting firm specializing in individual and organizational leadership. For over 18 years, Goal Success has successfully helped non-profit organizations and corporations develop their leadership potential through our research based, interactive curriculum. Our Education Practice leverages this experience and expertise to meet the needs of leaders in higher education. Our Practice is headed by current academic administrators, former deans, department chairs, and experienced consultants. Heightened attention to institutional performance, accountability, and transparency has placed more importance on the quality of leadership demonstrated by Chief Academic Officers, Deans, and Department Chairs. Make leadership development a personal goal, as well as part of your strategic institutional initiative to enhance departmental and institutional performance. Goal Success announcesLeadership Development for Department Chairs, in Chicago, June 5-7, 2013. We also offer individual leadership coaching for Deans.
Guidebook is the most cost-effective way for an institution of higher education to create a high-quality mobile presence. Guidebook allows colleges and universities to communicate important information to all of their constituencies through their iPhones, Android phones, Blackberries, and all other mobile devices. Easily present schedules of campus activities, interactive maps, tours, news feeds, and other vital information to your students, prospectives, faculty, alums, and staff with a Guidebook mobile guide.
Serving higher education since 1975, The IDEA Centeris a nonprofit organization that provides tools to assess and improve teaching, learning, and administrative leadership. The IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction system helps faculty solicit feedback and evaluate teaching as it relates to student learning. The Center has a benchmarking service that allows campuses to compare their results with peer institutions, as well as feedback instruments to rate department chairs and other administrators.
Interfolio is a trusted provider of higher education credential management and committee-based decision-making services. Founded in 1999, Interfolio provides a centralized online platform to help scholars manage the complete lifecycle of their academic and professional careers and enables higher education institutions to recruit and select the most talented and diverse faculty. Interfolio’s services support more than 300,000 users worldwide, including individuals who use it to manage their academic credentials and letter writers who upload confidential letters of recommendation for their students and colleagues. Working with leading institutions like Johns Hopkins University, Middlebury College and Rutgers University, Interfolio's Dossier & Portfolio, ByCommittee and Letter Writers services ease the application, communication and searchcommittee review and selection processes while helping colleges and universities maintain comprehensive and compliant faculty selection practices.
Jossey-Bass, an imprint of John Wiley & Sons, provides books, periodicals, online professional development, and other media to inform and inspire those interested in developing themselves, their organizations and their communities. Jossey-Bass' publications feature the work of some of the world's best-known authors in leadership, business, education, religion and spirituality, parenting, nonprofit, public health and health administration, conflict resolution and relationships.
Nuventive is a leading provider of solutions for assessing, managing and demonstrating continuous improvement in higher education. Our enterprise software suite provides a foundation for institutional effectiveness and a culture of assessment, supporting accreditation, strategic planning, and the management of academic and administrative outcomes. Nuventive customers are institutions, faculty, administrators, students and private sector users.
Tk20 is a leading provider of CampusWide systems for strategic planning, assessments, institutional effectiveness and student retention. Our systems allow detailed planning for the meeting of institutional goals and objectives, comprehensive, customized assessment, data integration with other systems on campus, and seamless reporting for accreditation and unit improvement on system-wide institutional performance
Ann Duffield & Colleagues (ADAC) is comprised of Ann Duffield, founding principal and former long-time chief communications officer at the University of Pennsylvania, and six emeritus college and university presidents: Joanne V. Creighton, President Emeritus, Mount Holyoke College; Lorna Duphiney Edmundson, President Emerita, Wilson College; Robert Glidden, President Emeritus, Ohio University; Richard Kneedler, President Emeritus, Franklin and Marshall College; Stephen R. Lewis, President Emeritus, Carleton College; and Daniel F. Sullivan, President Emeritus, St. Lawrence University. The firm provides strategic planning facilitation, and counsel in the areas of academic and curricular planning, enrollment management, fiscal and facilities management, fundraising, communications, leadership mentoring and performance assessment, institutional performance assessment, and institutional governance. Members of the firm have provided advice and support during senior administrative transitions and several have also served as interim presidents.
We have always known that what happens in the classroom matters and that a good class, a good teacher, and good content have the power to change the world — one student, one idea at a time. In 1981, Charles Christensen and Joan Feinberg founded an imprint of St. Martin’s Press called Bedford Books and started work on The Bedford Reader. Today, we are Bedford/St. Martin’s, publishing across the disciplines of English, History, Communication, Music, and College Success.
Bedford/St. Martin E-Portfolio Information
Collegiate Counsel, Inc. provides professional and practical executive search counsel for liberal arts and regional colleges/universities. At Collegiate Counsel, our entire professional and support staff contribute proportionately on every search, supporting your lead consultant. This distinctive policy promotes a collegial and trusting atmosphere that benefits clients and candidates. Jon McRae provides over forty years of executive search experience, with more than twenty years as a national leader in presidential and cabinet-level searches. Our team of consultants, Drs. Pfau, Seelbach and Marshall offer distinguished experience that enables us to provide intuitive insight and sound judgment based on best search practices. We focus on identifying and attracting the best qualified leaders for your distinctive mission and culture. Two of our four consultants work personally and directly with each search committee. Their professionalism is enhanced directly by the research and communications efforts of the other two consultants and experienced support staff.
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 visithttp://www.digication.com
ExamSoft offers a market-leading exam management solution, which delivers powerful, actionable data to assess learning outcomes and improve student learning, engagement, and retention. Its software suite enables clients to more efficiently and practically administer exams and analyze resulting data to improve curricular design, test design, and accreditation compliance.
Inside Higher Ed is the free daily news Web site for people who work in higher education. Breaking news, lively commentary, thousands of job postings and a real sense of community draw an engaged readership of more than1,000,000 each month. Online. Daily. Free. Ahead of the curve. Join the conversation atwww.insidehighered.com
Jones e-Global Library
Creating and maintaining a state-of-the-art online library can be a difficult and expensive proposition.Jones e-Global Library ® gives your institution the power to create a tailored research library, one that meets your specific needs. Our flexibility in the face of your unique challenges is what truly sets us apart. No one in the industry gives you the diversity of options offered by Jones e-Global Library. From secure storage of your online learning objects, to 24/7 librarians and full professional services, e-Global Library provides everything in one location, so you can build your library your way.
Lyon Software, the nation’s leading provider of community benefit software, has extended its reach to include institutions of higher education. Lyon’s Community Benefit Inventory for Social Accountability (CBISA™) is a comprehensive way for colleges and universities to measure their impact on the communities they serve and to institutionalize community engagement and service learning. Let CBISA streamline reporting to a variety of stakeholders including the President’s Honor Roll and Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.
Pathbrite delivers next-generation portfolios that help students – and learners of all ages – collect, track, reflect on, and showcase a lifetime of achievement, and that recommend pathways for continuous success.
Founded in 1996, Stylus Publishing publishes books and journals that focus on higher education, and books on inclusive teaching in K-12. Our higher education program covers such areas as teaching and learning, service learning, assessment, online learning, racial diversity on campus,gender issues, student affairs, doctoral education, and leadership and administration.