2014 Annual Meeting Sponsors
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 is pleased to welcome Flat World Education as the Featured Sponsor of our 2014 Annual Meeting.
Flat World Education excels in the development of mobile, adaptive, competency-driven learning environments. In close partnership with our institutional partners, we envision a world where access to affordable, personalized lifelong learning will be a great equalizer, not a differentiator.
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LiveText provides web-based assessment solutions to support evidence-based learning. With e-Portfolios and course-based assessment capabilities, LiveText builds best-practice processes of assessment at your institution so that faculty can more easily communicate with students, students engage in deep reflective learning, and administrators collect data for program and institutional assessment in order to improve and ensure quality. Since 1997, LiveText has been remarkably successful at helping institutions improve learning and increase student engagement. In using LiveText’s suite of assessment tools, institutions document such advancement and fulfill accreditation standards.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the only academic resource designed to keep readers on the forefront of academic knowledge worldwide – with timely news and analysis of academic ideas, developments, and trends. Get an inside look at Vitae, a new online community from The Chronicle, designed exclusively for faculty and administrators. Every day, Vitae brings together the best career management tools including a free dossier service; a peer-to-peer community of academics; the best source of jobs and job candidates; and candid news and advice to help you succeed in higher ed.
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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We bring a new approach: one defined by powerful collaboration, systems thinking, creativity and a bias for action. We engage our clients when new ideas and fresh approaches are required, at the launch of an initiative or innovation, when integration of programs within systems is needed to ensure success. Working with edBridge Partners, education leaders and practitioners can feel confident that through more powerful collaborations—in creative problem solving, planning and execution—they can do their best work and make a difference. Our services include the following:
- edBridge Action Learning Networks
Mobilizing K-16 partnerships and establishing conditions for sustained collaboration, action, learning, and collective impact.
- edBridge Program Development & Management
Planning and managing projects across disciplines and sectors; integrating initiatives and activities toward a common goal.
- edBridge Advisory
Providing high level consulting to education and corporate leaders and membership organization
EYP is the expertise-based, integrated architecture and engineering design firm that specializes in sustainable design for corporate, government, and higher education clients around the world. EYP Energy is a division of EYP, Inc., that delivers integrated, comprehensive sustainability consulting and implementation services. Located in Albany, Boston, Charlotte, Greenville, New York City, Orlando, Raleigh, and Washington, D.C., the firm is ranked among the largest A/E firms in the nation by Building Design & Construction magazine and has been recognized for sustainable design leadership by Architect Magazine,Engineering News-Record, and Architectural Record.
Serving higher education since 1975, The IDEA Center is a nonprofit organization that helps institutions improve teaching, learning, and leadership. The Center’s services are built on an extensive, nation-wide research program, supporting evaluation and development of both programs and people. The IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction system helps faculty solicit feedback and evaluate teaching as it relates to student learning and the online delivery system is now powered by Campus Labs. The IDEA Feedback Instruments for Department Chairs and Administrators allow leaders to assess how their personal and institutional objectives are realized. The IDEA Center also has a benchmarking service that allows campuses to compare their results with peer institutions.
The IDEA Center publishes short application-oriented papers related to teaching, learning, and evaluation. Our IDEA Papers, POD-IDEA Center Notes on Instruction, and POD-IDEA Center Notes on Learning are available at (www.theideacenter.org). The Center also co-hosts the Academic Chairpersons Conference held annually since 1984.
LatinosinHigherEd.com was founded in 2006. LatinosinHigherEd.com is the first Latino professional employment web site designed specifically for the higher education community. It was launched in response to a growing concern about the need to promote career opportunities in higher education for the growing Latino population. This site helps employers connect with the largest pool of Latino 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.
Taskstream provides a central place online to manage assessment, accreditation, and e-portfolio activities across your institution. With Taskstream, you can collect and evaluate direct evidence of learning, address evolving accountability requirements, and demonstrate continuous improvement. Our powerful technology and renowned support help you ensure that your students, and your institution, are prepared to succeed.
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 70 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.
Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, provides essential knowledge in the form of books, periodicals, online professional development, and other learning solutions to inform and inspire those interested in developing themselves, their organizations, and their communities. The Jossey-Bass Higher & Adult Education series promotes professional learning in the postsecondary educational community worldwide. In partnership with AAC&U, we are proud to publish General Education Essentials: A Guide for College Faculty and Creating Interdisciplinary Campus Cultures: A Model for Strength and Sustainability. We provide online professional development for higher education faculty and campus leaders through Wiley Learning Institute.
The U.S. News Academic Insights platform contains a historical database of our rankings as well as a substantial amount of the survey data that has formed the basis of the rankings since 1988. This web-based analytics tool gives undergraduate and graduate schools the ability to analyze their own institutional rankings and data as well as measure themselves against peer institutions. Schools can gain a deeper understanding of their data, whether they employ a large institutional research department or a part time staff. The platform’s ease of use gives any administrator from any department the capacity to retrieve data quickly and create meaningful and actionable reports. All users have the ability to create custom peer groups for their Institution and gauge their data against those groups. Users can then export the data in ready-to-go charts for presentation as well as retrieve the underlying data for future offline analysis.
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The acclaimed Campus Guide Series, books and mobile apps published by Princeton Architectural Press in partnership with the school, showcase a cultural history tour around the grounds and through the halls of leading campuses—UVA, Yale, Brown, Stanford, Rice, UC Berkeley and San Diego, Texas at Austin, Dartmouth, Vassar, Smith, and many more.The Campus Guide’s stunning photos, prose and maps bring to life the people, events, and buildings that make your campus a special place—engaging alumni, parents, students, patrons, and visitors.The Campus Guide is a beautiful and intelligent investment in the school’s mission, spirit and brand.
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
EBI MAP-Works provides a comprehensive set of student retention and benchmarking assessment solutions, enabling colleges and universities to achieve measurable results in student success. Our solutions provide a continuous cycle of communication across departments, visually informing faculty, staff, and students of critical areas for improvement and enabling intervention measures for at-risk students – before it’s too late.
Learn about how the EBI MAP-Works team of researchers, implementation consultants, and change management consultants can help your institution achieve its student success and retention goals. To schedule a demo or for more information, visit our website at www.webebi.com or e-mail us email@example.com.
IASystem provides nationally recognized course evaluation services that support best practices and inform decision making by faculty, administrators, and students. Developed and maintained at the University of Washington, IASystem builds on more than 40 years of experience in providing course evaluation services to institutions across the United States. IASystem combines a powerful, streamlined web-based application with a suite of rigorously tested evaluation tools. Technical and analytic controls protect the integrity of your evaluation data and support effective instructional improvement and faculty development programs.
Founded in 2004, Inside Higher Ed is the free daily news Web site for higher education professionals. Inside Higher Ed provides what higher education professionals need to thrive in their jobs or to find better ones: breaking news and feature stories, provocative daily commentary, areas for comment on every article, practical career columns, and a powerful suite of tools that keep academic professionals well-informed about issues and employment opportunities and that help colleges identify and hire talented personnel. Visitwww.insidehighered.com and sign up for our free Daily News Update e-mail.
At Lyon Software, we believe in helping you and your community achieve a better tomorrow. We enable our clients to track and evaluate how their programs and partnerships are working together to improve the communities they serve. Track both quantitative and qualitative data about your programs to make sure they are meeting the needs of your community and your organization. Easy reporting features allow you to report to your stakeholders with the click of a button. Customizable features ensure your community and their specific needs are tracked. Let us show you a whole new world of data.
Pathbrite is a next-generation Portfolio Learning Platform that is elevating the way people learn, teach, and grow. Educators and students at innovative schools, colleges and universities across the U.S. use Pathbrite to enhance metacognition and critical thinking skills, improve course-passing and job placement rates, and enable project-based learning and peer collaboration.
Stylus 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, women’s issues, student affairs, doctoral education, and leadership and administration.
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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 32,000 new members at more than 300 select 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, $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 local and national 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."