2016 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.


Collaborating Sponsor and Sponsor for the President's Forum

LiveText empowers institutions and individuals with world-class technology and leadership to elevate and demonstrate the quality of learning. Our web-based technology is designed to assess outcomes-based learning, as well as measure and report actionable data for improvement of the academic experience and demonstration of accreditation compliance.




The Chronicle

The Chronicle delivers the latest news and analysis of ideas that lead the academic discourse at colleges and universities. Whether you want to promote your institutional advances, hire top academic talent, or ensure that your university receives the visibility it deserves, The Chronicle is the only publication that anticipates, evolves with, and helps inform and mold the latest academic trends.


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 580 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 to higher education, government, healthcare, and corporate 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. We conduct rigorous, original research primarily in two fundamental areas: technology, including energy performance and sustainability, and behavioral response to the built environment, to advance the delivery of intelligent and memorable design.



Fullbridge is a high-growth, education technology company committed to helping college students and young professionals succeed in the global economy through transformational professional and industry-specific skills building programs.  Programs are designed to imbue learners with the skills, attitudes, confidence, and direction they need to succeed in today’s challenging work environment. Additionally, programs steep students and young professionals in the essentials of business acumen, communication, and collaboration. This sets the stage for change today and assures continued success tomorrow. Fullbridge has run programs in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East since 2011, with participants ranging from Harvard Law School students, to veterans, to U.S. liberal arts college students, to female vocational students in Saudi Arabia. Fullbridge has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek and Forbes as a leader in competency-based education and 21st century workplace skills.


IDEA works in partnership with institutions of higher education to support the advancement of teaching, learning, and leadership. IDEA, a non-profit organization established in 1975, provides statistically valid and reliable Teaching and Learning Assessment (student ratings) and Leadership Assessment (chair and administrator) instruments backed by extensive research. IDEA's services provide comparative data, formative and summative feedback, suggestions and resources for improvement, and tailored reports that support institutional, program, and individual development. IDEA systems offer robust technology platforms that feature mobile-delivery and interactive interface.



Committee-based decisions drive higher education. Service, and the very premise of shared governance, is the bedrock of academe and an indispensable piece of the faculty's role and academic leadership. Interfolio offers a web-based (SaaS) platform to better understand committee-based decisions along the faculty life cycle, from hiring through tenure and beyond. We provide a user-centered platform for individual scholars and committees, as well as a powerful reporting engine to help senior administrators gain insight into the data underlying faculty service and decision-making.  Learn more at www.interfolio.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. 


Wiley provides essential knowledge and learning solutions for the higher education community worldwide through trusted collaborative relationships. Our comprehensive services, technology, and professional development resources help faculty, administrators, and institutions support student success by addressing the biggest challenges in higher education today. In partnership with AAC&U, we are proud to publish General Education Essentials, Creating Interdisciplinary Campus Cultures, and Becoming a Student-Ready College, forthcoming from our Jossey-Bass 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 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."




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


HigherEdJobs® is the leading source for jobs and career information in academia. During 2014, over 159,000 faculty, administrative, and executive jobs were posted to the company’s website, which is visited by more than 1 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 an information center for educational policy making and institutional improvement through the administration of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, the nation’s largest and oldest empirical study of higher education, involving data on some 1,900 institutions and over 15 million college students. The CIRP consists of the Freshman Survey, Your First College Year Survey, the Diverse Learning Environments Survey, the College Senior Survey, and the triennial Faculty Survey. HERI also conducts training institutes in advancing institutional assessment and scholarship in higher education; and builds partnerships with higher education organizations in promoting institutional excellence.


Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed is the online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education. Whether you're an adjunct or a vice president, a grad student or an eminence grise, we've got what you need to thrive professionally: breaking news and feature stories, provocative daily commentary, career advice and practical tools to you advance your career. Inside Higher Ed is a top resource for those in higher education, drawing 1.2 million readers each month, making it the ideal platform to reach a large and diverse audience of talented higher education professionals. Visit www.insidehighered.com today.


Lyon Software

As a non-profit institution, telling the story of your community involvement is crucial.  That’s why Lyon Software has developed its Community Benefit Inventory for Social Accountability (CBISA) software, a comprehensive way for you to measure your organization’s impact on the community it serves. CBISA enables 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 institution.  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. For more than 30 years our promise at Lyon Software and our passionate commitment has been to provide the best possible community benefit software and service.  It’s not just our specialty; it’s all we do.



The oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees, W. W. Norton, Inc. publishes about 400 trade, college, and professional titles each year.


PebblePad is an award-winning e-portfolio, e-assessment, and tutoring technology built on our philosophy that learning is only truly powerful when it's connected to opportunities to reflect on real-world experiences, no matter how diverse. For more than 10 years we’ve used this philosophy to build powerful, online personalized learning spaces, but that’s not all we’ve built – we’ve also built an enviable reputation for being the type of friendly, knowledgeable company that people really like doing business with.

PebblePad helps educators design engaging learning with powerful authentic assessment and where learners have the opportunity to make sense of every learning experience, evidence their capabilities, and receive timely help and feedback. These are just some of the reasons why PebblePad is now one of the most widely used systems of its kind in the Higher Education sector in the UK and Australia – with new customers now in the US and Canada. PebblePad is helping universities and individuals experience better results.



Rafter is a leading course materials management company focused on making education more affordable, accessible, and effective for college students. Hundreds of campuses and over 2.7 million students have used Rafter's technology to save nearly $700 million on textbooks. The company's mission is to help students save money and be prepared for success in the classroom. Building on its course materials experience and long-term relationships with hundreds of colleges and suppliers, Rafter is redesigning and transforming the entire process of course materials management with its Rafter360™ solution that helps campuses provide students with 100% of their assigned materials on day one for a flat rate price that can be incorporated into tuition – saving them over 50% on textbook costs. Based in San Mateo, California, Rafter was founded in 2006. More information about Rafter can be found at www.rafter.com.



The Society for Values in Higher Education is a fellowship of teachers and others who care deeply about ethical issues—such as integrity, diversity, social justice and civic responsibility—facing higher education and the wider society. We believe that such values call for study, reflection, discussion, and action. We pursue these activities through publications (including our internationally-recognized, interdisciplinary journal Soundings), projects, regional gatherings, and an annual national meeting.

Our 92nd annual meeting will be July 13-17, 2016, at Oberlin College. The theme will be “The Politics of Dissent: Satire, Sarcasm, and Spite in Civil Discourse.” Society meetings are structured to provide significant time for reflection, dialogue, and collaboration. For more information, visit www.svhe.org.


Stylus publishes books and journals that focus on higher education and inclusive teaching in K-12. Our higher education program covers areas such as teaching and learning, service learning, assessment, online learning, racial diversity on campus, women’s issues, student affairs, doctoral education, and leadership and administration. Stylus also markets and distributes throughout the Americas for a number of independent publishers and leading NGOs and research institutions providing the latest work in the fields of agriculture, business, economic development, education, electronic engineering, health, human rights, the natural sciences, and sustainability.