Higher Education Organizations
- AACU – Association of American Colleges and Universities
The mission of the Association of American Colleges and Universities is to make the aims of liberal learning a vigorous and constant influence on institutional purpose and educational practice in higher education.
- American Council on Education
The American Council on Education (ACE) is a United States organization, established in 1918, comprising over 1,800 accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities and higher education-related associations, organizations, and corporations.
The organization conducts public policy advocacy, research, and other initiatives related to key higher education issues, and plays a significant role in higher education leadership development.
- Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
CFHE for short - is a new grassroots national campaign to support quality higher education. It was initiated in Los Angeles, California on January 21, 2011 by leaders of faculty organizations from 21 states.
The mission of this campaign is to ensure that affordable quality higher education is accessible to all sectors of our society in the coming decades. This is a time of great change in higher education.
- Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of the United States Congress, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center, whose primary activities of research and writing have resulted in published reports on every level of education. Nine presidents have guided the Foundation through its history, each bringing unique shape to its work.
- Lumina Foundation
Lumina Foundation for Education is a private, Indianapolis-based foundation with about $1.4 billion in assets. Its mission is to expand student access to and success in education beyond high school. Since its founding in August 2000, Lumina has made grants totaling more than $250 million.
- NEA - National Education Association
We, the members of the National Education Association of the United States, are the voice of education professionals. Our work is fundamental to the nation, and we accept the profound trust placed in us.
(See NEA's Vision, Mission, and Values, http://www.nea.org/home/19583.htm )
- The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic, not-for-profit grantmaking institution based in New York City.
Established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., then-President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation, the Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance.
- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill and Melina Gates Foundation is the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. It is "driven by the interests and passions of the Gates family". The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology.
- The Delta Project
The Delta Cost Project has organized data on institutional spending and revenues into aggregate measures of costs per student and costs per degree/certificate produced. These measures have been developed using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) to allow evaluation of changes over time, and to put information into context through comparison with patterns in other states or sectors.
- The Education Trust Foundation
The Education Trust promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels—pre-kindergarten through college. Our goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign far too many young people—especially those from low-income families or who are black, Latino, or American Indian—to lives on the margins of the American mainstream.