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American Council on Education (ACE) Higher Education

ACE seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Higher Education

The AERA offers a comprehensive program of scholarly publications, training, fellowships, and meetings to advance educational research, to disseminate knowledge, and to improve the capacity of the profession to enhance the public good. AERA publishes a number of relevant journals, including "Educational Researcher. "

American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Higher Education

AESA is a society primarily comprised of college and university professors who teach and research in the field of education utilizing one or more of the liberal arts disciplines of philosophy, history, politics, sociology, anthropology, or economics as well as comparative/international studies.

Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Higher Education

AIR is a professional association of institutional researchers, planners, and decision-makers from higher education institutions around the world, provides benefits to its members, and helps advance research that will improve the understanding, planning, and operation of higher education institutions.

Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Higher Education

AAC&U is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education.

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) Higher Education

AACU holds annual meetings, supports a variety of task forces, and supports other regional meetings on a wide variety of issues related to higher education.

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teachers Higher Education

This is an independent policy and research center with a primary mission to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education.

Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Higher Education

HERS provides training institutes for women in higher education.

National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning Higher Education

The National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning provides an intensive learning experience for educators and professionals involved in the assessment of adult and experiential learning. The National Institute is attended by experts and newcomers alike, from all over the world.

Proposals are being accepted for short or full presentations, panel discussions or roundtable discussions that present case studies, research, best practices and lessons learned in the assessment of adult and experiential learning.

This year's theme, The Art & Science (and Business) of PLA, is designed to generate dialogue about the competing goals that are part of prior learning assessment and serving adult learners and explore questions such as:

  • How much of PLA is personal, and how much can it be standardized and scaled?
  • Is it possible to be student-centered and still maintain a sustainable business model?
  • What is the Art of PLA, and how can it help us engage colleagues in the conversation?
  • What is the appropriate relationship between higher education, adult learners, and industry and workforce needs? How can we make these relationships work?
  • How can PLA play a stronger role in better harnessing talent at the local level in order to strengthen economies at the regional level?
  • Can educational technology help us achieve our goals for adult learners and PLA?

Welcome topics include portfolio assessment, competency-based education, credit-by-examination, online learning and testing, learning outcomes alignment, open educational resources, workforce development, and international perspectives on assessing adult learning. Proposals can be designed for those who are newcomers to PLA or for established practitioners.

View instructions on submitting a proposal

Deadline for submission: February 24, 2017

The National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning was established by Thomas Edison State University in 1988 to provide an intensive learning experience for educators and professionals involved in the assessment of adult and experiential learning.

This year's event takes place June 14–16 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, with an optional pre-conference workshop on June 13.

Learn more about this year's National Institute

For more information, contact Marc Singer

Professional & Organizational Development Network (POD) Higher Education POD supports a network of nearly 1,500 (members) faculty, teaching assistants, administrators and education consultants who value learning in higher education.
SUNY Center for Professional Development Higher Education

SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD) is a collaborative central resource for the SUNY Community providing access to high quality professional development opportunities focused on the latest trends and established best practices in higher education to enhance the capability of SUNY faculty and staff and increase SUNY's competitive advantage.

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Using SUNY CPD Points at SUNY Empire State College

SUNY Center for Professional Development “points” for SUNY Empire State College are managed by the Center for Mentoring and Learning.  When SUNY Empire faculty and staff select “CPD points” as the method of payment for an event or a course, use of these points requires approval by CML; points are available on a first come, first served basis.  If the annual points allotted to the college have been exhausted, the individual’s home center/office will be responsible for payment.  Please note that registration confirmation does not validate the use of CPD points; official approvals/denials of the use of points are sent to the individual by CML via email.  Associated travel and lodging costs are the responsibility of the individual’s center/office. For more information about CPD points, please visit

SUNY Executive Leadership Academy Higher Education

SUNY offers an exciting opportunity for those individuals considering moving into an executive leadership position.  SUNY, in partnership with leading search firm Isaacson Miller, supports a national executive leadership academy each summer.

The Academy, which has been organized for several years now, attracts provosts, vice presidents, deans, and others from across the nation interested in improving their leadership skills and exploring options for career advancement. The Academy will feature two tracks—one for individuals interested in becoming a college president in the next few years and another for those interested in broadening the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in the most advanced positions in higher education today.

More than 300 individuals have graduated from the program and many have gone on to college presidencies.

Nominations of colleagues and/or self-nominations are invited for this event.

Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT) Group Higher Education

The TLT Group is an organization that offers online resources/workshops/sessions on a variety of topics.

With its HP grant, the college purchased an institutional membership, which means all members of Empire State College can join for free.

To obtain a username and password, you will need to register through this page:

University Business Higher Education

University Business is the leading provider of smart management solutions for higher education administrators at two- and four-year colleges and universities throughout the United States, and is the most-closely followed and most-regularly read information source in the industry, bringing top-quality journalism to the unique issues, challenges and opportunities faced by higher-education executives.

University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) Higher Education

UCEA is an organization that assists institutions of higher learning and affiliated nonprofit organizations to increase access through a wide array of educational programs and professional development services.