• AASCU Program Sponsors

    AASCU gratefully acknowledges the support of the following corporate partners.  By supporting AASCU, corporate partners help make an accessible, affordable, exceptional college education available to all students.

      AALI logo AALI is committed to the broad development and support of leadership in higher education by creating and implementing programs and other forms of assistance that enable academic leaders in various administrative positions to be successful in their roles and to advance the institutions they serve.

    For more information visit www.americanali.org

    Academic Search logo Academic Search is an executive search firm dedicated to serving higher education institutions and related organizations and is the only search firm in the nation with a formal relationship to a premier leadership development program. As the subsidiary of the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI), Academic Search provides substantial financial support to a number of signature AASCU leadership programs (including the Millennium Leadership Institute and Becoming a Provost Academy) through grants by AALI.

    For more information visit academic-search.com

    Ad Astra logo Colleges and universities are striving to ensure student success by providing a range of services, including early academic intervention and improved advising and degree planning. These strategies alone fail to address issues related to course access – a key lever to ensuring students have clear pathways to graduation.

    By engaging with Ad Astra Information Systems, institutions can improve student outcomes by aligning existing academic resources – faculty, classroom space, and course offerings – to create schedules that allow students to take the courses they need when they need them. From orientation to degree completion, ensuring conflict-free course access accelerates velocity to completion, leading to more on-time graduates, with the added benefit of increased efficiencies across your campus. 

    For more information visit www.aais.com

      ALTUS logo Altus Advisory Partners serves as an advisor and consultant to colleges and universities, and to the non-profit organizations that serve higher education. Our mission is to help institutions solve their most pressing issues and to innovate and thrive in a period of unprecedented change in higher education. We work with our clients to identify issues and to develop data-driven solutions for long-term success, particularly in the area of employment outcomes for students.

    For more information visit www.altusap.com

    Aramark logo Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute.

    We are a single source provider to higher education institutions for the development of dining and facility management solutions. We offer a complete and innovative array of dining services that include master planning, culinary development and venue design, catering, concessions, and residential, quick-serve and express dining concepts. Our knowledge and expertise extends to a broad range of facilities services including maintenance, custodial, grounds, energy management, capital project management, and building commissioning.

    Our custom campus solutions are currently at work at more than 600 colleges and universities across North America.  

    For more information visit www.aramark.com

    Blackboard logo Blackboard believes that the student experience should be front and center of any service-delivery model. That’s what makes our approach in today’s student consumer market so successful.  Let Blackboard’s innovative technologies and services help your institution identify and reach prospective students, improve student engagement, expand your online curriculum portfolio, or implement effective strategies to improve student outcomes.  No other company but Blackboard offers the data, insight, and expertise, along with a holistic set of solutions, to address the complex challenges institutions face in the higher education industry.

    For more information visit www.blackboard.com

    Capitol Decisions logo

    Capitol Decisions, Inc. is a bipartisan, full-service Federal Government relations firm that provides comprehensive Legislative and Executive Branch strategic advice, liaison service, and advocacy for many University clients.  Here at CDI, we take pride in our ability to proactively adapt to the rapidly changing environment in Washington.  Our education policy experts have adapted to the challenging fiscal climate and risen above and beyond expectations to continue to deliver success on behalf of institutions of higher learning.  Utilizing their vast backgrounds and issue expertise, our advocates have continued to serve client needs through the appropriations, legislative and federal regulatory process.

    For more information visit www.capitoldecisions.com

    Capitol Impact logo

    Capitol Impact, LLC is the leading provider of collaborative legislative tracking and advocacy software. Our Advocacy suite keeps people informed, enables feedback on legislation, and provides powerful call to action tools to engage your supporters. Capitol Impact software serves the job of the government affairs staff using integrated software tools to allow the staff to collaborate with decision makers, communicate with supporters or legislators and advocate on behalf of the school using a single client-centric website.

    For more information visit www.capitolimpact.com

      Capture Higher Ed logo Capture is the premier data thought-leader in higher education today. By using big data and technology more effectively, Capture provides critical recruitment knowledge and mission-fit enrollments to its partner institutions. By partnering with innovative recruitment leaders to target and market only to mission-fit prospects we are able to deliver the right message at the right time. 

    For more information visit www.capturehighered.com

    Cengage logo Cengage Learning, a global education company, provides world-class content, innovative technology platforms and tools, and personalized services that transform and inspire the learning experience through student engagement. 

    For more information visit www.cengage.com

      Civitas logo Civitas Learning is building a community of higher education institutions to bring new technology,design thinking , and data science together to help one million more students graduate each year. Using predictive analytics platform and engaging applications , institutions bring insights to decision makers and personalized recommendations to the front lines of learning to measurably improve student success. 

    For more information visit www.civitaslearning.com

    College Board - logo The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.

    For more information visit www.collegeboard.org

    Collaborative logo The Community Engagement Collaboratory is a cloud-based software application for higher education that seeks to improve scholarship and practice by developing a comprehensive description of your institutional community engagement and public service activities. The Collaboratory analyzes the data it collects to document trends across campuses nationally and internationally, and conduct research on current topics of interest to advance the field. Participating institutions can understand their full engagement footprint and deepen partnerships.

    For more information visit info.cecollaboratory.com/home

      Digital Measures Gain visibility into your faculty’s teaching, research and service accomplishments to broadcast a strong message to your accreditors and external constituents. At the same time, make preparing annual faculty activity reports, promotion and tenure documents, and CVs a breeze, and keep your faculty's profiles on your campus website always up-to-date. 300+ of the largest 500 campuses of higher education leverage Digital Measures’ software for this purpose.

    For more information visit www.digitalmeasures.com

      Echo360 Over two million students at 625 schools across 30 countries rely on Echo360 active learning technology to enhance their educational experience before, during and after class. Developed for educators by educators, Echo360 increases in-class participation with digital polling, provides a rich out-of-class experience by recording and publishing course instruction, and delivers deep usage analytics to help instructors respond to student needs. Students revisit lectures, collaborate with peers, and participate in class on smartphones, tablets, and laptops, wherever, whenever they choose. Echo360 was recognized with the Product Line Strategy of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan, is CSIA-certified for outstanding customer service and was named a Visionary Vendor in Educational Technology by IT research firm Basex. 

    For more information visit www.echo360.com/

      Education Delivery Institute The Education Delivery Institute (EDI) partners with higher education leaders with ambitious performance agendas  that recognize the need to invest in to increase student success and close equity gaps. We provide support that is based on a combination of promising practices with evidence-based results and intentional implementation strategies. We are expert facilitators, practical problem-solvers, and strategic advisors; our model of partnership emphasizes a transfer of these skills to the leaders we serve.
    Grounded in work with a network of public university systems and their campuses from across the country, we bring more than five years of experience in turning aspirations for enhanced college completion into demonstrated impact on graduation and retention rates. 

    Today, EDI offers a unique blend of access to leading experts in student success strategies with the field-tested implementation techniques that make up the delivery approach. Resources and support tailored to the specific needs of each organization are offered to higher education partners. By implementing a proven approach we call our Student Success ImpleMENTOR, EDI can help colleges and universities stay on course to plan, execute and deliver student success at higher levels than ever before.

    For more information visit www.deliveryinstitute.org/

      eIntern eIntern is a first-of-its-kind, online internship platform, where aspiring IT programmers attain actual job-based skills that will help advance their IT careers at a rapid pace. 
    eIntern uses a pragmatic approach aligned with today’s industry specific needs. The eInternship program is designed in close collaboration with several academia and corporate partners, to deliver maximum value and relevance while developing qualified, reliable & expert IT talent that’s geared for the complex IT needs of the industry today. 
    eIntern’s sophisticated eInternship platform, which is based around real world projects, sets its program participants apart from their peers. eIntern’s individually tailored and mentored program helps demystify cutting-edge technologies to succeed within a highly competitive and complex IT marketplace, not as entry level programmers, but as ‘experienced’ job candidates having specialized IT skills. 
    Best of all, eIntern is provided 100% FREE to accepted participants – and, given its versatile online platform, participants can complete the eInternship from anywhere and at their own pace. 

    For more information visit www.eintern.com

      Ellucian (R) Ellucian provides innovative software and services to help education institutions thrive in an open and dynamic world. We deliver a broad portfolio of technology solutions, developed in collaboration with a global education community, and we provide strategic guidance to help education institutions of all kinds navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.

    For more information visit ellucian.com

      EMSI new logo EMSI provides colleges and universities with comprehensive economic impact studies, high-quality labor market data, and expert analysis to help them better align education and employment for their region.

    For more information visit www.economicmodeling.com

    ETS logo At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating high-quality assessments based on rigorous research. Institutions of higher education rely on ETS to help them demonstrate student learning outcomes and promote student success and institutional effectiveness.

    For more information visit www.ets.org/highered
    Evision Research Suite logo The Evisions Research Suite, which includes Cayuse 424, Cayuse SP and Cayuse IRB, comes from a company with over 15 years of experience in Research Administration. Our customers drive everything we do – our research, solutions, service and support. We truly believe that it is great relationships that make all the difference – when you work with us, you are part of the Evisions team. In addition to the Evisions Research Suite, our offerings include Argos, an Enterprise Reporting Solution, and FormFusion, a Document Enhancement & Distribution Solution. For more information about the Easy to Use, Easy to Launch and Easy to Manage Solutions offered by Evisions please visit www.evisions.com/research

      Hobson logo

    Hobsons is an education solutions company dedicated to helping educators, administrators, students, and families maximize success through every stage of the learning lifecycle. Our solutions serve millions of students across more than 10,000 schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.  Today, we continue to advance our role in education by maximizing student success and institutional effectiveness. Our solutions allow students to develop personalized academic and career plans based on their goals, interests, abilities, and learning styles and enable institutions to reach and connect with students that are the right fit and help them stay on track to achieve their goals.

    For more information visit www.hobsons.com

      Huron Consulting logo Huron Education is the premier provider of consulting and software solutions serving the unique needs of the higher-education industry. Our team of professionals, each with extensive knowledge and experience in the business of higher education and academic medical centers, delivers comprehensive services to the industry and partners with institutions to improve business performance across their enterprises. Our professionals draw from their experience working in the strategic, financial, operational, and regulatory aspects of higher education to develop and implement the most effective consulting and software solutions. Huron Education has helped more than 95 of the nation’s top 100 research institutions improve their performance so they can continue their traditions of extraordinary achievement.

    For more information visit www.huronconsultinggroup.com

      iCitizen logo

    icitizen is a community where you connect with individuals and your elected officials to be heard on the issues you care about. With icitizen, you create change at the local, state & federal level. Our mission is to transform the way people communicate on civic issues, connect our communities and promote meaningful change.

    For more information visit www.icitizen.com/

      iDesignEDU logo logo

    iDesignEDU is a higher education technology and services company that partners with colleges and universities to enhance their online presence.  We offer services covering the full student and project lifecycle, including: instructional design and course/program development, marketing and recruiting, ongoing student and faculty support, and strategic consulting.  iDesignEDU minimizes the disruption of an expanding online footprint with concierge faculty support, best-in-class instructional design, unbundled service offerings, and flexible pricing.

    For more information visit idesignedu.org/

      Info Ready logo InfoReady Corporation creates tailored, cloud-based applications that simplify how people interact and collaborate with business information using their configurable InfoReady KnowSpace platform. InfoReady delivers business software that people readily use without long, complex implementations and no user training.

    KnowSpace applications that simplify and accelerate research collaboration are successfully being used in universities today. In4Grants supports the pre-award grant funding workflow and CompetitionSpace simplifies how funding competitions are managed such as limited submissions and internal funding distribution.

    InfoReady is currently working with senior administrators at universities to develop a research gateway application that supports research collaboration across the campus and beyond. In one seamless solution, users quickly find information from disparate sources, initiate spontaneous collaboration with colleagues, and automatically track all activity. Applications are implemented faster than legacy solutions – in weeks to a few months versus many months or years resulting in substantially lower total cost of ownership than legacy solutions.

    For more information visit www.infoready4.com

      Inside HigherEd logo

    Inside Higher Ed is the free daily news website for people who work in higher education. Breaking news, lively debate, and thousands of faculty and administrative job postings draw 1.3 million readers a month. Online. Daily. Free. Ahead of the curve.

    Sign up for free daily news updates at www.insidehighered.com.

      Inside Track Logo

    Society thrives when students succeed. Since 2001, InsideTrack has used a proven combination of coaching, analytics, consulting and technology to unlock potential in 1 million+ students and 850+ academic programs. We invite you to join the leading colleges, universities, foundations and others working with us to enhance the transformative power of higher education.

    Please visit us at www.insidetrack.com and follow us on Twitter @InsideTrack.

      Interfolio logo

    Committee-based decisions are at the heart of the most important decisions about an institution's faculty and role in the local and global community. Service on various committees, and the very premise of shared governance, is the bedrock of academe and an indispensable piece of the faculty's role and academic leadership. To this end, 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 an effective, user-centered platform for individual scholars and committees, as well as a powerful reporting engine to help senior administrators better understand faculty success across their institution.

    For more information visit www.interfolio.com

      Lumen logo

    Lumen Learning provides low-cost open courseware for institutions seeking to transition high enrollment courses to open educational resources (OER). Lumen’s supported courseware has been used by 60+ higher education institutions, including six of the 20 largest U.S. community colleges. Lumen courseware typically reduces total spend on textbooks and course materials by 90%, while achieving improvements in student success upwards of 10%.

    Visit us at lumenlearning.com

      Lyon Software Lyon Software is the world leader in community benefit and engagement software.  Through our exceptional product and personalized training, support and customer service, we work hand-in-hand with heath care facilities, colleges and universities, businesses and other community organizations to report their tremendous impact on the populations they serve.  Our secure, web hosted application provides a streamlined process for collecting, tracking and reporting how your institution is giving back to your community.  We proudly serve over 2,000 organizations with CBISA™, and we have been providing this excellent service for more than 30 years.  Our promise at Lyon Software, and our passionate commitment, is to continue to provide the best possible community benefit software and service.
    For more information visit www.lyonsoftware.com

    MQCConsulting MQC Consulting has served the public sector and research community since 1994. MQC Consulting provides business and proposal development, strategic planning, and training services to your sponsored programs office.

    For more information visit mqcconsulting.com
      The New York Times In Education logo

    The New York Times provides a vibrant daily record of history in the making, igniting student interest by linking learning to living – serving the ideals of today’s demanding educational aims by spurring critical thinking, increasing national and global awareness and fostering a more informed and engaged citizenry. The New York Times in Education offers a wealth of resources, activities and events to engage students in and out of the classroom. 

    For more information visit www.nytimes.com/edu

    Nuventive logo For more than 15 years, Nuventive has helped hundreds of higher education institutions improve personal and institutional performance through institutional performance management, strategic planning, academic and administrative outcomes assessment, program review, accreditation, and student success. Our performance management solutions offer a new way to establish a culture of performance with a flexible software system that enables faculty, staff, and administrators to link measurement to strategic objectives, reflect on those measurements, and take action to improve performance. Our software is fully integrated with strategic services that address the process and cultural aspects of making data-informed change, as well as technical services to integrate with existing technologies. As a result, you can engage your stakeholders more deeply in developing and executing your institutional plans and improve institutional achievement and competitiveness. 

    For more information visit www.nuventive.com/

    Pathbrite logo Pathbrite is a venture-backed ed-tech company based in San Francisco.  Our cloud-based Portfolio Learning Platform (PLP) makes course planning easier, student management more efficient, and teaching and learning more engaging.  Hundreds of educators use Pathbrite to improve learning outcomes, completion rates, and holistic student assessment and tracking.  Campus careers centers and employers also use Pathbrite to improve student-applicant evaluation and job placement outcomes.

    For more information visit www.pathbrite.com

      Pearson Logo With decades of experience, we work with higher education leaders to successfully meet the challenges of access, achievement and affordability.  Our partnership starts with a shared understanding of the opportunity for improvement, as well as the critical need to measure effectiveness.  We work with you to implement innovative, results-oriented solutions that accelerate student and institutional success.  At Pearson, a commitment to efficiency is integrated into everything we do.  Whether it’s collaboration on college and career readiness initiatives, optimizing your online and blended learning programs, or implementing workforce education solutions, we are on a mission – yours.

    For more information visit www.pearsonlearningsolutions.com

    Follow us on Twitter: @pearsonnortham  

      Collegiate Enterprise logo Founded in 1992, the Registry is the nation's premier interim leadership firm in higher education. In 2002, the Registry expanded with the establishment of a new division for senior administrators. The Registry currently has over 500 Members—-all are former college and university presidents and senior administrators, located in 49 states. All Registry Members have been selected or nominated and then pre-screened and pre-qualified for interim placements.

    Registry Interims will typically serve anywhere from six months to two years; and in many instances, there is a trend towards even more extended periods of service. In addition, an increasing number of institutions are engaging Registry Interims to focus on the fulfillment of key strategic objectives related to institutional priorities and transformation. Experience confirms that the Registry interim function increases the probability of success for the permanent president or senior administrator at public and private colleges and universities, as well as community colleges.

    In 2014, the Registry had over 120 placements in a wide range of institutions of higher education, including many large state colleges and universities.  Based upon trends, the number of Registry interim placements is projected to again increase substantially.  

    For more information visit www.registryinterim.com

      Rosetta Stone Education logo Rosetta Stone Education serves the diverse language learning needs of today's university campus.  Whether it's supporting the foreign language curriculum, offering access to less commonly taught languages, or spreading language learning to professional schools, libraries, continuing education or non-native English speakers, Rosetta Stone Education helps campuses adapt to the changing needs of today's global students.

    For more information visit www.rosettastone.com/highereducation
    Royall logo  For more than 20 years, Royall & Company has been the leader in strategic direct marketing for higher education. We partner exclusively with colleges and universities to help them reach their enrollment and advancement objectives and achieve their revenue goals. Our strategic recruitment programs, financial aid optimization services and annual giving campaigns are designed to address each institution’s unique needs and to deliver maximum return on investment.

    For more information visit www.royall.com

      Ruffalo Noel Levitz logo Ruffalo Noel Levitz brings together the unparalleled experience and industry-leading research of our two legacy companies to provide you with innovative solutions for meeting your enrollment challenges. We're passionate about enrollment: about understanding trends, investigating the most effective approaches, and helping our campus partners put them into action to meet objectives. Your success is our success.
    Why should you work with us? Your challenges may not be unique, but your campus is. We aim to learn the dynamics of your enrollment situation, your campus, and your culture. Starting with assessment and consultation by experienced enrollment managers, we’ll continue on to develop—in partnership with you—a custom strategy for your institution.
    You need implementable strategies. As experienced enrollment practitioners ourselves, we know you’re seeking practical, implementable insight—not theoreticals that might not fit within your reality. That means we’ll offer innovative, specific, up-to-the-minute approaches that also happen to be backed by the richest data in the industry, derived from our work with hundreds of diverse institutions.
    You want perspective beyond your campus. We also understand that you want to know what else is happening “out there,” whether you’re looking to answer questions from your board or just to gain better context for your situation. Gain that perspective by accessing our unrivaled resources: survey and benchmarking research, consolidated data findings, and expert recommendations on every facet of enrollment.
    Your success depends on engagement rather than recruitment. It’s been said that admissions and enrollment isn’t about recruiting students, but about engaging future graduates. In today’s challenging environment, how many admission strategies have student success and graduation as the metric by which their viability is measured? Ours do.
    You should focus on the relationship; we’ll support that from initial awareness through to graduation—and beyond. Through our marketing services, we’ll do the heavy lifting in your communications and your staff can build relationships with the right students. We’ll engage those students with the right information (the information most relevant to them) at the right time—our focus is on logistics so your staff can actually focus on students.

    For more information visit www.ruffalonl.com/

    Master Tech Software logo Founded in 1983, Tech Software is a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, consulting and professional services to companies and institutions in the private, public and non-profit sectors.

    For more information visit www.techsoftinc.com

    TIAA-CREF logo  TIAA-CREF logo TIAA-CREF is a full-service financial services company with $523 billion in total assets under management (as of June 2013), serving the needs of those working in the academic, research, medical, cultural, religious and governmental fields. We provide advice and guidance, and offer products that provide lifetime income options, retirement plans, mutual funds, IRAs, and life insurance. We are mission-driven and committed to helping our more than 3.9 million participants plan for their financial well-being.

    For more information visit www.tiaa-cref.org

      Turbo Vote logo TurboVote is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that helps students engage successfully in their democracy. Institutions nationwide use TurboVote to strategically - and easily - promote and monitor voter engagement. Through TurboVote, students can register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and receive reminders with important election information, dates and deadlines. 

    For more information visit www.turbovote.org

      The Washington Center 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.

    For more information visit www.twc.edu
      USAFunds logo

    USA Funds is a nonprofit corporation that supports “Completion With a Purpose”, building a more purposeful path for America’s students to and through college and on to rewarding careers and successful lives. USA Funds pursues its nonprofit mission through philanthropic activities and partnerships, policy research, and programs and services that enhance preparation for, access to and success in higher education. USA Funds supports colleges and universities in promoting their students’ success through financial literacy and student loan default prevention services.   

    For more information visit www.usafunds.org
    WES logo

    World Education Services (WES) is a non-profit research organization with 40 years’ experience in providing information, analysis and insights on international education. As the largest credential evaluation service in North America with offices in New York and Toronto, WES’ staff of over 200 professionals, serves 2,500 academic institutions and 175,000 individuals every year. WES Research & Advisory Services offers research-based consulting solutions to help institutions maximize the impact of their internationalization efforts by developing future ready strategies that align with campus needs and priorities.

    For more information visit www.wes.org/ras

      Work on Purpose logo Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose program is based on research that purpose not only leads to better mental and physical health, but it propels social impact. The cornerstone of the Work on Purpose program is our original purpose curriculum. In a period of two years, over 700 faculty and staff representing nearly 200 colleges, universities, and nonprofits have been trained on the curriculum, and are using it to embed empathetic purpose into the lives of tens of thousands of students and emerging professionals. The curriculum is based on the best life- and work-practices of Echoing Green's social entrepreneurship Fellows and on the world's leading research on purpose development. The program also works to instill the importance of empathetic purpose--or purpose that is not only focused on doing what is right for you, but also what is good for the world--into the burgeoning purpose field by hosting events, commissioning research, and producing thought-leadership. 

    For more information visit www.echoinggreen.org/work-on-purpose/