External Compliance Resources

External Compliance Resources

There are many on-line resources that provide resources that can help in the compliance effort.  Please note that some of the sites limit certain areas to members only, however, in many instances, Teachers College is a member.  Here are some of the many resources available:

The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) produces comprehensive legal resources, offers continuing legal education programming, maintains a listserv (NACUANET) and a variety of member-only web-based resources pages. 

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is the primary advocacy organization for the nation's community colleges.

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) is one of the nation's oldest and largest higher education associations and a recognized source of information on student admissions, academic records, and international education.

The Association of American Universities focuses on national and institutional issues that are important to research-intensive universities.

The American Council on Education is the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions and provides leadership on key higher education issues.

American College Personnel Association (ACPA) is a comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs. ACPA members include graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in student affairs/higher education administration programs, faculty, and student affairs educators. 

The Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA) has been a primary resource for higher education auditing, regulatory compliance, and risk management.

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges is the only national association that serves the interests and needs of academic governing boards on issues related to higher education governance and leadership.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) serves educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. 

CUPA-HR’s provides vital resources and professional development opportunities to more than 14,000 higher education Human Resource professionals at more than 1,700 institutions. 

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) serves as a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation.

The Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) is an association of 185 research universities and affiliated academic medical centers and research institutes.

The Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) provides information sharing opportunities, continuing education, and professional fellowship to people with environmental health and safety (EHS) responsibilities.

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology and offers programs such as professional development activities, applied research, strategic policy advocacy, teaching and learning initiatives, online information services, and print and electronic publications. 

The Forum on Education Abroad develops and disseminates comprehensive Standards of Good Practice for the field of education abroad. The Forum conducts program assessment and quality improvement, data collection and research, promotes best practices and excellence in curricular design. 

NACAC is an Arlington, VA-based education association of almost 12,000 secondary school counselors, independent counselors, college admission and financial aid officers, enrollment managers, and organizations that work with students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education. 

NACUBO was established to meet the needs of higher education business professionals and to help college and university business officers and their institutions meet the challenges of campus administration.

NAICU serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. With more than 1,000 members nationwide, NAICU reflects the diversity of private, nonprofit higher education in the United States.

The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher education (NAFEO) is the 501 (c) (3), tax-exempt, not-for-profit umbrella organization of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). 

NAFSA is the world's largest professional association focused on international education, with nearly 10,000 members from more than 3,500 institutions and organizations in over 150 countries. 

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is a nonprofit membership organization that represents nearly 20,000 financial aid professionals at 2,800 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country.

NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education provides for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession through high-quality professional development, strong policy advocacy, and substantive research. 

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) is the premier, international association for educators, administrators, and staff working in the areas of professional, continuing and online education. 

The University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) is an international non-profit educational association. Its core purpose is to promote the advancement and application of effective risk management principles and practices in institutions of higher education.

Any effort to aggregate resources on compliance with higher education regulations must recognize the exceptional work of the Campus Legal Information Clearinghouse (CLIC), a collaborative effort between the Catholic University of America's Office of General Counsel, and the American Council on Education. Throughout the Higher Education Compliance Alliance, users will find links to CLIC's resource pages. Reference to those pages in concert with the resources found on this site is highly recommended.


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