This page provides links to other pages on the Internet dealing with higher education scholarship on teaching, learning, and assessing. These sites have proliferated over the last few years, some originating outside the U.S., further indicating the widespread interest in this critical area of educational research. Many of these are, themselves,
linking sites that provide access to the more specific sites housed in universities, colleges, government policy, and research centers.
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
As a professional association, AERA operates as a primary link to educational
research across the spectrum-from early childhood to education in the professions.
American Evaluation Association (AEA)
AEA is a professional association for evaluators across service and discipline areas. The site serves as a portal to the organizations, its publications, and member groups, one of which focuses on higher education assessment.
Assessment & Evaluation on the Internet
Within the ERIC assessment and evaluation site, this page provides links
to Internet sites with significant focus on higher education inquiry, particularly in assessment and evaluation.
Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)
As a membership organization, AAC&U has provided leadership and communication around critical issues in American higher education.
Association for Moral Education (AME)
AME is a scholarly organization for the interchange among researchers, educators, and related professional focusing on moral dimensions of development.
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
The home page for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, a scholarly society dedicated to higher education as a field of study.
British Educational Research Association
This association is analogous to AERA, providing a forum for educational research in the United Kingdom.
Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)
The Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) functions much like ASHE, providing a means of communication among scholars, policy makers, and other professionals who conduct or use research in postsecondary education. It primary operations involve dissemination thorough publication and learned meetings.
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
An organization that grew out of Andrew Carnegie's serious concerns for the importance of teachingas a practice and a profession—the Foundation is composed of a group of distinguished scholars providing organization and guidance to an expanding number of studies in teaching, learning, and assessing in higher education.
Center for International Higher Education (CIHE)
At Boston College, a Jesuit institution, the Center for International Higher Education is dedicated to the thoughtful analysis of higher education issues, particularly in the context of international and global exchange. Its home page provides access to reports and articles, discussions of recent Center initiatives, and an on-line journal, International Higher Education.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
This site is managed through the educational indexing service, ERIC, as a clearinghouse for balanced information on educational assessment, evaluation, and research methodology. One of its largest sections deals with higher education assessment and evaluation.
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
FIPSE is a funding initiative authorized within the US Department of Education to address research and improvement opportunities in higher education. The site provides information on funding programs and proposal processes as well as access to numerous project reports, reviews of promising practices, and issue papers.
Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia (HERDSA)
HERDSA is the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia. Its broad concerns are in bringing together the range of participants concerned with improvement of teaching, learning, and policy in higher education. Its site acts as an index to various papers, initiatives, and curriculum materials, as well as a link among professionals engaged in similar inquiries and a schedule of upcoming conferencesin the Pacific Rim.
- Innovation and Inquiry for Student Learning (IISL)
This consortium-based project, funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education, focuses on collaborations among multiple community and technical colleges to investigate and identify how institutions can become more learning-centered.
Institute on College Student Values (ICSV)
The Institute is primarily a conference-based organization that presents an annual meeting at which a range of scholars and educators address current issues pertaining character education; in this process, it also serves as forum for communication among those who want to explore effective ways to promote civic education and ethical development of college students.
Institute for Research and Assessment in Higher Education (IRAHE)
Located within the University of Maryland University College, IRAHE addresses the generation of knowledge that will contribute to making improvements in higher education, while helping UMUC and other institutions evaluate promising changes. The site provides access to descriptions of work in progress as well as brief reports on completed projects.
Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment
This well-constructed website is maintained by the University Planning and Analysis department at North Carolina State. It has an exhaustive approach to linking to webpages that might support a practitioner in higher education who has taken on a role in leading institution-wide assessment efforts on a campus. Links to many examples of practice.
- Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA)
This is the regional affiliate of AERA. The site primarily provides information on upcoming conferences and a means for communication among education scholars.
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Pew Charitable Trusts is a working combination of funds with a broad spectrum of service interests; its education funding is primarily focused on policies and practices that promote student achievement. The site provides access to information on the Trusts' funding programs and initiatives as well as publications from the Pew and its grantees.
- Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)
This is the home page for a Canadian organization, the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Its mission is to disseminate scholarship on teaching, learning, instructional development, and policy in post-secondary education, through conferences and publications.