Community college resources available on the internet.

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
Headquartered in the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, D.C., the AACC is the primary advocacy organization for community colleges at the national level and works closely with directors of state offices to inform and affect state policy.


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American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
ACPA supports and fosters college student learning through the generation and dissemination of knowledge, which informs policies, practices and programs for student affairs professionals and the higher education community.

Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is a source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. A subscription to The Chronicle includes access to their website and daily e-mail newsletter. Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and provides news, advice, and jobs for people in academe.

Community and Technical Colleges on the Web
The League is the only major international organization specifically committed to improving community colleges through innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation.

Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS)
The CAS has been the pre-eminent force for promoting standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs since its inception in 1979.

Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC)
The CSCC is an affiliate of the AACC. The purposes of the Council are to contribute to the development of preservice and in-service education for community college professionals, conduct and disseminate research pertaining to community colleges, and serve as a forum for dialogue between university professors, graduate students, and community college practitioners who study community colleges.

Directory of Graduate Programs in College Student Personnel
This publication is compiled to provide information about graduate programs preparing student services/affairs/development professionals in higher education. The information listed was gathered directly from the various graduate programs and compiled for those interested in the field, including prospective students, researchers, and faculty. This has been a project of the Professional Preparation Commission of the American College Personnel Association.

Internet Resources for College Student Affairs (alphabetical site index) is the most comprehensive index available of Internet resources for college student affairs professionals, offering information on and links to over 600 listservs and websites. Additionally, maintains Position Listings, an Online Exhibit Hall, a Conference Center, Online Courses and an Online e-Journal.

League for Innovation in the Community College
The League is the only major international organization specifically committed to improving community colleges through innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation.

Online Student Support Services: A Best Practices Monograph (by the League for Innovation in the Community College)
This issue of Learning Abstracts features the introduction to a free online resource for student services personnel that showcases examples of effective practice in providing services to online students. The monograph was created as a part of the grant-funded Online Student Support@Every College at Tyler Junior College (TX), supported by Carl Perkins Funds provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
NASPA, student affairs administrators in higher education, is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy and practice and affirms the commitment of student affairs to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning. With over 9,400 members at 1,400 campuses, and representing 29 countries, NASPA is the largest professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty and graduate students.

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (NC)
The mission of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation.

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)
NISOD is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. For community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars, NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources. For nearly 40 years, NISOD’s customer-focused approach has helped align our wide array of benefits with the needs of our members.

Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL)
The Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) was established in 1989 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our mission is to provide research, leadership, and service to community college educators and assist in improving community college education policy and practice, particularly in the Illinois community college system.

Within the student services arena of the community colleges of California, there is a need to share experiences, perspectives, policies, best practices, and other organizational knowledge that is portable to the colleges within the system. By sharing this knowledge, California Community Colleges hope to enhance communication, improve internal functions, improve management practices among the colleges, and provide better service to students. iJournal is designed for all student services managers and staff and, by intent, provides a platform for them to give voice to timely issues, present ideas, raise questions, and initiate discussion.