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The following list of Web resources is not intended to be comprehensive. Inclusion on this list does not indicate endorsement by the American Association of Community Colleges. Requests for links are subject to evaluation for relevance, accuracy, and timeliness.


American Association for Women in Community Colleges
http://www.aawccnatl.org/
The American Association for Women in Community Colleges is committed to equity and excellence in education and employment for women in community, junior, and technical colleges.

American Council on Education
http://www.acenet.edu/

The American Council on Education is the nation's coordinating higher education association. Its approximately 1,800 members include accredited, degree-granting colleges and universities from all sectors of higher education and other education and education-related organizations.

American Indian Higher Education Consortium
http://www.aihec.org/
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium is an informal collaboration among 32 member colleges. The Consortium's mission is to support the work of these institutions and the national movement for tribal self-determination.

Association of Community College Trustees
http://www.acct.org/

The Association of Community College Trustees is a nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States, Canada, and England.

The BioTechnology Institute
http://www.biotechinstitute.org 
The Biotechnology Institute is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to educating teachers, students and the public about the promise and challenges of biotechnology. The Institute's mission is to engage, excite and educate the public, particularly students, about biotechnology and its immense potential for solving human health, food, and environmental problems. The Institute serves as a bridge between the biotech industry and the education community. 

Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges
http://www.compact.org/
The Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges is a coalition of college and university presidents committed to helping students develop the values and skills of civic participation through involvement in public service.

College Drinking Prevention
http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov

Funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Prevention, College Drinking Prevention provides information and research on college students and drinking for students, educators, parents, counselor, the media, and college presidents.

Community College Baccalaureate Association
http://www.accbd.org

Strives to promote better access to the baccalaureate degree on community college campuses, and to serve as a resource for information on various models for accomplishing this purpose.

Educause
http://www.educause.edu/

Educause is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
http://www.hacu.net
The Champions of Hispanic Success in Higher Education, HACU represents more than 350 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America and Spain. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). 

The Institute for Community College Development
http://www.iccd.cornell.edu

The Institute for Community College Development (ICCD), a partnership between the State University of New York and Cornell University, provides leadership development programs, consulting services, and applied research grant support for community college CEOs, administrators, faculty and trustees nation-wide.

League for Innovation in the Community College
http://www.league.org/
The League for Innovation in the Community College is an international organization dedicated to the community college movement. The League hosts conferences and institutes, develops Web resources, conducts research, produces publications, provides services, and leads projects and initiatives with our member colleges, corporate partners, and other agencies.

National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges
http://www.nactc.org/
The National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges is a nonprofit consortium of community and technical colleges from across the United States, supported by funding from its member colleges and affiliated with the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida.

National Association of College and University Business Officers
http://www.nacubo.org/

The National Association of College and University Business Officers is a nonprofit professional organization representing chief administrative and financial officers at more than 2,100 colleges and universities across the country. Their mission is to promote sound management and financial practices at colleges and universities.

National Council of Instructional Administrators
http://www.nciaonline.org
The National Council of Instructional Administrators is committed to leadership innovation, advocacy, and development for the improvement of teaching and learning.

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development
http://www.nisod.org/
The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development is a nonprofit consortium of colleges and universities who share a philosophical commitment to support excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership. NISOD is the outreach organization of the Community College Leadership Program.

The Rural Community College Initiative
http://www.mdcinc.org/rcci/

The Rural Community College Initiative helps community colleges in economically distressed regions move their people and communities toward prosperity. It supports aggressive and creative efforts to increase jobs, income and access to education in rural communities.

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