American Association of University Professors
The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good. Founded in 1915, the AAUP has helped to shape American higher education by developing the standards and procedures that maintain quality in education and academic freedom in this country's colleges and universities.
American Association of University Women
In 2003, AAUW launched the Leadership and Training Institute, a 501(c)(3) organization within the association, to increase its commitment to these issues. Through institute programs, women and girls acquire the skills they need to succeed and assume leadership roles in their academic, professional, and personal lives. AAUW's institute now directs the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, an event that grows in depth and popularity each year. Beyond this college-aged program, the institute will develop a breadth of programs addressing women in all stages of life.
What does AAUW's Leadership Training Institute provide?
The institute will provide multiyear programs with an educational focus on leadership growth, career advancement, economic self-sufficiency, and technical skills; educational resources; and national models. The institute will implement conferences, workshops, seminars, and courses; enhance the ability of women and girls to make a difference in their lives; and expand institutions' and neighborhoods' ability to make a difference in the lives of those who study, teach, work, and live in their communities. The institute will focus on three main program areas.
The financial literacy program helps women and girls become economically self-sufficient and financially savvy. The program addresses an intergenerational audience of girls in grades K-12, young women in colleges and universities, and adult women. K-12 girls will learn to work with and enjoy finance. Young college women will receive personal and professional guidance to increase their financial know-how and prevent high debt. Finally, adult women will become more skilled and competitive in finance-specific careers. Activities initially will occur in the Washington, D.C., area and then be replicated in AAUW branches and local schools nationwide.
The institute's leadership literacy program supports the annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Designed for college and university women in campus or community leadership roles-and those who have leadership aspirations-the conference offers students an opportunity to gather the information, skills, and resources needed to embrace today's leadership challenges. Students nationwide interact with top women in the fields of leadership, finance, and technology; hone skills in leadership, advocacy, civic engagement, networking, and career planning; build relationships with peers and other women who can support their professional and personal growth; and create practical solutions to challenges on their campuses and in their communities. Additional programming will be developed for adult women.
Through its technology literacy project, the institute is developing a national model program for girls and women to promote a highly skilled, motivated, and diverse workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In the pilot phase, the project links high school students with college and university faculty and students, career experts, and community leaders. This interdisciplinary program will offer technology-based learning opportunities based on societal concerns and scientific inquiry. To empower participants to take leadership roles in their schools, communities, and careers, the project integrates educational and career guidance, role models, mentoring, and community service.
Association of American Colleges and Universities
The Association of American Colleges and Universities is the leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. AAC&U forges links among presidents, academic administrators, faculty members and national leaders committed to educational inclusion and the values of liberal education.
Center for the Education of Women
A unit of the University of Michigan, the Center is devoted to service, research, and advocacy for women with regard to education, employment and leadership.
AAC&U is the leading national association devoted to advancing and strengthening liberal learning for all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. AAC&U functions as a catalyst and facilitator, forging links among presidents, administrators, and faculty members who are engaged in institutional and curricular planning. Its mission is to reinforce the collective commitment to liberal education at both the national and local levels and to help individual institutions keep the quality of student learning at the core of their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges.
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) started the Campus Program to inform young feminists about the very real threats to abortion access, women’s rights, affirmative action, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights posed by right wing extremists. FMF works with students on college campuses to affect change at the grassroots, national, and global levels. The Campus Program is built upon FMF’s philosophy that the most effective activism is informed activism, or study to action. Our program provides progressive students with opportunities to learn about timely feminist issues, develop their leadership and organizing skills, and connect with the larger pro-choice and feminist movements.
Office of Women in Higher Education
Since 1973, the Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE) at the American Council on Education (ACE) has been committed to the advancement of women leaders. For more than 25 years, OWHE has provided information and counsel to constituencies within the higher education community regarding policies, issues, education, and research that influence women’s equity, diversity, and advancement.
Susan B. Anthony University Center
This substantial site contains information about community resources, the women's studies program, Internet resources, and historical offerings. In addition, it links to pages on the National Women's Hall of Fame and Women's Rights National Historical Park.
The National Initiative for Women in Higher Education
The National Initiative for Women in Higher Education (NIWHE) is a unique alliance promoting a multicultural women-led agenda for the sustained transformation of higher education for the twenty-first century. NIWHE advances research, analysis, and collective action to achieve gender equity and engage women's leadership to create diverse, democratic educational institutions.
U.S. Student Association
U.S. Woman's Colleges
The most current, comprehensive list of United States colleges for women.
Women's Studies Programs
This list of Women's Studies Programs, maintained by the Feminist Majority Foundation, aims to be a comprehensive resource. Please contact email@example.com if you know of a program that is not listed.