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  Higher Education Associations

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
An organization devoted to issues pertaining to the nation's community colleges.

American Association for Higher Education (AAHE)
The professional association for college and university personnel.

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)
The leading national association concerned with the quality, vitality, & public standing of undergraduate liberal education.

League for Innovation in the Community College
An international service consortium committed to improving community colleges through innovation, experimentation and institutional transformation.

 Anthropology

American Anthropological Association
The primary professional society of anthropologists in the U.S..  It is the world's largest professional organization of persons interested in anthropology.

The Society for Applied Anthropology
The Society for Applied Anthropology aspires to promote the integration of anthropological perspectives and methods in solving human problems throughout the world; to advocate for fair and just public policy based upon sound research; to promote public recognition of anthropology as a profession; and to support the continuing professionalization of the field.


 Criminal Justice

American Society of Criminology
An international organization concerned with criminology, embracing scholarly, scientific and professional knowledge concerning the etiology, prevention, control and tratment of crime and delinquency.

 Economics

American Economic Association
An association of persons interested in economics.  Focuses on the historical and statistical study of the actual conditions of industrial life.

 Education

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
Association committed to preparing professional for education and human services.

American Council on Education
The Nation's umbrella higher education association dedicated to the belief that equal educational opportunity and a stronger higher education system are essential cornerstones of a democratic society.

National Education Association
The Nation's leading organization committed to advancing the cause of public education.

 Geography

The American Geographical Society
Organization of professional geographers and other devotees of geography.

The National Geographic Society
The world's largest nonprofit scientifc and educational institution.  Has as it's mission "the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge."

 History

American Historical Association
The professional association for historians.

Mid Atlantic World History Association (MAWHA)
Regional affiliate of the World History Association.

World History Association (WHA)
To promote the study of global history by encouraging and supporting research, teaching, collegial communication and publication in world history.

 Interdisciplinary

H-Net - Humanities and Social Sciences Online
An international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to develoiping the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web.

Smithsonian Education Portal
The site features content from 16 Smithsonian museums, the National Zoo, and the Smithsonian's research centers.  The site is subdivided into areas for educators, families and students.  Lesson plans are available in art design, science and technology, history and culture, language arts, and idea labs. Produced by the Center for Education and Museum Studies.

 Political Science

International Political Science Association
A collective membership worldwide comprising national associations of political science.

The American Political Science Association
The American Political Science Association, founded in 1903, is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in over 80 countries. With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe in order to expand awareness and understanding of politics.


 Psychology

American Psychological Association (APA)
A scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the U.S.

Association for Psychological Science (APS)
The Society's mission is to promote, protect and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare.

 Sociology

American Sociological Association
A membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientifc discipline and profession serving the public good.