If you are involved in
- ... the thinking stage,
- ... the active planning phase, or
- ... the implementation stage
The Association for Consortium Leadership (ACL) is a national association that provides a forum for higher education professionals involved in cooperative programs. ACL provides guidance in creating and strengthening partnerships whose members include colleges and universities these partnerships frequently incorporate government agencies, businesses, k-12 schools, and other non-profit organizations.
The ACL has been in existence since the early 1970’s and is the only professional organization in the United States for consortium directors and associated personnel. Our membership is very useful to constituents who interact with one another, sharing ways to become more successful at their work.
The Mission of ACL
- To share information and to assist in developing cooperative strategies and programs designed to strengthen post-secondary education;
- To conduct and encourage research and evaluation in the field of inter-institutional relations;
- To articulate the philosophy of the voluntary consortium in post-secondary education and to find ways to make both the philosophy and practice widely known;
- To maintain a service and resource center for consortia;
- To play an active role in broadening the number and kind of cooperative agencies; and
- To assist with the continuing education of persons in consortium work.
The Vision of ACL
Promoting and Supporting Higher Education Collaboration through Professional Development, Resource Sharing and Program Enhancement.
Benefits of Membership
- Annual Conference — continuously the most concentrated ACL networking activity which attracts partnership directors and leaders from higher education, government, business, and the public sector.
- Professional Development — designs programs to provide webinars and resources to constituents in higher education collaborative venues.
- Higher Education Consortia Magazine — distribution to over 17,000 higher education institutions and associations.
- E-mail Discussion List — provides members the opportunity to raise important issues and receive immediate responses. This service allows members to seek and to give advice to others involved in consortium work.
- Publications — access to creating publications written about higher education consortia. The ACL has published three books with Jossey-Bass, Inc. in their New Directions for Higher Education Series entitled, Best Practices In Higher Education Consortia: How Institutions Can Work Together, summer 1999; Leveraging Resources Through Partnerships, winter 2002; and Access To Higher Education Through Consortia, summer 2007.
- A Guide for Consortia — The ACL has developed a tool to assist consortia in reviewing their respective missions, goals, operations and planning efforts. The Guide for Consortia, a copyrighted document, is available for distribution upon request.
- Research Bibliography
- Salary Survey
For more information about joining ACL contact:
- Adele Vuong, Association Administrator, Association for Collaborative Leadership
- 101 S. Mills Ave
- Claremont, CA 91711
- Phone: (909) 607-9870
- Fax: (909) 607-9837
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org