Sponsors

A big thank you to our generous 2015 ARC sponsors!

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Platinum Sponsor

LiveText ensures faculty and administrators have the most comprehensive, flexible, and adaptable web-based tools to support a culture of assessment across campus. LiveText’s advanced e-Portfolio, assessment, and accreditation management solutions assist institutions in evaluating performance-based student learning achievement. LiveText allows faculty and administrators to collect, measure, and report on actionable data for continuous improvement of the academic experience.

To learn more, visit http://www.livetext.com/.

Bronze Sponsors

We create software that enables universities to understand their faculty’s teaching, research and service activities and accomplishments.  Our clients gain prestige and funding because they can showcase their university by publicizing their faculty’s great work.  They also streamline their annual faculty activity reporting and promotion and tenure processes.  Our software is trusted by 60% of the largest 500 universities in the United States.

To learn more, visit http://www.digitalmeasures.com/.

At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating high-quality assessments based on rigorous research. Institutions of higher education rely on ETS to help them demonstrate student learning outcomes and promote student success and institutional effectiveness. ETS is proud to introduce the HEIghtenTM Outcomes Assessments, a new collection of general education assessments, customized to meet your institution’s needs to provide evidence of student learning outcomes. 

To learn more, visit http://www.ets.org/highered.

Peregrine Academic Services provides a variety of services related to obtaining and sustaining program and university accreditation. Our service offerings are based on our personal experience with accreditation, academics, and program administration.

At Peregrine Academic Services, our value-added services include:
 

  • Alignment of services with your learning outcomes
  • Accreditation experience as a site evaluator and accreditation manager
  • An academic background that includes instruction and program management at the
  • undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels
  • Professionalism in all that we do with the highest regard for confidentiality and customer
  • service
  • Flexibility to ensure the most precise match between what you need and what we
  • provide
  • Inclusive, flexible, and sensible pricing without the hidden fees and add-on charges
  • Global academic experience and the ability to create country and/or regional aggregate
  • pools for peer-level comparisons and benchmarking
To learn more, visit http://www.peregrineacademics.com.

Brass Sponsors

Academic Management Systems

Academic Management Systems is a software company that develops and supports the CoursEval product administered to over 300 colleges and universities worldwide for accreditation and promotional purposes. A cost-effective, online evaluation tool, CoursEval provides instructors, students, and administrators with critical feedback used to foster the continual improvement of teaching and learning, and ultimately student success. CoursEval is a flexible software with multiple applications, including student ratings of instruction, peer evaluations, ratings of clinical/experiential class rotations, and evaluations of student competencies. Reports are highly configurable and can provide longitudinal and normative data. Institutions can experience CoursEval with a free, no-obligation pilot.

To learn more, visit http://www.academicmanagement.com.
Biometric Signature ID

BioSig-ID is a regional accreditation approved, patented software biometric solution for student identity verification that is compliant with the new federal regulations to obtain Title IV funds. Selected by the White House. NO hardware is required on any device. Students create/draw a unique 4 letter/number passcode using just a mouse or finger. In a few strokes, using just a mouse or finger BioSig-ID determines if the registered student is the same student accessing ANY gradable event. A forensic audit trail uncovers identity fraud leading to academic dishonesty and financial aid fraud. 98% user acceptance levels. Integrates with all LMS/LTI systems.

To learn more, visit http://www.biosig-id.com.
Campus Labs

Campus Labs is a leading provider of campus-wide assessment technology for higher education.  Our platform provides insight to colleges and universities by enabling them to centralize, organize, and report on data in a variety of key functions from strategic planning and accreditation to curricular and co-curricular learning outcomes assessment to student retention.  Over 750 institutions have chosen Campus Labs as part of their assessment initiatives.

To learn more, visit http://www.campuslabs.com.
IASystem Course Evaluation Service

Developed at the University of Washington, IASystem brings 40 years of experience in providing course evaluation services to inform decision making by faculty, administrators, and students. IASystem promotes accreditation with confidence and continuity of data from either paper or online evaluations.

To learn more, visit http://iasystem.org/.
IDEA

IDEA works in partnership with institutions of higher education to support the advancement of teaching, learning, and leadership. IDEA, a non-profit organization established in 1975, provides statistically valid and reliable Teaching and Learning Assessment (student ratings) and Leadership Assessment (chair and administrator) instruments backed by extensive research.   IDEA’s services provide comparative data, formative and summative feedback, suggestions and resources for improvement, and tailored reports that support institutional, program, and individual development. IDEA systems offer robust technology platforms that feature mobile-delivery and interactive interface.

To learn more, visit http://www.IDEAedu.org.
InsideTrack

Society thrives when students succeed. Since 2001, InsideTrack has used a proven combination of coaching, analytics, consulting and technology to unlock potential in millions of students and the institutions they attend. We invite you to join the leading colleges, universities, foundations and others working with us to enhance the transformative power of higher education. Please visit us at www.insidetrack.com and follow us on Twitter @InsideTrack.

To learn more, visit http://www.insidetrack.com.
Interfolio

Committee based decisions are required for faculty hiring, review, promotion and tenure. This type of scholarship (and the very premise of shared governance) is a critical responsibility for faculty and academic leadership. To this end, Interfolio offers a web based (SaaS) platform to better understand the "faculty life cycle" from hiring through tenure and beyond. We provide an efficient process for individual scholars and review committees but also a reporting engine for senior administrators to better understand faculty success at a macro level.

To learn more, visit http://www.interfolio.com/.
John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

The John N. Gardner Institute, a non-profit focused on excellence in undergraduate education, provides student learning, retention and success expertise from the Academy for the Academy. Our postsecondary student success scholars are thought leaders who help hundreds of higher education institutions, districts and systems across the world. Our three processes: Foundations of Excellence® – to improve the first-year and/or transfer experience, Gateways to Completion® – to improve outcomes in historically high-failure rate gateway courses and Retention Performance Management™ – to improve retention rates for specific student cohorts such as sophomores, bring all stakeholders together to create and implement an evidence-based customizable plan.

To learn more, visit http://www.jngi.org.
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The NSSE is administered annually to first-year and senior students at participating institutions. Results provide valid, reliable information on the extent to which students engage in proven educational practices that correspond to desirable learning outcomes. More than 1,500 bachelors-granting institutions have participated in this effort to assess and improve undergraduate education. Institutions receive diagnostic information about teaching and learning, with customizable comparison groups, and resources to assist in interpreting and using results. Visit our exhibit to learn more about the updated NSSE instrument and reports, and its companion surveys, the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) and the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE).

To learn more, visit http://www.nsse.iub.edu.
Nuventive

Nuventive has helped hundreds of higher education institutions improve personal and institutional performance through institutional performance management, strategic planning, academic and administrative outcomes assessment, program review, accreditation, and student success. Our performance management solutions offer a new way to establish a culture of performance through flexible software and support for cultural change. As a result, you can engage your stakeholders more deeply in developing and executing your institutional plans and improve institutional achievement and competitiveness.

To learn more, visit http://www.nuventive.com.
Peg Jackson & Associates

Peg Jackson & Associates specializes in compliance and accreditation solutions for institutions of higher education (IHE). Drs. Peg and Paul Jackson have assisted their IHE clients with emergency preparation, compliance with Campus SaVE stipulations, Clery Reports, operational resumption planning, faculty training and accreditation projects. Stop by our booth to schedule a complimentary one-hour consultation.

To learn more, visit http://www.pegjackson.com.
ProctorU

ProctorU watches students take exams online using webcams and screen-sharing technology. The service gives students the convenience of testing at home and instructors the ability to ensure exam security.  ProctorU uses a three-step process that confirms that the student who registered for the exam is the student who is taking the exam and is following the institution’s testing requirements. Test monitors can see the student, see what they are doing and know who they are monitoring using webcams and screen-sharing technology. ProctorU offers live, person-to-person, real-time monitoring to more than 500 colleges, universities and certification organizations.

To learn more, visit http://www.proctoru.com/.
Software Secure

Software Secure provides authentication and exam proctoring solutions for any distance education environment. Its webcam-based Remote Proctor Now solution offers convenient, affordable, scalable and efficient exam proctoring that reduces the burden, costs and risks associated with administering online exams from a distance. Software Secure puts versatility at the center of its proctoring solutions to help institutions protect online exam integrity and eliminate cheating - while increasing convenience for students and administrators using the technology and systems they are already familiar with. Software Secure is dedicated to the principles that taking an online exam with integrity – should be easy and convenient.

To learn more, visit http://www.softwaresecure.com.
Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.

Starfish Retention Solutions is a leading provider of student success systems. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ builds on the company’s mission to help students finish what they start by helping institutions identify at-risk students in real time based on their daily coursework performance and faculty concerns and then connect them to the resources designed to help. Learn how more than 250 institutions are accelerating their student success initiatives with Starfish by visiting

To learn more, visit http://www.starfishsolutions.com.
Strategic Planning Online

Strategic Planning Online is a cloud based software solution that helps to align team members with the strategic planning effort and start producing results. Strategic Planning Online enables organizations to collaborate about strategic planning while defining objectives, setting goals, and measuring results. We take the planning process to each department encouraging them to set goals, and develop a list of action items and budget requirements. Take your strategic plan from the executive team to each department in a collaborative way where everyone can participate in planning, budgeting, and measuring the results of the strategic planning effort with Strategic Planning Online.

Taskstream

Taskstream makes it easier for you to assess how well you are meeting your goals, showcase your accomplishments, and identify where to improve. With Taskstream’s assessment planning, e-portfolio, rubric scoring and reporting, clinical experience management, and survey capabilities, educators and students are focusing on what matters most to their success.

To learn more, visit http://www.taskstream.com/.
TextAim

TextAim is a communications company that allows back and forth conversations with students by text. Since students prefer to use text instead of phones and email, TextAim helps schools to communicate with hundreds or thousands of students through a system as easy to use as email. The system is cloud-based, so no IT department is needed. TextAim is different than any other text program available and helps streamline and simplify communications with students for different departments. Schools that have used TextAim have seen significant improvements in their ability to communicate with students and potential students.

To learn more, visit http://www.textaim.com.
The Learning House, Inc.

The Learning House, Inc. helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Partnering with more than 100 schools, Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. Services include product development and market research, marketing and lead generation, admissions and enrollment management, student retention, curriculum development and management, faculty training and professional development, learning management systems and 24/7 technical support. As a thought leader in the industry, Learning House publishes an annual report on online college student preferences and demographics and presents an annual online higher education conference.

To learn more, visit http://www.learninghouse.com.
Three Rivers Systems, Inc.

Three Rivers Systems, Inc. is a privately-held, independent provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software focused solely on higher education. Its ERP solution, CAMS Enterprise, is an easy-to-use, academic management system that manages the entire student lifecycle—admissions, registration, billing, financial aid, student services, fundraising, fiscal management, human resources, payroll, and more. Three Rivers Systems has helped its higher education customers to accelerate growth, elevate student success, and boost campus-wide productivity for almost 30 years from its St. Louis, Missouri headquarters. 

To learn more, visit http://www.ThreeRiversSystems.com.
Tk20

Tk20 provides strategic planning, assessment, institutional effectiveness, and accreditation management solutions that foster sustainable, integrated processes. Data collection is streamlined through built-in assessment tools, imports from student information systems, and integration with LMS platforms, providing a comprehensive view of student learning, program quality, and institutional effectiveness. Extensive reporting capabilities facilitate tracking, demonstrate effectiveness, and illuminate areas needing improvement.  The loop can be closed by specifying actions to be taken and linking them to budgets and strategic plans. With data tied directly to outcomes, retrieving documentation during institutional reviews and generating program or regional accreditation reports has never been easier.

To learn more, visit http://www.tk20.com.