Resources for Adult Learners

American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)
AAACE advocates that lifelong learning contributes to human fulfillment and positive social changes, and helps adults to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead productive and satisfying lives.

Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE)
An institution-based organization of colleges, universities, and individuals dedicated to the promotion of lifelong learning and excellence in continuing higher education. ACHE encourages professional networks, research, and exchange of information, and advocates continuing higher education as a means of enhancing and improving society.

Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL)
A professional association for all those engaged in, or interested in, collegiate independent study. The goal of the organization is to provide professional development opportunities as well as opportunities for collegiality and interaction.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
An educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices for the success of each learner. Its members are professional educators from all levels and subject areas including superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
A national nonprofit that works at all levels within the higher education, public and private sectors to make it easier for people to get the education and training they need.

Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)
A non-profit educational association, which serves as a clearinghouse of information about the distance study/correspondence field.

A non-profit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
A non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET certification is the standard learners seek for quality when they choose a provider.

International Council for Distance (ICDE)
ICDE is the leading global membership organization for the open and distance education community.

Lumina Foundation
An independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Our goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.

University Professional Continuing Education Association
UPCEA is a leading association for professional, continuing, and online education. For 100 years, the association has served its members with innovative conferences and specialty seminars, research and benchmarking information, professional networking opportunities and timely publications.

Transfer and Degree Completion