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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is a clearinghouse of information on campus sustainability. AASHE-led collaborative effort to develop a standardized instrument by which higher education institutions could measure their progress toward sustainability and achieve recognition.

AIRPO seeks to foster supportive collegial relationships and cooperation among persons engaged in activities related to institutional research, policy analysis, planning, and information-based higher education management in New York State by providing a forum for information exchange and professional development.

Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
This organization is dedicated to professional growth of all who participate in decision making related to higher education via management research, policy analysis, and planning. Found on this site is information about grants funded and a calendar of events.

The mission of Educause is to help shape and enable transformational change in higher education through the introduction, use, and management of information resources and technologies in teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and institutional management. Formed from a union of Educom and Cause.

Inside Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed is the online source for news, opinion and jobs for all of higher education

IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) is the core post secondary education data collection program for NCES. Data are collected from all primary providers of post secondary education in the country in areas including enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty, staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid. Data is made available on IPEDS web site to students, researchers and others. To search for information about a college click on the College Navigator on the web site or click 0n this Link

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources.

National Community College Benchmark Project

The NCCBP Responding to requirements for inter-institutional comparisons, Johnson County Community College established the NCCBP with other colleges from across the United States to standardize a nation-wide benchmark reporting process. Since 2004, 391 community colleges have participated in the current data-collection and reporting process.

National Student Clearing House
The NSCH is  the nation's source for student degree and enrollment verification.  All of the programs are designed to reduce the burden of providing educational record verification for participating schools while maintaining the confidentiality and privacy of records in full compliance with FERPA. The Clearinghouse has a more than 15-year track record of working with higher education in student enrollment and degree verification. Today the Clearinghouse is the higher education community's partner for verification of student academic achievement.

New York State Department of Labor
Latest labor trends in New York and the Hudson Valley.

The New York State Education Department is part of the University of the State of New York(USNY).   One of the most complete, interconnected systems of educational services in the United States. While USNY has one main purpose - providing knowledge and skills to all it carries this policy out in many ways. Their mission is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York. With a vision is to provide leadership for a system that yields the best educated people in the world.

SICAS Center
SICAS - (Student Information & Campus Administrative Systems) develops common software and services for those campuses using Banner Software in New York State.

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
This society tries to promote the advancement and application of effective planning in higher education. Included on this web page is the annual report, information about
board members, and journals. There are also links to research, associations, and online books and periodicals.

State University of New York(SUNY)
SUNY is the nation's largest and most comprehensive state university system, Today, the State University of New York's 64 geographically dispersed campuses bring educational opportunity within commuting distance of virtually all New Yorkers. SUNY offers students a wide diversity of educational options including short-term vocational/technical courses, certificate, associate, and baccalaureate degree programs, graduate degrees and post-doctoral studies. The SUNY Report Card, It’s about accountability. Never before has the State University of New York put its goals out on the table and said to New Yorkers, "You can hold us to it." Assessment a commitment  for enhancing academic excellence by expecting each campus to develop and implement plans for the regular assessment of institutional effectiveness. The resulting Strategic Plan will guide SUNY for the next five years and advise the University in its development for the next ten years.

U.S. Census Bureau
The mission of the Census Bureau is To serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.  Their goal is to provide the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality, and cost for the data we collect and services we provide.  What Data We Collect & When: Population and Housing Census - every 10 years, Economic Census - every 5 years,  Census of Governments - every 5 years, American Community Survey – annually,  and various other surveys. With a link to Orange County quick Facts.

U.S. Department of Education
Read about educational headlines, news and events, research and statistics from
various national institutes, and programs and services.