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Innovations 2014 Exhibitor List
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aha! Process, Inc. (view sessions)

Every college administrator is concerned with increasing student retention and graduation rates, especially among lower-income and first-generation students. That is why aha! Process created the College Achievement Alliance, which is the only family of training and educational solutions to apply the lens of economic class to improving academic outcomes.


American Financial Solutions

American Financial Solutions (AFS)is a nonprofit credit counseling agency. The mission of AFS is to provide financial education and credit counseling that helps people improve their financial lives. AFS has developed the program ROADMAP for Students - Solutions for Colleges. ROADMAP for Students is a solution for colleges that helps reduce and avoid high student loan default rates, increase enrollment, and improve alumni support. ROADMAP provides ongoing student guidance in money management, including managing student loan debt. The program tools, resources, and targeted outreach help colleges and students attain financial goals.


American Public University System

American Public University System (APUS), regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a distinguished leader providing affordable, quality online education to motivated students worldwide through American Military University and American Public University. APUS offers more than 170 degree and certificate programs.


American Student Assistance (view sessions)

American Student Assistance® (ASA) is a private nonprofit whose public purpose and mission is to empower students and alumni to successfully manage and repay their college loan debt. We provide student loan education, and enable the development of financial competencies through the use of innovative web-based tools, one-on-one counseling, and trusted, neutral advice—all free of charge to students and alumni. Since 1956, ASA has worked with one million borrowers and over 240 institutions nationwide.


Bellevue University

Bellevue University is a widespread community of motivated students and innovative educators. Founded in 1966, we are a private, nonprofit, regionally accredited institution with a 46-acre campus in Bellevue, Nebraska. Bellevue University serves more than 16,000 students annually at a total of nine locations in three states – and everywhere online.


Capella University (view sessions)


Center for Community College Student Engagement (view sessions)

The Center for Community College Student Engagement provides important information about effective educational practice in community colleges through its national surveys (SENSE, CCSSE, CCFSSE, and CCIS). Having surveyed more than 2 million students and partnered with 879 institutions representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the Center helps U.S. community colleges use data to inform improvements aimed at increasing student learning, persistence, and attainment.


Chattanooga State Community College (view sessions)

Chattanooga State Community College is a comprehensive, regionally accredited community college. Founded in 1965, Chattanooga State serves a six-county area of Southeast Tennessee and bordering counties of North Georgia and Alabama as an open-entry postsecondary institution offering over 50 majors of study toward AA, AS, and AAS degrees, as well as a wide array of certificate studies and university parallel (transfer) studies. Chattanooga State operates Hamilton County Collegiate High at Chattanooga State, a traditional high school alternative for talented students seeking to earn high school diplomas and college credit simultaneously. The college maintains numerous partnerships with secondary schools (dual enrollment programs), state and community agencies, and the private sector.

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Coast Community College District (view sessions)

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. Coast Colleges is one of the leading community college districts in the United States and enrolls more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs. Coast Colleges also serves over 18,000 active military service men and women, their families, and Veterans annually.


College Transition Publishing (view sessions)

College Transition Publishing specializes in customized print and virtual college transition guides that assist students to achieve academic, financial, and career success. Our publications can be used in summer bridge, orientation, FYE, senior year transition, and a variety of other college transition programs. We also offer a host of free college transition articles/resources on our website.


Community College Research Center (view sessions)

CCRC conducts research on the major issues affecting community colleges and contributes to the development of practice and policy that expands access to higher education and promotes success for all students. Current research topics include developmental assessment and placement, acceleration, online learning, non-academic support, institutional and program structure, and data-informed reform.


Community College Week

Community College Week (CCW) and ccweek.com, published by Autumn Publishing, provide, an independent voice for faculty, administrators, and trustees at the nations community, technical, and junior colleges. With 26 annual issues and weekly updates, CCW’s 30,000+ readers find a one-stop source for education news and features, vital statistics, and analyses of issues and events critical to community colleges. CCW has been providing unrivaled coverage since 1988.



CommunityCollegeJobs.com is the must use website for colleges that are recruiting and hiring executives, administrators, faculty, and staff to work on their campuses. Last year, 682 two-year colleges advertised 12,214 jobs on the CommunityCollegeJobs.com website. The #1 choice for professionals seeking jobs and careers at two-year colleges, CommunityCollegeJobs.com has received national praise and recognition for its ability to help colleges find excellent job candidates. The company's user friendly website is uniquely designed to help job seekers avoid the clutter of unrelated jobs and superfluous content found on other websites. In a recent survey, 98 percent of respondents said they prefer CommunityCollegeJobs.com because of its clean and effective layout. With its exclusive focus on two-year colleges, CommunityCollegeJobs.com is uniquely positioned to get amazing results for colleges that want to hire the best professionals. Visit our booth to learn how we can help your college find its next great hire.


CompTIA (view sessions)

CompTIA is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through its educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications, and public advocacy.


Courseload (view sessions)

Courseload is the leading institutional solution for the delivery and use of eTextbooks and other digital course materials in higher education. Through a novel business model, innovative technology, and services that support change management, Courseload is solving the problems that have slowed the uptake of digital course materials and enabling its institutional partners to increase access, lower costs, and improve student success.


Cuyahoga Community College (view sessions)

Cuyahoga Community College(Tri-C)opened in 1963 as Ohio's first community college and remains Ohio's oldest and largest public community college. For 50 years Tri-C has provided high quality, affordable education and programs to more than 900,000 members of our community. Tuition at Tri-C is among the lowest in the state of Ohio. Offering more than 1,000 credit courses and 140 career and technical programs and liberal arts curricula.


Dallas Learning Solutions (view sessions)

Dallas Learning Solutions continues its legacy as a premier producer of dynamic faculty generated content that complements the needs of today’s learner. We partner with faculty to engage, excite, and excel all students in a supportive manner by offering a means for deeper engagement resulting in individual student success.


Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Diverse celebrates 30 years as the only national newsmagazine focusing on matters of access and opportunity for all in higher education, especially minorities and the underrepresented. Timely news, research, special reports, commentary, and interviews are provided and attract diverse candidates for faculty and administrative recruiting.


Educational Testing Service (ETS) (view sessions)

ETS advances quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research, and related services. Institutions of higher education rely on ETS to help them demonstrate student learning outcomes and promote student success and institutional effectiveness.


eScience Labs, Inc.

eScience Labs LLC. provides complete and comprehensive hands-on science kits to support online and traditional courses in need of a laboratory solution. These are the same experiments you would find in a traditional academic lab, but designed and scaled to be performed by students anytime, anywhere. Written by PhD level educators and scientists, our labs compliment any teaching style or curriculum.


Excelsior College (view sessions)

Excelsior College is a private, regionally accredited, nonprofit institution of higher education that began as part of the State University of New York. For the past forty years, our purpose has been to award college credit to adults for confirmed subject knowledge, no matter how it was learned. Excelsior provides accessible online instruction and supported independent study options, such as credit by exam, for degree-seeking adults around the world.


Ferris State University (view sessions)

The doctoral program at Ferris State University was created for leaders of mission-driven, 21st century community colleges. Application-based and taught by academic faculty in partnership with experienced community college leaders, this program is designed to prepare leaders for the changing environments in education. A key feature is that the dissertation is integrated throughout the three-year program with a goal of having individuals complete it within three years.


Fielding Graduate University (view sessions)

Fielding Graduate University is a private, nonprofit, accredited university offering graduate degrees in Psychology, Human and Organizational Development, and Educational Leadership for Change. A revolutionary doctoral curriculum has been designed by scholar-practitioners with a concentration in Community College Leadership to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Fielding Graduate University's unique distributed learning model provides opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around the world.


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GradGuru (view sessions)

GradGuru is an award-winning free mobile app that helps students get through college by sending out school specific deadlines and advice via free push notifications. GradGuru issues badges and rewards to students who reach key milestones. By way of our admin console, schools can personalize, add, or change deadlines, timing, messages, and more. Winner of the 2013 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation College Knowledge Challenge.



IDEA, a nonprofit organization established in 1975, set the standard for helping institutions improve learning. The Student Ratings of Instruction system, powered by Campus Labs technology, is a normed, research-based instrument focusing on student learning outcomes that provides feedback for development. Department chair and administrator systems are also available.


Innovative Educators (view sessions)

Innovative Educators is dedicated to providing superior training focused on critical issues facing students and educators today. Our primary goal is to provide the information, training, and skills necessary to implement positive change on a personal, professional, and institutional level.


INTELECOM Intelligent Telecommunications

INTELECOM continues its tradition of adapting to evolving teaching and learning needs. The INTELECOM Online Resources Network® offers more than 5,000 academic and career videos and clips in 35+ disciplines, which are 100% closed captioned and mobile friendly. New for 2014: Information Technology on Demand, Introduction to Sociology Online (a Udemy self study course).


John Wiley and Sons

Wiley’s Jossey-Bass Higher & Adult Education and Wiley Learning Institute brands promote lifelong learning in the postsecondary educational community worldwide. We offer professional development solutions for higher education faculty, campus leaders, and student affairs administrators through books, periodicals, and on-demand online workshops.


League for Innovation in the Community College (view sessions)

The League is an international consortium dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. CEOs from the most influential, resourceful, and dynamic community colleges and districts in the world comprise the League’s board of directors and provide strategic direction for its ongoing activities. These community colleges and their leaders are joined by more than 800 institutions that hold membership in the League Alliance. The League, with this core of powerful and innovative community colleges and more than 150 corporate partners, serves nationally and internationally as a catalyst, project incubator, and experimental laboratory for community colleges around the world. We host conferences and institutes, develop Web resources, conduct research, produce publications, provide services, and lead projects and initiatives with our member colleges, corporate partners, and other agencies in a continuing effort to make a positive difference for students and communities. These current programs, along with the League’s 46-year history of service to community colleges, explain why Theodore Marchese, the veteran editor of Change magazine, observed, “The League is the single most vital organization in higher education today.”




MatchWare, Inc. (view sessions)

Founded in 1992, MatchWare is a leader in easy to use mind mapping and project management tools for education and professional use. MatchWare produces software solutions to help improve critical thinking and problem solving skills with Exports to Word, PPT, HTML, and PDF. Our new meeting management solution, MeetingBooster can help you plan, execute, and create minutes with ease!


National American University - Roueche Graduate Center (view sessions)

Founded in 1941, National American University (NAU) is a regionally accredited, multi-campus institution of higher learning offering associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs in technical and professional fields. NAU offers traditional degree programs, online college degrees, and hybrid formats, which provide students the increased flexibility to take courses at times and places convenient to their busy lifestyles. National American University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, Chicago, IL.


National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) (view sessions)

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) is an organization of educators, entrepreneurs, and business development professionals providing quality programs and services in entrepreneurship education and advocating for community-based entrepreneurship. NACCE serves as a convener and disseminator of knowledge and successful practices regarding entrepreneurship education and student business incubation.


National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP) (view sessions)

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP) promotes the community college role in the recruitment, preparation, retention, and renewal of diverse PreK-12 teachers. The association serves as a voice on national discussions; supports institutions and individual members by enhancing current programs; and serves as a resource for developing programs. Benefits include newsletters, news alerts, scholarships, national advocacy, and annual national conferences.


National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is a consortium of community and technical colleges that share a philosophical commitment to support excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership. NISOD's activities and programs are based on the premise that teaching excellence is a result of concerned and focused leadership, increased awareness, and use of adult learning principles strengthened by exemplary teaching practices and technologies, and a profound commitment to teaching excellence and student success.


National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides free information to health professionals, clinicians, researchers, and consumers via Medline/PubMed, MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov, and other databases. MedlinePlus includes health information in over 40 languages. Come by our booth for a hands-on demonstration!


National Science Foundation ATE Centers

The National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Centers ensure that our future technical workforce receives the education and tools necessary to excel professionally to meet the needs of our country’s emerging high-tech industries. NSF-ATE Centers partner with industry for a new American workforce.


North Orange County Community College District (view sessions)

Over 60,000 students enroll each term at North Orange County Community College District’s campuses: Cypress College, Fullerton College, and the School of Continuing Education. Programs lead to associate degrees, vocational certificates, and transfer opportunities. Lifelong learning programs range from high school completion and basic skills mastery to vocational training and self-development courses. The NOCCCD campuses serve an area with over one million diverse people.


Openstax College

OpenStax College is a nonprofit organization committed to improving student access to quality learning materials. An initiative of Rice University and made possible through the generous support of philanthropic foundations, OpenStax College provides free textbooks, developed and peer-reviewed by educators to ensure they are readable, accurate, and meet the scope and sequence requirements of your course.


QLess, Inc.

QLess is a worldwide leader in line management solutions. We reduce wait times by engaging effectively through touch screen kiosks, text messages delivered via phones, and online through cloud-based systems. Students can remotely get in line for services at work, in class, the food court, or the library, and come in when it’s their turn. Spend less time managing lines and more time helping students.


Qwizdom, Inc.

Qwizdom is a leader in interactive learning and assessment technology. Dedicated to making learning effective and engaging, the Qwizdom Virtual Response (QVR) Solution allows you to get the most out of web-enabled devices, such as iPads, laptops, smartphones, and tablets, by providing assessment tools proven to increase learning outcomes.


SmarterServices (view sessions)

Our mission is to organize and analyze data that empowers people to make smarter decisions. SmarterServices analyzes data about students, faculty, teachers, employees, and courses. We offer SmarterMeasure, an online learning readiness indicator; SmarterSurveys, an end-of-course survey management service; SmarterFaculty, a database of online faculty; and SmarterProctoring, a database of test proctors.


SoftChalk LLC (view sessions)

SoftChalk content authoring and hosting solutions are critical to the success of e-learning initiatives, providing educators an easy, affordable way to create, organize, and share interactive content that engages students and inspires learning. Lesson content can be delivered in a LMS, on a Web server or mobile device, or in the cloud.


Spectrum Industries, Inc.

Spectrum, the industry leader in technology furniture innovations, is in touch with today’s technology for classrooms and multimedia presentation furniture. Spectrum offers furniture to meet every need and budget, including multimedia lecterns, self-storing computer desks, tablet/laptop charging carts, collaboration tables, and seating.


Stratasys 3D Printers & Production Systems (view sessions)

Stratasys manufactures 3D printers that create physical objects directly from digital data. Its systems range from affordable desktop 3D printers to large, advanced 3d production systems. Stratasys systems are used for concept modeling, functional prototyping, and low-volume finished goods. Its specially engineered materials include nearly 150 photopolymers and thermoplastics.


Student Success Plan

The Student Success Plan (SSP), an open source holistic counseling and intervention software, is designed to increase the persistence, success, and graduation rates of targeted students. Through holistic counseling, web-based support systems, and intervention techniques, students who are at risk are identified, supported, and monitored.


The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (view sessions)

Helping students prevent unplanned pregnancy is an important, but often overlooked, part of college completion. Unplanned births account for nearly one in ten community college dropouts among female students, and 7 percent of dropouts among community college students overall. Visit The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy in booth 233 to learn how to access and use innovative, free resources that can help students succeed in school by avoiding unplanned pregnancy, including course templates, online lessons, informative websites for students, and more.


The NROC Project (view sessions)

The NROC Project is a community-guided, nonprofit effort focused on new models of digital content development, distribution, and use. We are leaders, learners, and teachers who believe in open and equal access to education, and the power of media to personalize learning. With a suite of affordable career and college readiness resources, including EdReady, our educational tools help you to empower students to realize their full potential. Visit booth #121 to learn more. The NROC Project: It's not a product you buy, it's a movement you join.


Unicon, Inc. (view sessions)

Unicon is an IT professional services, consulting, and support company providing project-based solutions for open source technology, including the Student Success Plan (SSP), integrated planning, and advising technology. SSP is case management software that supports a holistic coaching and counseling model for improving retention, academic performance, persistence, and graduation rates.


University of Illinois: Illinois Online Network

The Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality series (MVCR), with Master Online Teacher and Certified Online Learning Administrator certificates, helps faculty and administrators acquire the skills and knowledge needed to teach and lead online, support online, and improve the quality of the online learning experience. Make the Illinois Online Network your strategic partner in faculty professional development. Connect with thousands of colleagues around the nation and the world.


University of Maryland University College

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Community College Alliance program provides a seamless transition from associate’s to bachelor’s degrees at more than 70 community colleges, including all 16 in Maryland. Transfer up to 70 credits to UMUC and take advantage of enhanced student services. UMUC also offers an online Doctor of Management in community college policy and administration designed to help faculty and administrators advance in today’s community college environment.


Western Governors University (view sessions)

Western Governors University is the only fully accredited, online, competency-based university in the country. WGU is a private nonprofit university founded by 19 state governors and supported by more than 20 leading corporations and foundations offering high quality yet affordable bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in information technology, business, health professions, and teacher education.


Worldwide Instructional Design System (view sessions)

Worldwide Instructional Design System: Centralize the curriculum development and revision process. Locate and distribute the most current program and course information. Use the approval system to manage curriculum change. Develop and archive syllabi and map outcomes across the institution.





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