American Academy in Rome
The Savannah College of Art and Design is an associate institutional member of the American Academy in Rome. Founded in 1894, the Academy exists to foster the pursuit of advanced research and independent study in the fine arts and humanities. The Academy awards the prestigious Rome Prize to a select group of artists and scholars invited to Rome to pursue their creative goals in an atmosphere conducive to artistic innovation and progressive scholarship.
Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a member of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education. ARCHE is a council of 20 public and private institutions of higher learning in the greater Atlanta region. ARCHE brings these institutions together to build awareness of their collective scope, impact and value and to help them share strengths through cooperative programs. The ARCHE cross-registration process facilitates enrollment in courses offered at all member colleges and universities. Students at ARCHE member institutions have the opportunity to broaden their range of study through access to courses not offered at their home institution.
American Council on Education
The American Council on Education (ACE) is the major coordinating body for higher education in the United States. Founded in 1918, ACE seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through representation, research and program initiatives. ACE aims to foster greater collaboration and new partnerships within and outside the higher education community to help colleges and universities anticipate and address the challenges of the 21st century and contribute to a stronger nation and better world. ACE values inclusiveness and diversity, recognizes higher education's responsibility to society, and embraces the belief that widespread access to excellent postsecondary educational opportunities is the cornerstone of a democratic society.
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is a nonprofit membership organization established in 1912 to advance the quality of architectural education. Membership in ACSA has grown from 10 charter members to more than 250 institutions representing more than 5,000 architecture faculty, as well as more than 500 architecture firms, product associations and individuals working in support of ACSA's goals. ACSA provides a forum for the exchange of ideas through facilitating scholarly meetings, workshops, publications, awards programs, support for architectural research, policy development and partnerships with like-minded organizations.
Cumulus, International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a member of Cumulus, the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media. Cumulus is the only global association specifically focused on art and design education and research. Cumulus aims to build and maintain a dynamic and flexible academic forum to bring together top-level educational institutions from around the world.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage and use information resources to shape strategic decisions at every level. EDUCAUSE programs include professional development activities, applied research, strategic policy advocacy, teaching and learning initiatives, online information services, print and electronic publications, special interest collaborative communities, and awards for leadership and innovation.
The eLearning Guild is a Community of Practice for eLearning design, development, and management professionals. The Guild offers members high-quality learning opportunities, networking services, resources, and publications. Members represent a diverse group of managers, directors, and executives focused on training and learning services, as well as eLearning instructional designers, content developers, Web developers, project managers, contractors, and consultants. Guild members work in a variety of settings including corporate, government, and academic organizations. All members share a common interest in eLearning design, development, and management.
European League of Institutes of the Arts
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a member of the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA), an independent membership organization representing approximately 300 higher arts educational institutions from more than 45 countries. Founded in 1990, ELIA represents all arts disciplines, including architecture, dance, design, fine art, media arts, music and theater. Through its members, ELIA represents unique bodies of knowledge and facilitates dialogues, mobility and activities between artists, teachers, administrators, senior managers, key decision-makers and more than 300,000 students.
Georgia Independent College Association
The Georgia Independent College Association is an association of Georgia's private, independent colleges and universities. Through partnerships with the institutions, businesses, and community leaders, GICA supports private higher education in Georgia in the areas of public policy, fundraising for student financial aid, and collaborative programs.
Online Learning Consortium
The purpose of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is to help learning organizations continually improve quality, scale, and breadth of their online programs according to their own distinctive missions so that education will become a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines. Created with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, OLC encourages the collaborative sharing of knowledge and effective practices to improve online education in learning effectiveness, access, affordability for learners and providers, and student and faculty satisfaction. OLC generates ideas to improve products, services and standards for the online learning industry, and assists members in collaborative initiatives. Members include 1) private and public universities and colleges, community colleges and other accredited course and degree providers; and 2) organizations and suppliers of services, equipment and tools that practice the OLC quality principles.
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. Since 1976, the association has represented private colleges and universities on policy issues with the federal government, such as those affecting student aid, taxation, and government regulation.
The NAICU staff meets with policymakers, tracks campus trends, conducts research, analyzes higher education issues, publishes information, helps coordinate state-level activities, and advises members of legislative and regulatory developments with potential impact on their institutions. In addition, NAICU has spearheaded several major public initiatives. With nearly 1,000 members nationwide, NAICU reflects the diversity of private, nonprofit higher education in the United States. NAICU also has joined in a protocol of agreement with the Foundation for Independent Higher Education and the Council of Independent Colleges to enhance the cooperation, partnership, and collaboration among the three organizations to better serve independent higher education.
Southeastern College Art Conference
The Southeastern College Art Conference is a nonprofit organization devoted to the promotion of art in higher education through facilitating cooperation among teachers and administrators in universities and colleges, professional institutions and the community served by their institutions.
U.S. Distance Learning Association
In 1987, the USDLA was founded on the premise of creating a powerful alliance to meet the burgeoning education and training needs of learning communities globally. USDLA supports the development and application of distance learning education and training by uniting learners around the world and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, and opportunity for networking. USDLA is committed to being the leading distance learning association in the United States.