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Founding Dates and Web Sites

 

1857 The National Education Association (NEA) is founded in Philadelphia (originally named the National Teachers Association). http://www.nea.org

 

1882 The American Association of University Women is founded in Washington, D.C., as the Association of Collegiate Alumnae. http://www.aauw.org

 

1887 The Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (formerly the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges) is founded. https://www.aplu.org

 

1900 The Association of American Universities is founded. http://www.aau.edu

 

1915 The American Association of University Professors is created. http://www.aaup.org

 

1916 The American Federation of Teachers is created. http://www.aft.org/higher_ed/index.htm

 

1918 The American Council on Education is organized. http://www.acenet.edu

 

1920 The American Association of Junior Colleges (now the American Association of Community Colleges) is founded in St. Louis. http://www2.aacc.nche.edu/research/index.htm

 

1921 The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges is founded in Washington, D.C. http://www.agb.org

 

1948 The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is formally incorporated. http://www.aacte.org

 

1961 The American Association of State Colleges and Universities is founded.

http://www.aascu.org

 

1968 The League for Innovation in the Community College is founded. http://www.league.org

 

1969 The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is founded in 1969. http://www.aacn.nche.edu/

 

1972 The American Association of Community College Trustees is incorporated. Its mission is to promote effective board governance through advocacy and education. http://www.acct.org

 

1974 The American College Public Relations Association and the American Alumni Council merge to create the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. http://www.case.org