Professional associations

The Boston Consortium for Higher Education creates a collaborative environment among member institutions for the development and practical implementation of cost saving and quality improvement ideas. The Consortium offers a number of professional development opportunities as well as communities of practices for their members. MIT has an institutional membership for all employees, sponsored by the VPF.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASEis a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE provides conferences and training as well as resources to their members.  MIT is a member institution, which makes all staff at MIT members be default. Resource Development handles premier memberships, which require an additional fee (standard memberships require no additional fee) and provide a few extra perks, such as a subscription to the Currents magazine. You can sign up for your standard membership here and simply designate that you are part of MIT.

The Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) is an association of research universities located in the District of Columbia and is involved in the development of all major financial and administrative aspects of federally-funded research. COGR's primary function is to provide advice and information to its membership and to make certain that federal agencies understand academic operations and the impact of proposed regulations on colleges and universities. COGR helps to develop policies and practices that fairly reflect the mutual interests and separate obligations of federal agencies and universities in research and graduate education.

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. They offer professional development and networking opportunities to help higher education IT professionals, at all levels, advance in their career. IS&T sponsors the membership for all of MIT.

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is a membership organization representing more than 2,500 colleges, universities, and higher education service providers across the country and around the world. NACUBO specifically represents chief business and financial officers through advocacy efforts, community service, and professional development activities. The association's mission is to advance the economic viability and business practices of higher education institutions in fulfillment of their academic missions.

National Council of University Research Administrator (NCURA) serves its members and advances the field of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experience, and by fostering a professional, collegial, and respected community.

The Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) is the premier HR association in the northeast and is dedicated to helping members lead, advance and influence the management of human resources and its impact on organizational success. NEHRA provides members with educational opportunities and programs, information and resources and the chance to connect with other HR professionals in meaningful ways - all designed to enhance workplace contribution and stimulate professional growth. 

The Northest Regional Computing Program's (NERCOMP) mission is to enhance the communication and dissemination of information related to the use of computers, networks and information technology in education, academic research and educational administration throughout the Northeastern United States. NERCOMP is an associate of EDUCAUSE. Visit the NERCOMP site to learn about training, conferences and workshops. IS&T sponsors an Institutional membership that is open to all employees.

The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is a community of senior, higher education leaders who are responsible for, or are involved in, the integration of planning on their campuses and for the professionals who support them. Members look to SCUP to find ways to successfully integrate the institution's mission into their academic plan, and then seek to integrate all other kinds of planning on campus in support of the academic plan