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Higher Education Resources

Links to national college and university organizations that set the tone of and direction for many granting agencies' priorities and preferences.  This is especially useful for curriculum-development proposals, proposals involving civic engagement and educating for democracy initiatives, interdisciplinary initiatives, and research in the scholarship of teaching and learning. This is the Place to Browse to refine your sense of the most urgent, cutting-edge, innovative topics and fields in higher education right now.

Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)
Monmouth College is one of the fourteen selective liberal arts colleges in this regional consortium.
The Annapolis Group (Monmouth is a member college)
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) (Monmouth is a member college)
American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) (Monmouth is a member college)
Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) (Monmouth is a member college)
Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) (Monmouth is a member college)
Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities (Monmouth is a member college)
Foundation for Independent Higher Education (Monmouth is a member college through the ACI)
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) (Monmouth is a member college)
Forum on Education Abroad (a consortium of liberal arts colleges; Monmouth is a member college)
The Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
The Teagle Foundation
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER)
American Council on Education (ACE)
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)

Proposal-Writing Guides

Developing and Writing Grant Proposals (from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance)
Guide for a Complete and Thorough Grant Application (Local/State Funding Report: Grantseeking Quicktips)
Tips to Make Your Grant Proposal as Competitive as Possible (Local/State Funding Report: Grantseeking Quicktips)