Dozens of national education organizations gathered last week for the fourth annual Education Research Summit to collaborate on best practices in student and educator engagement. Hosted by MyCollegeOptions.org, the nation’s largest college planning program, this important event was held on May 6, 2011 at the Westin D.C. City Center in Washington, D.C.
Representatives from educator associations, student organizations and community action groups attended the event, where speakers presented on the topics of enhanced communication and new technology, member acquisition and retention, and driving event and conference attendance.
Featured speakers included Howard Berman, Director of Membership for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Dr. Andrew Flagel, Dean of Admissions at George Mason University, and Congressman Timothy Bishop of New York. Congressman Bishop addressed the audience to convey recent achievements and challenges in government regarding education policy.
“We are excited to have this opportunity to bring together so many organizations to focus on topics that are of critical importance – non-profit organizations are actively pursuing better ways to communicate with members and engage their constituents,” commented Ryan Munce, Vice President of My College Options.
Cooperative research, conducted annually by My College Options and many of the education organizations in attendance, reaches millions of students and thousands of educators to uncover trends in goals and attitudes toward higher education.
Among the groups represented were Future Business Leaders of America, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Family, Career & Community Leaders of America, and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. For a complete list of partnering organizations, click here.
About My College Options®
MyCollegeOptions.org, the nation’s largest college planning program, is operated by the National Research Center for College & University Admissions™. For almost 40 years, this non-profit education research organization, based in Lee’s Summit, MO, has served as the primary link between high school students and colleges, universities, and the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit www.mycollegeoptions.org.