ACAO Membership

There are three categories of ACAO memberships: Institutional, Individual, and Professional/Associate. The membership period for all membership types is the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).

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Membership Options

1. Institutional Membership is open to any accredited institution or system of higher education.  System membership is open to the system provost only.  Campus provosts must join as their own institution, separate from the system.  Membership is open to persons who serve in the position of Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College and/or similar title constituting a chief academic officer. For such institutional members, the CAO is the designated voting representative. Annual dues for institutional members are determined by the size and mission (Carnegie classification) of the institution.  

2. Individual Membership status is open to any person who at any time in the past, has served in the position of Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College and/or similar title constituting a chief academic officer of an institution of higher education or system of higher education. Individual members of ACAO shall not have the power to vote, nor are they eligible for election to the Board of Directors or to serve as officers of the Association.  This membership category is not intended for sitting Provosts.

3. Professional Organization/Associate Membership is open to any organization whose work is aligned with the mission of ACAO. Professional organization/associate members shall not have the power to vote, nor are they eligible for election to the Board of Directors or to serve as officers.

 

 Institutional Membership Fees (based on Carnegie Classification):

  • Associate Degree Granting Institutions: Small = $200; Medium = $300; Large = $400
  • Doctoral Degree Granting/Research Institutions & Systems: $1,500
  • Master's Degree Granting Institutions: Small = $500; Medium = $750; Large = $1,000
  • Baccalaureate Colleges: $500
  • Special Focus Institutions: $500
  • Tribal Colleges: $500
  • Emeritus Member: $100
  • Professional Associations and Organizations: $500
*If you have any questions, please contact Doreen Murner at [email protected]

For Carnegie Classification, visit: http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/lookup_listings/institution.php

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