The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
AAFCS provides leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities in making informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.
Since 1953, the American Council on Consumer Interests, ACCI, has been a leading membership organization for academicians and other professionals involved in consumer and family economics. ACCI is the leading consumer policy research and education organization consisting of a world-wide community of researchers, educators and related professionals dedicated to enhancing consumer well-being. ACCI promotes the consumer interest by encouraging, producing and communicating policy-relevant research.
Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, we strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter: from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.
At the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education® (AFCPE®) our mission is to ensure the highest level of knowledge, skill and integrity of the personal finance profession by certifying, connecting and supporting diverse and capable professionals who serve communities worldwide. We believe in a future where all people — regardless of income or background — are empowered to achieve lasting financial well-being through the highest standards of financial counseling, coaching and education. Our goal is to support the professionals who provide day-to-day counseling and coaching services to help individuals and families reach financial security through education, information, tools and resources.
CA-AFCS, the California Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, is devoted to quality of life issues. As a state affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), our members serve the needs of Californians, in particular, while upholding the basic mission and purpose of the national body.
CAFCS is a national organization of individuals who hold administrative roles in Family and Consumer Sciences in colleges and universities. The mission of CAFCS is to strengthen family and consumer sciences and related units in higher education through the development of excellence in administration. The organization seeks to achieve this mission by focusing on leadership development.
Since 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has been a forum for passionate science of food professionals and technologists to collaborate, learn, and contribute all with the goal of inspiring and transforming collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world.
The International Textile and Apparel Association advances excellence in education, scholarship and innovation, and their global applications by promoting the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and serving as a primary resource for its members in strengthening leadership and service to society.
MANRRS promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences. It is a national society that welcomes membership of people of all racial and ethnic group participation in agricultural and related science careers. Members are encouraged to be full participants in other professional societies for their basic disciplinary and career interests. MANRRS attempts to provide networks to support professional development of minorities. For student members, MANRRS provides role models and networking opportunities.
The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) is an independent, non-profit accrediting organization for interior design education programs at colleges and universities in the United States and internationally. For more than 35 years, this knowledge-driven organization has been passionately committed to the ongoing enrichment of the interior design profession through identifying, developing and promoting quality standards for the education of entry-level interior designers, and then encouraging, accrediting and supporting educational programs to aspire to those standards.
Founded in 1944, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 349 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for art and design and art/design-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other art/design-related endeavors.
TAPAC, the Textile and Apparel Programs Accreditation Commission, is the official accrediting organization for baccalaureate level programs in textiles, apparel, and related areas. The purpose of TAPAC is to establish standards for the recognition of textile and apparel-related programs and through a peer review process, evaluate the characteristics and performance of individual programs against these established standards. Emphasis in the standards is on assessment of student learning outcomes and the program attributes that contribute to achievement of student learning outcomes.