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MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to create a platform for higher education leaders which will underscore the cultural, scientific, and economic importance of video game programs in colleges and universities. The key is to create a robust network of resources—including unified advocacy, policymaker engagement, media coverage, and external funding—in order to incubate and harness the impact of this community in a 21st century learning environment.
 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE / back to top


Constance Steinkuehler
University of Wisconsin-Madison
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tracy Fullerton
University Southern California
DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Andrew Phelps
Rochester Institute of Technology
TREASURER

Drew Davidson
Carnegie Mellon University
SECRETARY

Katherine Isbister
New York University
COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH

CHARTER MEMBERS

American University
Arizona State University
Ball State University
Becker College
California Polytechnic State University
Carnegie Mellon University
Dartmouth College
DePaul University
DigiPen Institute of Technology
Drexel University
Dublin Institute of Technology
Duke University
Eastern Kentucky University
Excelsior College
Franciscan University of Steubenville
George Mason University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harrisburg University
Hampshire College
Howard University
Indiana University
Louisiana State University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Education Arcade
Michigan State University
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Northeastern University
Parsons The New School for Design
Penn State
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Southern Polytechnic State University
Stanford University
Saint Edwards University
Texas A&M
The State University of New York
University of California - Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Miami
University of Southern California
University of Utah
University of Waterloo
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Texas, Austin
University of Wisconsin, Platteville
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Uppsala University
Vanderbilt University
Western University - Canada
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University
 
   
 

Join Us / back to top

There are three types of available memberships: Institutional, Individual and Affiliated Entities. A listing of the unique benefits and annual dues is as follows:

   
All membership dues will be waived for the initial period as the Higher Education Video Game Alliance is being established. Members will receive ample notice before submission of dues is required to continue membership benefits.
 
 
NOTE: Not all membership benefits will be available immediately and will come online as they are developed.
 
 

Institutional Membership

Reserved for higher education institutions with game design, programming, or other related academic programs. Such members will pay the base rate and receive the right to sponsor faculty or student members who may join at discounted rates.

Benefits:

  • Faculty and Student Sponsorships — Each faculty member and student who joins under the institution’s sponsorship will enjoy benefits as noted below (students do not receive a vote)
  • Exposure — Receive exposure as appropriate in letterhead, on our website, through social media, and other public-facing channels; be named in press opportunities and receive earned media (e.g., quotes or interviews of university leadership)
  • Events — Access participant lists, receive tickets (decided per event) for faculty and/or student attendees, represent the Alliance at conferences, conventions, and other events
  • Archives — Access archived reports, videos, and other materials produced by the Alliance or posted by members
  • Best Practices — Contribute to and access best practices from game-related programs across the spectrum
  • Industry Partnerships — Access industry partners, such as through potential student internship and faculty fellowship programs
  • Project Matching — Participate in partnership opportunities (including cross-sector) for various projects which may include federal and foundation funding applications with access to grant support services (writing, reviewing, editing)

Annual Dues:

  • — Base Rate: $5,000
  • — Allows a combination of five faculty and/or student memberships:
    • Voting faculty members - $150/each
    • Non-voting student members - $40/each
  • Note: Each additional $5,000 allows a combination of five additional faculty members and/or non-voting students to join at the $150/$40 discount levels.

Individual Membership

Reserved for individual faculty members or students of higher education institutions with game design, programming, or other related academic programs.

Benefits:

  • Events — Participate in annual meetings and other Alliance events
  • Networking — Network with other professionals through Alliance events, meetings, discussion boards, and more
  • Thought Leadership — Participate in dialogue on focus areas such as tenure and promotion, diversity, standards/vetting and more
  • Internal Reports — Receive information on industry trends, federal and foundation funding opportunities
  • Inclusion in Issue Education — Connect with key contacts in the federal Legislative and Executive branches on Alliance outreach interests, Capitol Hill days, Congressional Caucus briefings, and exhibition fairs
  • Internships Information — Access information about industry internship opportunities
  • Participation in Awards Program — Get involved in or nominate candidates for Alliance awards

Annual Dues:

  • — Voting faculty member: $500
  • — Non-voting faculty member: $350
  • — Non-voting student member: $75

Affiliated Entities Membership

Reserved for corporations, state & local governments, others. (Must be nominated for approval as an Affiliated Entity by the Executive Committee.)

Benefits:

  • Access to Archives — Access archived reports, videos, and other materials produced by the Alliance or posted by members
  • Exposure — Receive exposure as appropriate in letterhead, on our website, through social media, and other public-facing channels; be named in press opportunities and receive earned media (e.g., quotes or interviews of university leadership)
  • Events — Access participant lists, allotment of tickets (decided per event and varying according to level of sponsorship)
  • Project Matching — Participate in partnership opportunities (including cross-sector) for various projects which may include federal and foundation applications with access to grant support services (writing, reviewing, editing)

Annual Dues:

  • — Supporting Member: $5,000
  • — Sustaining Member: $10,000
  • — Sponsoring Member: $20,000

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NEWS & EVENTS / back to top


 
 
 

The Higher Ed Video Game Alliance is pleased to gather all members for a day of organizational planning, research forecasting, implementation of surveys for programs and graduates, and annual awards.

All HEVGA members are invited to attend.

Friday, November 14th
9 am — 3 pm

NYU Media and Games Network (MAGNET)
2 Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, New York

Fee: $65/person (plus event processing fee)
To register for the event, click here.

 
 
Members should have received an event password to register. If you need the password resent, please email info@higheredgames.org.
 
 
NOTE:  If you are not yet a member of HEVGA, but would like to join, click here.
 
 

PRACTICE Conference
Friday, November 14 - Sunday November 16

While at NYU, plan to attend NYU’s 4th Annual PRACTICE Conference. Each year, PRACTICE features presentations from a variety of expert and accomplished game designers.

 
 

All those from academic institutions are eligible for the Academic discount.

To learn more about PRACTICE and to register for this event, click here.

 
 

July 1, 2014 - "Groundbreaking Alliance Brings Together Top Higher Education Game Design Programs"

Broadway World - July 1, 2014 - "Groundbreaking Alliance Brings Together Top Higher Education Game Design Programs"

ITbriefing.net - July 1, 2014 - "Groundbreaking Alliance Brings Together Top Higher Education Game Design Programs"

University of Wisconsin-Madison News - July 1, 2014 - "UW-Madison Faculty Leads New Higher Education Video Game Alliance"

WHEC.com - July 1, 2014 - "RIT Joins Higher Education Video Game Alliance"

Daily Game - July 1, 2014 - "NYU Helps Launch Groundbreaking Games Alliance"

Gamasutra - July 1, 2014 - "Prominent Educators Launch Higher Education Video Game Alliance"

Madison.com - July 2, 2014 - "UW-Madison Faculty Leading Higher Ed Coalition to Promote Importance of Video Games"

Worcester Magazine - July 2, 2014 - "Becker College is a Charter Member of Higher Education Video Game Alliance"

Time Warner Cable News - Rochester - July 3, 2014 - "RIT Among Top Game Design Programs in New Alliance"

USC Games News - July 7, 2014 - "Higher Education Video Game Alliance Announced"

Capitol Times - July 15, 2014 - "Q&A: UW’s Constance Steinkuehler Helps Shape Video Game Policy"

Education News - July 22, 2014 - "Video Game Alliance Forms to Promote Educational Uses"

Miami Herald - July 30, 2014 - "EKU Joins Video Game Alliance"

Campus Technology - July 23, 2014 - University Alliance Promotes Discipline of Play

AZ Tech Beat - July 24, 2014 - ASU Joins Higher Education Video Game Alliance

CONTACT US / back to top

For more information about the Higher Education Video Game Alliance, or to become a member, please contact us at:


Higher Education Video Game Alliance
P.O. Box 50325
Washingtion, DC 20091
1.844.24HEVGA (1.844.244.3842)
info@HigherEdGames.org
 
©2014 HIGHER EDUCATION VIDEO GAME ALLIANCE