Who We Are
Who We Are

Division J serves as an international forum for policymakers, faculty, graduate students, and other researchers to promote and advance research, policy, and practice in all areas of postsecondary education.

Division J Governance

Committees & Chairs


The purpose of Division J Postsecondary Education is to:

  1. Provide an international forum to disseminate and discuss research, in order to advance research and theory on postsecondary education;
  2. Maintain an important and vital link between researchers whose primary focus is on postsecondary education and those whose focus is on other educational levels;
  3. Provide a formal AERA structure with which other organizations having an interest in postsecondary education could identify and interact;
  4. Provide an organization and network for students entering the field of postsecondary educational research;
  5. Provide communication linkages among postsecondary researchers for the identification of research priorities, the exchange of ideas and methods, and the facilitation of cooperative research and evaluation.