Grover J. Andrews Endowment Fund


The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) has established an endowment fund to support the Grover J. Andrews Research Award to recognize Grover J. Andrews, Ed.D., for his visionary leadership and profound contributions to research in the field of continuing education and training.  His support for research, particularly within the International Association for Continuing Education and Training, has led to continuous quality improvements in the field, now incorporated into programs in education, business, industry, government, health care, professional and trade organizations, and labor unions.  The Continuing Education Unit Criteria and Guidelines, continually updated through research programs spearheaded by Dr. Andrews, are now used throughout the world as the benchmark for quality continuing education and training programs.


The purpose of the endowment is to support research studies aimed at refining and strengthening standards of good practice in continuing education and training.  The fund supports projects that result in an IACET publication useful to continuing education and training professionals and organizations.

IACET's Grover Andrews Research Committee decides on specific projects to fund on a annual or bi-annual basis.

Current Projects Being Funded by the Endowment

  1. Standards and best practices for micro-credentialing and open digital badges.  The project is expected to be complete in the last quarter of 2017.
  2. Standards and best practices for competency based continuing education and training. The project is expected to be complete sometime in mid-2018.

Partnership Opportunities

Select organizations that qualify and desire to partner with IACET on its research projects may do so. Partners sponsoring the projects receive:

  1. A tax deduction (US partners only).
  2. Branding as a partner on the final printed work.
  3. One seat on the decision-making workgroup overseeing the project.
  4. Exposure as a research partner on IACET's website. 
  5. Use of the IACET Research Partner Logo. (shown below)
  6. Collaborative promotional opportunities to promote the work and the partner.

Tax-deductible contributions may be made to the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) for the Grover J. Andrews Research Endowment Fund.   IACET is designated by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 professional organization.

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