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Advocacy Organization

What does the academic term Advocacy Organization mean in higher education?

Advocacy Organization

Advocacy Organization definition

Short Definition

An Advocacy Organization is a group that advocates for policies and practices that support and improve higher education. It works to influence public opinion and government decisions to promote the quality and accessibility of higher education.

In-depth Overview

Advocacy Organization

Long definition: An advocacy organization is a collective or association of individuals, experts and stakeholders who collaborate to advocate for specific changes, reforms or improvements in the field of higher education. These organizations often focus on a range of issues, including access to education, affordability, diversity and inclusion, student rights, research funding and academic freedom. They engage in activities such as lobbying, public awareness campaigns, research and policy analysis to achieve their objectives.

Etymology: The term "advocacy" has its roots in Latin, coming from "advocare", which means "to call to one's aid" or "to plead for". An advocacy organization effectively calls attention to and pleads for its chosen causes and issues, seeking support and change from various stakeholders.

Synonyms or related academic terms:
  • Advocacy group
  • Advocacy entity
  • Advocacy association
Examples of Use:
  1. The advocacy organization tirelessly campaigned for increased funding for public universities.
  2. Student-led advocacy groups played a significant role in shaping campus policies on diversity and inclusion.
  • Spanish: Organización de defensa
  • French: Organisation de plaidoyer
  • German: Interessenvertretung
  • Italian: Organizzazione di advocacy
  • Portuguese: Organização de defesa
  • Japanese: アドボカシー団体 (Adobokashī dantai)
  • Chinese (Simplified): 倡导组织 (Chàngdǎo zǔzhī)
  • Hindi: वकालत संगठन (Vakālat saṅgaṭhana)

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unirank Glossary Classification

Miscellaneous higher education terms > Higher education-related organizations

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