The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U) is honored to welcome Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Fla., as a member of the NAC&U consortium.
Florida Southern’s mission – to prepare students through dynamic engaged learning to make a positive and consequential impact on society – is directly aligned with the principles on which NAC&U was founded. In addition, the College’s focus on integrating liberal arts, professional studies, and civic responsibility make it a natural fit for the nationwide consortium of small- to medium-sized master’s level institutions.
“With its commitment to linking classroom learning to real-world experience through opportunities such as service learning, faculty-led study abroad, undergraduate research, and a guaranteed internship, Florida Southern will be a valuable member of NAC&U,” said Nancy Hensel, president of NAC&U. “We look forward to engaging them in our conversations and collaborations.”
NAC&U members, collectively and individually, are often cited as models of the intentional integration of teaching and learning, scholarship, and service. Since its inception in 1995, NAC&U members have forged partnerships and collaborations that enrich faculty work and improve student outcomes. NAC&U constituency groups share best practices and consult with one another to enhance institutional effectiveness, allowing members to address challenges head-on with the knowledge and support of peers. NAC&U members also collaborate on projects to improve student learning, including Signature Experiences, a unique U.S.-based study-away program.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private comprehensive college in Florida. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 72 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 30 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked among the Top 20 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report; named a Top Baccalaureate College by Washington Monthly; and included in The Princeton Review’s 384 Best Colleges, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018, and Forbes magazine’s America’s Top Colleges Guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential impact on society. FSC is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa. FSC is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.
About The New American Colleges and Universities
Founded in 1995, The New American Colleges and Universities is a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size (2,000 – 7,500 students) independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. The New American Colleges and Universities collectively and individually are often cited as models of the intentional integration of teaching and learning, scholarship, and service. To improve the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning among its members, NAC&U manages conferences, grant-funded and special projects, administrator and faculty groups, surveys and data benchmarking, marketing and communication outreach, and student programs. For more information, please visit www.newamericancolleges.org or follow us @NACandU.