NAC&U’s 2016 Summer Institute will take place on June 22 – 24 at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. This year’s theme is “Supporting Student Success through Undergraduate Research” and a main focus will be student development through undergraduate research. The skills students develop through undergraduate research — critical thinking, problem solving, communication, teamwork, questioning, tolerance for ambiguity — are skills that will be helpful to students in any profession. The Summer Institute will explore possibilities to enhance the educational experience through a holistic approach for educating undergraduate students.
Highlights of this year’s Summer Institute and Pre-Conference Meetings include:
Specialized tracks for student affairs and civic engagement professionals
Faculty workload workshop with Jeffrey Osborn, Dean of Science, The College of New Jersey
Full day of networking and discussions for NAC&U Ambassadors on June 21
Convenient access to Manhattan via the #1 train from Manhattan College
Early bird registration (by April 30, 2016) is $325 per person (housing and transportation are separate). After the early bird period ends, registration will be $375 per person. Registration closes on May 25, 2016.
To register for the Summer Institute, please click here. Provosts, ambassadors, CEC members, and NAC&U board members should use the links sent to them via email since they will register for pre-conference meetings.)
The New American Colleges and Universities is a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic responsibility.