To improve the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning among its members, NAC&U manages collaborative projects, workshops and conferences, administrator and faculty groups, surveys and data benchmarking, and programs to expand student learning.
Member presidents; chief academic, financial, enrollment management and student affairs officers; and faculty regularly share new ideas and best practices, focus on problem-solving, and collaborate on mutually beneficial projects.
The multi-day, annual summer institute allows institutional teams of faculty, administrators, and other professional staff to network and collaborate face-to-face on projects.
To increase learning opportunities for students, NAC&U offers Study Abroad programs, domestic Student Exchange programs (including the unique Signature Experiences), and online courses.
Ernest L. Boyer Award
This annual award honors the legacy of Ernest L. Boyer while recognizing those who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on higher education.
CGI Grant Program
The Collaboration, Growth and Innovation (CGI) Grant Program is designed to facilitate connections among faculty members across member institutions and to seed collaborative projects in the areas of teaching, service, research, and scholarship.
Student Excellence Awards
Each year NAC&U will recognize up to three undergraduate seniors at its member institutions for their knowledge and experience in liberal arts, professional studies and/or civic engagement.
NAC&U members frequently collaborate on grant-funded studies to advance student learning. Most recently, NAC&U published “Redefining the Paradigm: Faculty Models to Support Student Learning,” a result of a recent Teagle Foundation grant. The monograph discusses the concept of the holistic department and new models for faculty evaluation.