What We Do

NAC&U Overview

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.

Affinity Groups
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.

Summer Institute
The annual summer institute allows institutional teams of faculty, administrators, and other professional staff to network and collaborate face-to-face on projects.

Student Programs
To increase learning opportunities for students, NAC&U offers a domestic Student Exchange program (including the unique Signature Experiences) and other programs.

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.

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” and “Refining the Paradigm: Holistic Evaluation of Faculty to Support Faculty and Student Learning,” a result of a recent Teagle Foundation grant.

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