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NAC&U Overview

To improve the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning among its members, NAC&U sponsors projects and conferences, administrator and faculty affinity groups, surveys and data benchmarking, and programs to expand student learning.

Constituency Groups

Member presidents; chief academic, financial, and student affairs officers; deans; and program directors meet once or twice each year in roundtable discussions to share new ideas, common problems, and best practices.

Academic Collaborative

The NAC&U Academic Collaborative serves as an umbrella for many of the collaborations and opportunities within NAC&U. By sharing resources and opportunities, students have access to a wider range of courses and experiences without incurring additional costs while faculty are able to engage in discussions and research that enhance teaching and learning across the consortium.

Summer Institute

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.

Student Programs

To increase learning opportunities for students, NAC&U offers Study Abroad programs, domestic Student Exchange programs, 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.


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.

Civic Engagement Collaborative

The Civic Engagement Collaborative (CEC) brings campus, community and student leaders together through reciprocal community-based partnerships that encourage opportunities for social innovation while deepening members’ shared commitment to civic engagement.

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