6/20 - 6/22 Westminster Hosts Summer Institute for New American Colleges & Universities
Administrators & faculty from the national consortium gather to discuss important higher ed issues
SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster College is pleased to host the 18th Annual New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) Summer Institute from June 20-22, 2012. The Summer Institute brings together faculty and administrators from member colleges and universities across the nation to discuss issues facing their schools and also provides a venue for professional development and networking.
Founded in 1995, The New American Colleges and Universities is a national consortium of 19 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.
This year’s NACU Summer Institute builds on the theme explored through the NACU Teagle Foundation Planning Grant. Through the grant project, teams are exploring what it means to be a NACU professor in the 21st Century. In this year’s Summer Institute, participants will delve into what it means to be a 21st Century NACU Institution.
With issues such as cost-quality; expanding and demanding faculty roles; new approaches to learning inside and outside the classroom; innovative uses of technology in higher education; nonstandard learning environments; facing the expectations and addressing the needs of this next generation’s students; and measuring, recognizing, and rewarding efforts toward student learning, all member institutions can share and explore possibilities for best practices.
For more information, or to register for the Summer Institute, visit www.westminstercollege.edu/nacu/.
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