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NAC&U Summer Institute 2012

June 20-22 at Westminster College
Salt Lake City, Utah

16th Annual Institute Theme:

What does the
NAC&U Institution Look Like?

NACU Summer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah


Goals and Objectives for Summer Institute 2012

NACU Summer Institute at Westminster CollegeThe 16th Annual NAC&U Summer Institute explores how comprehensive institutions that share the New American Colleges and Universities’ mission—the intentional and innovative integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic responsibility—are positioned to provide intellectual and institutional leadership in addressing the challenges of the changing higher education environment of the twenty-first century. Participants share best practices and collectively build a description of the ways in which these distinctive institutions create a culture of integration, innovation, and application.

Conference Themes

This year’s NAC&U Summer Institute builds on the theme explored through the NAC&U Teagle Foundation Planning Grant. As part of the grant, project teams have explored what it means to be a NAC&U professor in the twenty-first century. In this year’s summer institute, we broaden this question to ask, “What does the twenty-first century NAC&U institution look like?”

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 generation’s students; measuring, recognizing, and rewarding efforts toward student learning, our institutions can share and explore all of these areas for best practices.

Welcome to Westminster

Westminster College is pleased to host the 16th Annual New American Colleges and Universities Summer Institute, June 20–22, 2012. Enjoy three days of networking, professional development, and engagement with issues that impact all NAC&U institutions. Thursday’s Park City Adventure offers an opportunity to relax and have fun in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains.
The New American Colleges and Universities


The Teagle Foundation