Consortium includes small to midsize colleges nationwide
Bethlehem, PA, July 15, 2019: Today, Moravian College announced it has accepted an invitation to join the The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U) consortium that includes small to midsize independent colleges and universities from across the country. Founded in 1995, the NAC&U includes institutions with similar missions and helps member schools create partnerships and collaborations which, according to the NAC&U website, “enrich faculty work and improve student outcomes.”
“A few of the things that the NAC&U Board of Directors saw in Moravian was our integration between professional programs and the liberal arts, a focus on supporting teaching and learning using technology, and an institution-wide dedication to serve our community,” said Bryon Grigsby, president of Moravian College. “Since our founding in 1742, we have held to these beliefs of professional education, civic engagement and global service, and as one of the oldest colleges in the country, we are proud to be the newest member of NAC&U.”
NAC&U member schools meet regularly to share best practices and address issues affecting students and faculty at their institutions. The organization of the NAC&U began in 1994 after Ernest L. Boyer, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, called for a “New American College” that would renew the tradition of higher education service to society. Today, the NAC&U includes 24 total schools located throughout the country, from areas as disparate as Maine, Florida, Illinois, and Alabama.
“We are excited to welcome Moravian College as our latest member. Their strength in combining experiential, hands-on education with a strong liberal arts foundation makes them a valuable addition to our learning network,” said Sean Creighton, president of NAC&U.
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About The New American Colleges and Universities
Founded in 1995, The New American Colleges and Universities is the trusted national alliance and voice for its members, working tirelessly to sustain through collaboration a distinctly liberal, professional, and civic education. NAC&U facilitates learning, research, and practices among members and are committed to developing solutions that sustain a distinct education that prepares students to become educated, employed, and engaged citizen professionals. For more information, please visit newamericancolleges.org or follow us on Twitter @NACandU.
About Moravian College
Moravian College is a private coeducational liberal arts college, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been based on a liberal arts curriculum where literature, history, science, cultural values, global issues, ethics, artistic expression, and the social sciences are infused with multidisciplinary perspectives. Visit moravian.edu to learn more about how the Moravian College liberal arts curriculum prepares its students for life-long success.