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Teaching and Learning

These groups provide policy direction on academic initiatives, coordinate educational resources and efforts across the schools, and facilitate a culture of excellent teaching and learning at Northwestern University.

Assessment and Accreditation Council

Convened in the fall of 2008 by the Provost, the Assessment and Accreditation Council advises on matters related to student learning assessment and Northwestern’s reaffirmation of accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission. It is comprised of faculty members, administrators (many of whom are also faculty), and students from Northwestern’s twelve schools, the Division of Student Affairs, and other key units. Learn more.

Professional Master's Program Council

The Professional Master’s Program Council facilitates communication, discussion and collaboration across schools about professional master’s programs. Learn more.

Teaching Awards Selection Committee

Each year, Northwestern University recognizes individual faculty members who have consistently demonstrated outstanding performance in classroom teaching, or who have developed significant innovations that have also influenced the methods and teaching effectiveness of other faculty. Recipients of these University Teaching Awards are honored in a ceremony held in late spring quarter. Learn more.

Transition Programs Plus Council

The Council is a working group made up of faculty and staff from across the University who work towards developing and implementing strategies and programs that are designed to support the transition and ongoing success of low-SES, first generation college, and international first-year students. Learn more.

Undergraduate Council

Chaired by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Undergraduate Council is a group of School and university unit representatives that advises on undergraduate initiatives and planning. Learn more.