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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.

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.

Undergraduate Student Lifecycle

The Undergraduate Student Lifecycle Committee will provide recommendations on Faculty Engagement, Navigating the University, and Resources: Academic, Co-Curricular, and Community. Learn more.

University Teaching Awards

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.