NITLE Shared AcademicsTM models a new approach to liberal education – made possible through strategic collaboration, driven by shared knowledge, and supported by emerging technologies. Campuses learn how inter-institutional academic exchange works by actively participating in it, building the knowledge and experience to re-architect liberal education.
NITLE Shared LibrariesTM helps liberal arts college libraries break away from conventional collections to build new models for providing access to scholarly resources. Using collaborative strategies, libraries efficiently create access to the growing volume of digital resources for students and faculty members on their campuses.
NITLE Shared PracticeTM connects campuses with leading practices for integrating technology into liberal education. Campus leaders benefit from strategic consultation and facilitated meetings, using them to make the best decisions in the context of their institution’s unique tradition, culture, vision, strategic plan, and organizational model.
The Academic Commons provides leaders and innovators with a venue for exchanging ideas about the strategic integration of inquiry, pedagogy, and technology in liberal education. We invite you to use this beta site to build collegial relationships, identify shared concerns and opportunities, and develop solutions together.