The NITLE Summit

5:00pm EDT April 15, 2012 - 5:00pm April 16, 2012

Annual summit for senior leaders from campuses in the NITLE Network. Program organized around strategic issues relevant to liberal arts colleges and geared towards identifying measurable outcomes.
Program Description

NITLE’s annual summit gathers a small group of senior leaders from campuses in the NITLE Network into conversation with leaders from key non-profit organizations, business, government, and foundations. Influential thought leaders from inside and outside academe also attend. Participants work to define specific, measurable outcomes to help liberal arts colleges advance their missions, exploring issues strategically important to liberal education.

Working Sessions in Brief

Four concurrent working sessions form the core of the Summit, each focusing on a single strategic issue. Unstructured time between sessions allows participants to bridge discussion informally with those engaged in other working sessions. Attendees work together as peers, engaging in deliberate reflection and identifying the priorities, conditions, and measurable outcomes needed to drive action on strategic issues. Together, they provide a leadership perspective, engage in strategic analysis, and identify approaches for getting things done.

This year’s working sessions are:

  • Enabling Teaching, Learning, and Research in the Digital Humanities at Small Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Shaping the Role of Open Educational Resources at Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Models for Sharing: Envisioning Shared Academics for Small Liberal Arts Colleges
Goal of Summit

To identify frameworks and relationships with potential to help liberal arts colleges solve problems and make strategic advances in specific strategic areas.


Participation in the NITLE Summit is by invitation only, with limited space available. To ensure focused, productive discussion, each working session is limited to approximately 10-15 participants.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel before the registration deadline, NITLE will refund your registration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made thereafter, but a substitute participant may attend in your stead.


Please direct your questions about the NITLE Summit to Arden Treviño at