Academic Engagement & Support

Who We Are

We are a dedicated, passionate team focused on creating multimodal experiences that empower all NU students through cohesive support, resources, and services scaffolded along their academic journey. We champion our students and faculty with a steady focus on our mission and a commitment to partnering with our schools and departments. Our commitment to life-long learning informs a culture of continuous learning and improvement. 

Academic Success Center

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Our center provides innovative services and resources that set the example for providing worldclass support to online students and faculty. The department aligns its resources and services to meet the academic skill and competency needs identified by faculty as crucial to completing a course of study at NU. These support areas include written communication, quantitative reasoning, research methodology and designs, data analysis, and legal writing. The ASC’s holistic tiers of support are designed to provide each student with a personalized, meaningful learning experience. In addition to a robust collection of resources, students have access to highly qualified coaches. All coaches in the ASC have either completed their doctoral or J.D. degrees or are currently pursuing a doctoral degree. 


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The National University Library is committed to supporting the academic research needs of students, faculty, and staff. The Library provides timely access to quality, scholarly, and appropriate information resources and library services, such as reference, information literacy and digital literacy instruction, and inter-library loan services. Students also have access to highly qualified and experienced Library staff. Library services include Faculty Resources, Research Databases, Ask a Librarian, One-on-One Sessions, and Library Workshops. 

The Commons

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The Commons provides students, faculty, and staff with a platform, a vision, resources, coaching, and support to develop an engaged network of scholars supporting and contributing to each other’s success, their education, and their profession. The Commons platform is currently a communitybased virtual environment accessible through D2L Brightspace for our one-to-one programs, providing faculty and students a dedicated space to collaborate and engage with one another across a variety of communities outside of the courses. The Commons hosts specific communities organized around schools, departments, degree programs, specializations, and other areas of connection. The Commons was created to remove the feeling of isolation that often occurs when learning online and to foster an engaged community of support and connection, amplifying our impact and empowering community members to create value for each other.