Upcoming Events

January 24 & 25: Development Officers Gathering – Meredith College, Raleigh, NC


February 17 & 18: Ethics Bowl 2017 - Legislative Complex, Raleigh, NC


April 7 - NCICU Ethics Bowl 2018 Campus Coordinators Meeting, Salem College


April (date and location TBD) - NCICU Purchasing Administrators Meeting


May 17 - NCICU Library Resources Group Meeting - Bennett College


June 7-8 - NCICU 13th Annual Assessment Conference - High Point University

NCICU Events

CFNC Call-in at WRAL-TV!

NCICU Admissions and Financial Aid Professionals assist North Carolina students and families

The second CFNC call-in was held on October 24 at the WRAL-TV station in Raleigh and included admissions and financial aid volunteers from the three sectors of North Carolina higher education. NCICU is grateful to the eleven NCICU campus representatives from eight Triangle-area campuses for volunteering their time to assist over 400 prospective students and families including a number of bilingual callers.

NCICU Counselor's Tour 2016

Thirty-six high school counselors from 12 states participated in NCICU’s 2016 Counselors Tour June 19 through June 24, 2016. This professional development opportunity allows high school guidance counselors, who apply to attend, to learn about the diversity and wealth of programs and opportunities provided by our independent colleges and universities. This year’s group toured Bennett College, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, Catawba College, Elon University, Greensboro College, Guilford College, High Point University, Livingstone College, Pfeiffer University, Salem College, Wake Forest University, and Wingate University.

NCICU Assessment Conference 2016

The 2016 NCICU Assessment Conference was our 12th meeting to support institutions’ use of evidence to enhance and improve institutional effectiveness. The theme for this year’s conference was Charting the Course: Using Assessment to Navigate Student Success and was held at Elon University, June 6 and 7, 2016.

The pre-conference workshops on June 6th included a morning session entitled Assessment Foundations and the afternoon session was titled Focus Groups: Facilitation and Analysis for Practitioners.   The Tuesday, June 7th conference was opened by keynote speaker, Dr. Darla Deardorff, executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators, an organization based at Duke University.  Dr. Deardorff’s presentation entitled “Intercultural competence: Emerging focus within higher education” was followed by presentations from representatives at NCICU and UNC-system campuses on a variety of assessment and institutional effectiveness topics.

The Call for Proposals was sent to NCICU member campuses in mid-February. New this year, the conference and Call for Proposals were open to the University of North Carolina system institutions as well as South Carolina and Virginia private, independent colleges and universities.  Conference information and presentations are available at

NCICU WE2: Preparing Women for Their “Next”

Women’s Economic Empowerment (WE2) grants totaling $54,000 were distributed to five institutions to support programs that help increase persistence and retention of women students, especially underrepresented and financially needy students. A significant focus of the program was to encourage students to think broadly about their choice of majors.

North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities received a matching grant from the Council of Independent Colleges for $25,000 and matched those funds through the generosity of BB&T, the UPS Foundation, High Tower Investments, M&F Bank Corporation, and individual donations through the auspices of the North Carolina Council for Women. Mini-grant funds from the grant were awarded to five institutions. A total of 122 students benefited directly from the program and countless others indirectly. Students learned how to craft a professional resume, how to navigate a business dinner as well as interview skills for jobs and internships.

NCICU Ethics Bowl 2016: Preparing students to make tough choices


In 2012, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities launched the inaugural Ethics Bowl, a statewide competition that gives students an opportunity to think instinctively and collaboratively about how to make ethical decisions.


The goal of the event is to prepare students for the kind of ethical dilemmas they will face in the workplace while also giving them a chance to meet corporate, foundation and government leaders from across the state who serve as judges for the competition.


The 2016 Ethics Bowl was held Feb. 5 and 6 at Meredith College in Raleigh with 132 students from 22 colleges participating, along with their advisors, and more than 50 judges and moderators from government, corporate, foundation and private sectors. The two-day event included a reception and dinner Friday evening at the North Carolina Museum of History. The theme of the 2016 Ethics Bowl was Ethics in Technology.


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