NCCI brings together higher education professionals from a multitude of roles with a mission to advance change and innovation.

Benefits of NCCI Membership

  • Connect with other higher education institution leaders driving change and innovation.
  • Learn best practices in continuous improvement, change management, innovation, leadership development, organizational development, and strategic planning.
  • Celebrate the accomplishments of leaders of change in higher education.

Join NCCI to:

  • Attend workshops and national conferences at a discounted rate.
  • Access free webinars to learn more about managing change, driving innovation, improving processes and much more.
  • Participate in one or more of our dynamic Communities of Practice.
  • Access web content exclusive to member organizations.
  • Receive our e-newsletter to stay up to date on trends and changes in higher education.
  • Demonstrate your institution’s commitment to change and innovation.
  • Share best practices and resources with other NCCI members.

Listen to past president Catherine Lilly from University of Michigan describe NCCI as a community of change leaders.

How NCCI Membership Works

Membership is institutionally based. Once your institution joins NCCI, all faculty and staff are eligible to access all NCCI resources.

Institutions administratively controlled by a system or district organization and which meet the above cited eligibility criteria for institutional membership must maintain separate institutional memberships. Institutions meeting the eligibility criteria may not be included in a system or district membership. System offices need to maintain separate institutional memberships. System Offices with no student enrollments should obtain an institutional membership by paying the minimum institutional membership fee.

Not sure if your institution is a member? Click here to find out.

Membership Categories

NCCI welcomes institutional members of all sizes. 

Category Student Population* Annual Dues
A 1 – 2,999 $750
B 3,000 – 5,999 $1,000
C 6,000 – 11,999 $1,250
D Over 12,000 $1,500
E – Organizations Not Applicable $1,500

NCCI Dues are due in September of each year.

* Enrollments for U.S institutions will be verified on the “College Navigator” website, sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Institute for Education Sciences.