Our Mission is to be a comprehensive instructional resource center that provides focus, coordination, equipment, and human resources necessary to develop excellence in the teaching and learning process at NCCC. The Center strives to maintain a balance among three main strands of emphasis. Those emphases are pedagogy, scholarship of teaching and learning, and effective technology use in the classroom.
Founded in 1989 under a Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant, the FRCAE funded projects that involved 250 faculty members. In 1993 when the grant ended, the College funded the Center and it moved to its present location in E225. The Center is staffed with the Coordinator and a secretary both of whom are assigned to the Center, along with other areas of responsibility. The Center's Advisory Board has faculty members from each division and advises the Center staff on issues and activities.