Centers and Institutes
NKU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Center can provide you with a peaceful way to resolve conflicts and disputes. Consider using NKU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Center because dispute resolution will be quiet and peaceful, fast, facilitated by an interested neutral third party and cheaper than traditional methods.
Our center provides statistical and mathematical assistance in support of a wide variety of projects. We give advice on data collection and survey design. We recommend, perform, and interpret statistical analyses. We develop and analyze mathematical models for a wide range of applications.
The CDC works closely with area employers to connect them to talented NKU students and alumni from all majors. The CDC provides a wide range of services to employers: free access to the Norse Recruiting job database portal for posting for career, co-op and internship positions; free on-campus Interviews; and career fairs. CDC staff will consult with employers to help them meet their recruiting goals.
This center collaborates with and conducts community-based ethnographic research with local, national, and international non-profit and governmental agencies. The CfAA partners with the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement, Kentucky Campus Compact, NKU Office Study Abroad, and Cooperative Center for Study Abroad to provide service learning projects for NKU students both in the United States and abroad. Anthropological theory and method is uniquely equipped to providing ethnographic data to assist projects involving local human communities and other project stakeholders. Their methods include ethnographic interviews, qualitative analyses, questionnaires, and quantitative analyses.
NKU's Center for Applied Ecology — a self-funded Regional Stewardship enterprise — partners with government agencies, non-profits, and private landowners to improve environmental stewardship in the region while providing pre-professional training and work experience to NKU student interns. The Center implements programs and projects, conducts applied research, and educates stakeholders in practical and sustainable solutions to restore, protect, and utilize the region’s environmental resources.
The CAI provides a collaborative platform for organizations and individuals to drive innovative technology solutions. The CAI assists in technology assessments, provides professional development through the NKU METS Center, delivers business continuity planning and IT security research, facilitates best practice adoption, performs cutting-edge technology research and provides technical events/trainings for students in K-12 and higher education.
CEAD engages in applied business and economic research. It collects, analyzes and disseminates information on demographic and economic conditions in the region. Other research includes population forecasts; cost-benefit studies; regional economic and industry forecasts; fiscal impact analysis; among others. CEAD's mission is to conduct high-quality, objective research on issues related to the region's current and future economic well-being.
Our goal is to improve the quality and quantity of economic instruction at all grade levels in order to promote economic and financial literacy in the community. Housed in the College of Business, the Center provides a full range of services to P-12 teachers including professional development workshops, graduate courses, curriculum consultation, teaching resources, and programs for youth.
The Center's mission is to partner with school districts to offer high quality professional development, develop sound teacher recruitment and retention programs, align the secondary and postsecondary curricula, encourage teachers to aspire to National Board Certification, implement procedures to measure teacher excellence, and foster the growth of the Future Educators of America's middle and secondary school chapters.
The Center serves northern Kentucky and the greater Cincinnati area and is part of a network of centers established at each of the eight state universities. The Center provides professional development, loans educational materials, collaborates with other regional and state environmental organizations, conducts school and community outreach programs and environmental education research.
This Center at Chase College of Law provides innovative advocacy skills training through a partnership of law students, faculty, and experienced practitioners. Law students learn practical skills related to pretrial practice, negotiating, mediating, trial advocacy, and appellate advocacy. The Center establishes externship programs with prosecutors, public defenders, and nonprofit legal services organizations. Through these externships and under the supervision of attorneys, law students provide legal assistance to these entities and the clients they serve.
CINSAM's mission is to enhance the teaching, learning, and applying of Science and Mathematics at NKU and in the schools of the Northern Kentucky region through interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Center partners with public and private organizations to explore, preserve, document, and interpret the stories of the people and communities of Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati and Southwestern Ohio, and Southeastern Indiana. Services are provided through active collaboration aimed at enhancing partner growth and sustainability. Products include articles, books, documentaries, educational planning, encyclopedias, exhibits, grants, oral histories, and programming.
The NKU Connect Center is a single source of information about programs and services offered to the public. NKU Connect is the point of service for Community Connections non-credit courses and provides public event calendaring, web registration and other event management services for selected NKU-sponsored public events.
The Institute offers academic and outreach programs in entrepreneurship. The outreach programs include companies that use student teams to address entrepreneurial issues in their business, whether they be marketing, operations, finance or human resources. With over 175 students majoring in entrepreneurship, it is one of the largest programs in the region.
Grant County Center (NKU)
The Center is dedicated to increasing access to education for residents of Grant, Gallatin, Owen, Pendleton and southern Boone counties. Students may take a variety of entry-level courses at the center before transitioning to the Highland-Heights campus. Adult students may also complete their bachelor degree in organizational leadership through PACE at Grant County.
The KCM is a statewide center housed at NKU. The KCM's goal is to improve achievement in mathematics for students at all levels. The KCM employs a variety of strategies to meet this goal with the primary mechanism being the provision of on-going professional development and support for educators.
This Center at Chase College of Law promotes the study and growth of state and local government law through teaching, scholarship, and continuing education; provides research services and technical assistance to local governments, officials, and attorneys; collaborates with governmental and public-interest agencies as part of the law school's clinical programs; serves the general public as a clearinghouse for information about local government; and publishes a newsletter about developments in local government law.
The METS Center is Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky's Premiere Meeting and Conference Center. We exceed our clients expectations with superior service, advanced technology, outstanding food and beverage within a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Located 3 miles from the Greater Cincinnati Airport (CVG), and within walking distance from leading, national brand hotels.
The mission of the Center is to improve the health of the underserved in the Northern Kentucky region by reducing health disparities. We achieve this mission by providing outreach health care services to homeless, poor, uninsured and underinsured populations and by advocating for social conditions that promote health.
This Center is the primary collaborative resource center in our region for organizations using SAP. It combines academic resources and industry discussion to grow a communal body of knowledge for ERP and business intelligence strategies, while influencing curriculum development to produce a highly skilled SAP workforce.
The Center hosts speakers, panel discussions and other public engagement activities open to the community. As a co-sponsor of the Northern Kentucky Forum, for example, the center hopes to assure a continuing public dialogue around important and sometimes difficult public issues. The center also is a co-sponsor of 6@6, a lecture series featuring NKU faculty and hosted off-campus at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, the Behringer Crawford Museum and the Mercantile Library.
NKU's SBDC provides a variety of professional consulting and training services to prospective and existing small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. Services include: one-on-one management consultations, training workshops, market research, loan packaging help, assistance with financial projections and information needed to make informed business decisions. In a typical year, the SBDC staff provides assistance to several thousand individuals through these services.
In keeping with NKU's core value of community engagement, the Training and Development Center (TDC) is a unique community-based service and training program that provides low cost mental health and social services to underserved residents of northern Kentucky.
The TRC provides high-quality professional development, facilities and resources for employees of the Department for Community Based Services, foster/adoptive families and community partner agencies. Trainings are available to the community and other social service providers on topics associated with improving the lives of children including child abuse prevention, parenting and mental health.
This Center at Chase College of Law, through a partnership of law students, faculty, practicing lawyers, and business leaders, enables students to develop the practice skills necessary to become successful transactional lawyers. The Center operates the Small Business and Nonprofit Law Clinic. Under the supervision of the clinic director, law students provide legal assistance to underserved Kentucky and Ohio small businesses, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations that would otherwise be unable to obtain legal counsel.