21st-century students proclaim in all surveys that the level of commitment to technology is a critical consideration in how they view a university's quality. The majority want to attend a cutting-edge institution that understands and utilizes the latest technology in the learning process.
Technology is critical to NAU's mission of increasing access, affordability and quality. NAU evaluates new technologies for use in member institutions and negotiates special agreements with technology and service providers for network members. Increased service levels and preferential pricing are part of these arrangements. These proprietary arrangements often represent a competitive market place advantage for member institutions. NAU's goal is to keep its institutions technologically advanced and ahead of the competition. No other alliance is as committed or active in this area.