St. Edward's receives distinctive designation from the New Media Consortium
Applicants are selected based on the following criteria: impact, innovation, collaboration, diversity and viability. Once conveyed, the New Media Center designation remains with an institution as long as it chooses to use it and receives the rights and privileges of this designation, including participation in selected NMC projects and activities and special consideration in submission of proposals for NMC conferences and events.
Started in 1994 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, the NMC promotes creativity and innovation among and between corporate entities and higher education for the benefit of student learning, faculty development and staff proficiency in using new media tools and technologies. The first group of 22 academic institutions included Stanford University, the original pilot project site, and other sites chosen for their demonstrated competence at using new media technologies. The NMC has since grown to include over 125 colleges, universities, museums, and corporations.
Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private Catholic, liberal arts university of more than 4,250 students in Austin, Texas.