NetVUE accepts applications for membership at any time. This page provides information on membership eligibility, benefits, and Instructions for joining.
Membership Eligibility and Benefits
Membership in CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) is open to accredited, independent, degree-granting, colleges and universities that are interested in participating in NetVUE programs and services and are committed to the purpose of the network. Once an institution joins NetVUE, all members of its faculty, staff, and administration are eligible to participate in activities and events, to receive members services, and to access NetVUE resources. These benefits are subsidized by NetVUE dues and/or funded by the generosity of Lilly Endowment Inc. As a result, NetVUE events, activities, resources, and services are available at little or no additional cost to participants at member institutions.
Member dues cover a portion of personnel costs and the network’s core operations: the biennial national conference, regional and topical gatherings, the consultant and campus visit programs, and some online resources. Grants, professional development programs, print and digital resources, and research on vocation are supported by funding from the Lilly Endowment; this funding allows NetVUE dues to remain modest. CIC’s goal is to keep membership affordable for colleges and universities from a broad range of types and sizes.
In addition to paying annual dues, member institutions are asked to designate an official Campus Contact for NetVUE communications. The NetVUE Campus Contact should be an individual who is directly involved with vocational exploration programs and activities on campus, and who is well connected with other interested individuals on campus, so that information about NetVUE opportunities can be communicated wisely and well. These communications can also be copied to the institution’s president and/or chief academic officer upon request.
Annual NetVUE dues are based on undergraduate full-time equivalent (FTE)* enrollment and payable by December 31 for the following calendar year. Below is a schedule of dues for the current year. Members can expect modest increases each year to account for inflation. Dues for the following calendar year are announced in the fall of the preceding year.
|FTE Undergraduate Enrollment||2023||2024|
|Up to 599||$1,650||$1,700|
|5,000 and above||$3,800||$3,900|
* To calculate your institution’s FTE Undergraduate Enrollment, use the U.S. Department of Education’s IPEDS “Fall Enrollment” survey data for the most recent academic year. The FTE Undergraduate Enrollment is calculated by adding the number of total full-time undergraduate enrollment to one-third of the part-time undergraduate enrollment; the sum is the total FTE enrollment.
To apply for membership in NetVUE, please complete and submit the following application along with dues payment. Your application and payment will be acknowledged upon receipt.
To renew your NetVUE membership, please complete and submit the following Membership Renewal Form, and send it electronically to the email address indicated on the form. The deadline for dues renewal is December 1 for the following calendar year. Membership renewal and payment will be acknowledged upon receipt. For the dues payment itself, ACH transfers are accepted (and preferred); information is on the form.
For questions regarding the membership application, renewal form, and payment of NetVUE member dues, please contact Jane Walters, NetVUE projects coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 978-2099.
For more general inquiries about NetVUE membership eligibility, benefits, and the designation of a Campus Contact, please contact Lynne Spoelhof, director of NetVUE operations, at email@example.com or (616) 632-1060.