Nic directs the McGraw Center’s Learning Programs, including the Undergraduate Learning Program and the Graduate Learning Program. Adopting a socio-cognitive approach informed by self-worth theory and positive psychology, Nic explores the unique educational expectations of elite research universities and the ways students engage with and meet them. Recognizing the variety and complexity of learning demands students encounter in various disciplines and courses, our programs focus on assisting students as they transition into and through Princeton’ distinctive curriculum. Nic is a founding member of the Princeton Perspective Project, Principedia, and the Academic Resilience Consortium (formerly The Resilience Consortium).
He recently co-authored Life Beyond Grades: Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation (Cambridge University Press).