Committee on Institutional Cooperation

The CIC is a consortium of 15 research universities, including the 14 members of the Big Ten Conference and the University of Chicago. The mission of the CIC is to advance academic excellence by sharing resources and promoting and coordinating collaborative activities across the member universities. The CIC is guided by the Provosts of the member universities. Click here to watch a video overview of the CIC, its programs, and its impact.

Academic Leadership Program (ALP)

Established in 1987, the Academic Leadership Program (ALP) is designed to develop the leadership and managerial skills of faculty on CIC campuses who have demonstrated exceptional ability and administrative promise.

The CIC ALP Fellows for 2014-15 are:

Mohamed A. Ansari, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Chair-Elect of the University Faculty Senate, Penn State Berks

Edward G. Dudley, Associate Professor of Food Science, College of Agricultural Sciences

Alexia I. Hudson-Ward, Associate Librarian, Penn State Abington

Wanda B. Knight, Associate Professor of Art Education and Women's Studies and 2014-15 Administrative Fellow to the Executive Vice President and Provost

Marie T. Reilly, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dickinson School of Law

Department Executive Officers Program (DEO)

In 1997-98 the CIC initiated an annual program of leadership development opportunities for department heads and chairs (Department Executive Officers or "DEOs"). Institutional team participants include seasoned veterans as well as newer department heads and chairs.

Kathleen Bieschke, Head, Department of Psychology, Counseling and Special Education, College of Education

Michael Doncheski, Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Mont Alto

Paola Giuli Dussias, Head, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portugese, College of the Liberal Arts

Aron E. Lukacher, Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine

Nancy I. Williams, Head, Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development


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