Committee on Institutional Cooperation

The CIC is a consortium of 13 research universities, including the 12 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 2013-14 are:

Lee Ann Banaszak, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, College of the Liberal Arts

Judith E. Hupcey, Associate Dean for Graduate Education, School of Nursing

Jonna M. Kulikowich, Professor of Education and Chair-Elect of the University Faculty Senate, College of Education

Doris Lee, Professor of Instructional Systems and Program Coordinator (Penn State Great Valley) and 2013-14 Administrative Fellow to the Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education

Harriet Black Nembhard, Professor of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering

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.

Mehrdad Hadighi, Head, Department of Architecture, College of Arts and Architecture

Steven J. Huddart, Head, Department of Accounting, Smeal College of Business

Dani S. Zander, Chair, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine

Yuxi Zheng, Head, Department of Mathematics, Eberly College of Science


Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Directory


Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
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University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-7494

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