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 ALP Fellows for 2015-16 are:
Ali Demirci, Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agricultural Sciences
Binh P. Le, Associate Librarian, Head of Reference and 2015-16 Administrative Fellow to the Executive Vice President and Provost, Office of the Provost
Theresa S. Mayer, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering
Sophia A. McClennen¸ Professor of International Affairs and Comparative Literature, School of International Affairs
James A. Strauss, Senior Lecturer and 2015-16 University Faculty Senate Chair-Elect, Eberly College of Science
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.
The 2015-16 DEO participants are:
David R. Hunter, Professor and Head, Department of Statistics, Eberly College of Science
Timothy J. Mosher, Kenneth L. Chair, Department of Radiology, College of Medicine
Peter B. Newman, Head, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, College of Health and Human Development
Robert Roberts, Head, Department of Food Science, College of Agricultural Sciences
Elizabeth Wright, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Hazleton
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