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  • 2019 BTAA/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Awards Announced

    Jun 14, 2018
    The Big Ten Academic Alliance is proud to announce the 2019 BTAA/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship awardees.
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  • Big Ten universities reported the highest number of students in Learning Abroad programs in five years

    Dec 04, 2017
    One of the most comprehensive analysis of Learning Abroad strategies in the United States shows growth among members of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) in the number of students who participated in Learning Abroad Programs during Fall 2015 through Summer 2016.
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  • Strength in Numbers: Building a Consortial Cooperative Cataloging Partnership

    Oct 23, 2017
    Librarians across the Big Ten Academic Alliance are collaborating to provide greater access to cross-institutional collections through a strategic effort to supplement cataloging capacity.
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  • Barbara McFadden Allen on: Is College Worth It?

    Feb 03, 2017
    In Is College Worth It? Experts Pick Sides, Barbara McFadden Allen, Big Ten Academic Alliance Executive Director, joins a discussion with chancellors, college presidents, and CEOs to debate the return of investment on a college degree.
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  • Katherine Galvin Named New Big Ten Academic Alliance Director of Programs

    Dec 01, 2016
    The Big Ten Academic Alliance is delighted to announce that Katherine Galvin has been appointed as the Director of Programs, effective January 3, 2017.
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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance's Professorial Advancement Initiative Featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education

    Sep 12, 2016
    The Chronicle of Higher Education's Wider Spectrum series has highlighted the transformational work of the Big Ten Academic Alliance's Professorial Advancement initiative
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  • MSU to lead Big Ten Academic Alliance multi-university language learning effort

    Aug 03, 2016
    Michigan State University will use a three-year $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to lead a Big Ten Academic Alliance multi-university research project to improve the teaching of less commonly taught languages, or LCTLs.
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  • Thirty years of SROP: Michigan Celebrates another Successful Summer of Research and Opportunity

    Aug 01, 2016
    The University of Michigan celebrated 30 years of preparing students from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue doctorate degrees during its Summer Research Opportunity Program symposium on Thursday, July 28, in the Rackham Graduate School Building.
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  • The Power of the Collective: CIC Annual Report Now Available

    Mar 10, 2016
    The newly released CIC Annual Report details the collective power and progress of this enterprise, highlighting the Health Equities initiative between the state Departments of Health and the member schools; faculty collaborations in theater, music education, and business; and data on the economic impact of the scientific workforce and funded research being done across the campuses.
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  • CIC Global Collaborations Take the Lead in Comprehensive Internationalization

    Aug 12, 2014
    CIC universities continue lead the field of education abroad, with award-winning programming and insightful analysis of the structures and support for international study and overseas learning.
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  • Re-Imagining Gender: Juried Exhibition Call for Art

    Jul 10, 2014
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  • CIC's CourseShare Helps Students Explore Reactions to Korean Ferry Tragedy

    Apr 29, 2014
    A recent Rutgers University news article highlights how the CIC CourseShare program brings students together from across different CIC schools to explore cultures and learn less commonly taught languages (LCTLs). Nearly 65 LCTLs and culture courses – Uzbek, Czech and many others – are offered through CourseShare.
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  • University of Maryland Embraces Opportunities Offered by CIC Membership

    Apr 10, 2014
    University of Maryland has maximized its first year in the CIC.
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  • The CIC Welcomes Monsters University to Membership

    Apr 01, 2014
    Monsters University has become a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, effective April 1, 2014. Founded in 1313, MU is a private, pan-educational university with over 12,000 undergraduates, located two hours from downtown Monstropolis.
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  • 2014 CIC/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Awards Announced

    Mar 04, 2014
    The CIC is proud to announce the 2014 CIC/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship awardees.
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  • "Together We Work. Together It Works." CIC Annual Report 2012-2013 Now Available Online

    Feb 10, 2014
    CIC's latest Annual Report explores the impact of our joint efforts across the breadth of member universities and higher education.
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  • National Center for Institutional Diversity & CIC Announce 2013 Exemplary Summer Research Citations

    Jan 27, 2014
    The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) in partnership with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation announced the new Exemplary Summer Research Citations for Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) participants.
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  • Mellon Awards CIC/UM Islamic Studies Virtual Curriculum $3 Million Grant

    Jan 27, 2014
    The CIC and the University of Michigan Announce Virtual Collaboration in Islamic Studies
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  • Call for Proposals: The Chicago Language Symposium 2014

    Jan 13, 2014
    Call for Proposals: The CHICAGO LANGUAGE SYMPOSIUM 2014, Bridges to Everywhere: Language Learning Collaborations. April 25-26, 2014 at the University of Chicago
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  • CIC Collaboration Awarded NSF-AGEP Transformation Funding

    Oct 01, 2013
    The National Science Foundation’s Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate program (AGEP) has granted Transformation awards to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for $1,071,760 (Award #: 1309028) and to Purdue University for $345,740 (Award #: 1309173) to support the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s Professorial Advancement Initiative (PAI).
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