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  • Barbara McFadden Allen to Retire September, 2017

    Sep 15, 2016
    Barbara McFadden Allen, the longtime Executive Director of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, has announced that she will be retiring from her position in September 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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  • Barbara McFadden Allen on How the Big Ten Academic Alliance is Driving Higher Education

    Sep 06, 2016
    Big Ten Academic Alliance Executive Director, Barbara McFadden Allen recently spoke to Rod Berger of MindRocket Media on the impact the Big Ten member universities are having on higher education.
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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Co-Hosts Capitol Hill Health Equity Forum

    Aug 18, 2016
    Co-sponsored by the Big Ten Academic Alliance and Congressman John Sarbanes(D-MD), this year's University of Maryland Capitol Hill Forum is centered on the theme of health equity, focusing on innovative community-based interventions for health promotion and disease prevention in vulnerable populations.
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  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Leadership Opportunity--Director of Programs

    Aug 10, 2016
    The Big Ten Academic Alliance seeks a highly motivated, talented leader to take some of the most productive collaborations in American higher education to new levels of impact for the member universities.
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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 Committee on Institutional Cooperation Is Now the Big Ten Academic Alliance

    Jun 29, 2016
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  • CIC's Rebecca Crist on Collaborative Stewardship of Shared Collections

    May 04, 2016
    A new monograph explores how libraries and the organizations that provide services to them are devoting more attention to system-wide organization of collections—whether the "system" is a consortium, a region or a country.
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  • Robert Van Rennes Named New Assistant Director of CIC's Center for Library Initiatives

    Apr 20, 2016
    The CIC is delighted to announce that Robert Van Rennes has been appointed as Assistant Director, Center for Library Initiatives at the CIC, effective July 1, 2016.
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  • Pushing the Boundaries of Collaboration: What Consortia Can Accomplish

    Mar 22, 2016
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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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  • Digital Islam Website Launches

    Feb 02, 2016
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  • Kim Armstrong to Lead CIC's Center for Library Initiatives

    Jan 14, 2016
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  • CIC Purchasing Agreement Offers Increased Value on Office Supplies

    Dec 29, 2015
    Recently the CIC Purchasing Consortium (CICPC) amended its Master Agreement with OfficeMax for office products in order to create a new partnering arrangement that adds even greater value through cost savings to its members and other higher education institutions across the country.
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  • New CIC Data Reveals University Research Impacts Local, State, and National Economies

    Dec 10, 2015
    We know that knowledge is transferred from the university to the marketplace through the people that are trained in academic settings, and who then move into other businesses and sectors. Our research demonstrates that a large portion of those PhD recipients we studied stay in the state where they received their education, and earn higher wages than the national average. This adds an important dimension to our understanding of the ways in which research universities impact their surrounding communities and the nation at large.
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  • CIC’s UMETRICS Dataset Provides Insight into Networks and Impacts of the Academic Research Workforce

    Nov 05, 2015
    What are the results of investments in research? Why should taxpayers support universities? How do universities affect the regional economy? These are questions that are beginning to be answered within the CIC.
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  • Penn State Programs Ranked #1 for Veterans

    Oct 02, 2015
    This year, Penn State welcomes the third annual meeting of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Military and Veterans Services Peer Group to University Park to share best practices and current developments at their respective schools.
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  • September 2015 CIC eNews Now Available

    Sep 24, 2015
    Grab a cup of coffee and catch up on the latest from the CIC, including updates on the illuminating economic data emerging from the UMETRICs initiative, the recently launched music education collaborative video series, the Big Ten Theatre Collaborative, and CIC's Health Equity Initiative.
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  • CIC Leadership Opportunity: Director – Center for Library Initiatives

    Sep 01, 2015
    The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) seeks a senior leader with energy, drive, tact, and tenacity to serve as Director of the Center for Library Initiatives (CLI).
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