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  • December CIC eNewsletter Now Available

    Dec 19, 2012
    It's been a busy time at the CIC! Among other projects, the collective efforts of CIC universities furthered the conversation on global higher education needs, made more resources available to library patrons, and partnered with the ACM on a Mellon...
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  • CIC Welcomes Rutgers University and University of Maryland

    Dec 05, 2012
    On December 2, 2012, the University of Maryland and Rutgers University accepted invitations of membership into the CIC. Maryland and Rutgers will enter the CIC on July 1, 2013. In collaboration with our colleagues from Rutgers University and the University...
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  • From the Midwest to the World: CIC International Initiatives' Continued Momentum

    Nov 12, 2012
    Building on the hugely successful co-hosting of the 5th Global University Summit, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation has continued to increase the impact of its international efforts. With leadership from Senior International Officers (SIOs), CIC member universities have increased support...
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  • CIC Job Posting: Visiting Project Manager at CIC's Center for Library Initiatives

    Nov 07, 2012
    The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) is seeking a Visiting Project Manager for the Center for Library Initiatives (CLI). This full-time academic professional will provide ongoing management, assessment, and communication for two major CIC initiatives: mass digitization of U.S. federal...
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  • CIC CIOs Offer Analysis and Advice on MOOCs

    Nov 06, 2012
    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are making headlines and building momentum across the world of higher education. In their recent briefing paper, “Is this Time Different? Questions for MOOCs and Online Learning Beyond 2012,” the CIC Chief Information Officers give...
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  • New Agreement Brings Brazil's Best Students to CIC Universities

    Nov 05, 2012
    UMN's Molly Portz and Michael Anderson; CIC Executive Director Barbara McFadden Allen; Brazilian Minister of Education, Leonardo Barchini; William Brustein of OSU; Wolfgang Schlor of UI, and Karen Partlow of the CIC CIC universities soon will be welcoming more students...
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  • Think Summer 2013: CIC Summer Research Opportunities Program Accepting Applications Starting November 1, 2012

    Oct 29, 2012
    The Committee on Institutional Cooperation is pleased announce that the CIC Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) will be accepting applications November 1, 2012 – February 10, 2013. With 26 years of collaboration, the CIC Summer Research Opportunities Program has set...
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Names 2012-2013 CIC Academic Leadership Fellows

    Oct 22, 2012
    Five UI faculty members have been named 2012-13 fellows of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s Academic Leadership Program, an intensive experience that develops the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and academic promise. Since 1989,...
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  • Favorable Ruling in HathiTrust Fair-Use Case a Big Win for CIC Universities

    Oct 11, 2012
    As a founding member of HathiTrust, a digital repository that provides secure access to an online library containing digitized versions of legacy print collections, the CIC welcomes the recent ruling in the fair-use suit as good news for libraries, scholars...
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    • Library Initiatives
  • CIC's "Gateway to Graduate Education" Portal Launches

    Oct 08, 2012
    Aspiring students now have a new tool to use when exploring graduate school opportunities. With the launch of the CIC's "Gateway to Graduate Education" portal, students can find information on CIC universities, links to university graduate admissions web sites, and...
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  • CIC Universities Again Ranked Amongst Best in the World

    Oct 04, 2012
    The 2012-13 edition of The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is out and CIC universities are again ranked amongst the best in the world. With thousands of universities across the globe under consideration, CIC member universities were heavily represented...
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  • Connect with CIC Universities at SACNAS 2012

    Oct 01, 2012
    The 2012 SACNAS National Conference "Science, Technology, and Diversity for a Healthy World" will take place in Seattle, Washington from Oct 11–14, 2012. Dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced...
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  • Access to Book Citation Index Expands in CIC Libraries

    Sep 20, 2012
    Researchers and scholars at CIC universities have a powerful new tool to analyze the citation network between books and the wider world of scholarly research through the Book Citation Index in the Web of Science. Made available through the CIC,...
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  • New Report: Making a Case for the Humanities--Advocacy and Audience

    Sep 20, 2012
    The 2012 Modern Language Association (MLA) meeting played host to a compelling examination of how to best advocate for the humanities during the Delegate Assembly Organizing Committee's annual roundtable session. This year's dynamic discussion gathered a diverse set of "humanists"...
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  • A Year Later--UNL Collaborations Found Across the CIC

    Sep 17, 2012
    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) became a member university of the CIC just over a year ago and has hit the collaborative ground running. UNL has developed ongoing academic collaborations with universities across the CIC, serving as a key partner...
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  • From Bengali to Uzbek--CIC's CourseShare Program Opens the World of Less Commonly Taught Languages

    Aug 13, 2012
    CIC institutions have a long history of sharing faculty expertise by making specialized courses available to students from member universities. The CIC Deans of Arts and Sciences took this concept to another level through CourseShare, a program that capitalizes on...
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    • Academic Collaboration
  • New University of Minnesota eBook combines technology and crowd-sourcing to share examples of successful classroom technology use across colleges, disciplines and campuses

    Jul 12, 2012
    Using 3D simulations to design clothing. Creating Web-based computer coaches to teach physics students new problem solving methods. Or deploying mobile technology to help public health professionals respond to disasters. These are three of many success stories from University of...
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  • Indiana University Names 2012-2013 CIC Academic Leadership Fellows

    Jul 10, 2012
    Four Indiana University Bloomington faculty members have been selected to take part in the Academic Leadership Program, an intensive experience that develops the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and academic promise. Academic Leadership Program...
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  • The CIC Explores Collaborative Strategies for Developing Geospatial Services

    Jul 09, 2012
    The 2012 CIC Center for Library Initiatives Conference focused on the challenges and opportunities of building robust infrastructure to support the wide variety of campus needs for spatial representation of information. The conference explored the current state-of-play within the CIC,...
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  • July CIC eNewsletter Now Available

    Jul 09, 2012
    It's been a busy time at the CIC! By working together on our aligned interests, the collective voice of the CIC influenced policy, furthered the conversation on global higher education needs, and accelerated research in the humanities and sciences. Explore...
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