COLLEGE PARK, Md. – This week, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) released its 2014-2015 annual report. The report details the collective power, progress and impact of CIC member institutions, including the University of Maryland.
Every year, CIC universities work together to save millions of dollars on joint purchases and contracts, access resources on other member campuses, and unite to solve problems faster. Highlights of the newly released annual report include the Health Disparities 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.
“Together, our universities continue to refine what is arguably the most effective means for collaboration in American higher education,” said Barbara McFadden Allen, Executive Director of the CIC. “We can all find inspiration from the successes of our faculty colleagues detailed in this report.”
Founded in 1958, the CIC is composed of 15 universities spanning 11 states, including the members of the Big Ten Conference and the University of Chicago. CIC member universities together have a powerful voice in the academic conversation both nationally and globally. With annual research expenditures topping more than $10 billion (more than the Ivy League and the University of California System combined), the universities of the CIC have an enormous inﬂuence in research and education far beyond their geographical footprint.
For more about the CIC, please visit: www.cic.net.