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Thursday, April 4, 2013

CIC (Council of Independent Colleges) Reminder and Opportunities of Interest

CIC Reminder and Opportunities of Interest


I am pleased to share with you information about a few items of
likely interest to you and others on campus. Will you please share this information with others who may be interested in any of these programs or services?

Opportunity to Participate in Department and Division Chair Workshops
A few spaces remain in the final three 2013 CIC Workshops for Department and Division Chairs:
  • May 14–16 in Cincinnati, OH (hotel reservation deadline: April 29)
  • May 21–23 in Saint Paul, MN (hotel reservation deadline: April 30)
  • June 4–6 in Albuquerque, NM (hotel reservation deadline: May 13)

With a theme of “The Chair as Leader and Faculty Peer,” these workshops are useful to chairs of the full range of academic departments. Program details and registration information are available at Multiple department chairs from the same institution are encouraged to participate in the workshops. If you have questions, please contact Kathy Whatley, vice president for annual programs, at or (202) 466-7230.

Opportunity to Nominate a Professor of the Year
Application deadline: April 15, 2013
The U.S. Professors of the Year program honors outstanding undergraduate instructors who excel in teaching and positively influence the lives and careers of students. The program’s major sponsors, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, are accepting nominations for the award. (CIC is also a sponsor.) Further details are available online at

Opportunity to Become a TRI University Partner, Protect the Environment
Application deadline: May 13, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) University Challenge to find new and innovative ways to protect public health and the environment. TRI is the EPA’s annual report that contains data on toxic chemicals released into the air, water, and land. EPA welcomes the submission of any project proposal that advances the knowledge, use, and understanding of TRI data and related information; participants will receive support and national recognition. Further details are available online at

Opportunity to Benefit from Retention Strategy Guarantee
Keeling & Associates (K&A), a higher education consulting practice, is offering a service with a money-back guarantee to colleges and universities that are working to improve retention. If an institution engages K&A in a comprehensive strategic planning process to improve undergraduate student retention and comprehensively implements the plan, K&A will guarantee increased retention within two years or will refund the fee charged for the project. For more information, visit
the K&A website or contact K&A at or (212) 229-4750.

Opportunity to Participate in Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium Surveys
HEDS member and nonmember institutions can participate in three HEDS Consortium surveys that are open for spring administration. The newly revised HEDS Senior Survey assesses the immediate post-graduation impact of teaching practices and institutional conditions on liberal learning outcomes and can be used to gather information on seniors’ postgraduate plans. The HEDS Alumni Survey looks at the impact of teaching practices and institutional conditions on liberal education learning goals and examines postgraduate employment outcomes, college debt, and college satisfaction. The HEDS Research Practices Survey assesses information literacy. Further details are available online at

Opportunity to Enhance Study Abroad Offerings
American Councils for International Education offers various study-abroad and internship programs to graduate students, undergraduates, teachers, scholars, and professionals. American Councils can customize the size and content of programs to meet a college’s needs. Further details are available online at

Sincerely yours,

Richard Ekman

Council of Independent Colleges
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 320
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 466-7230
Fax: (202) 466-7238


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