Committee on Institutional Cooperation.

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The Committee for Institutional Cooperation (CIC) is an academic consortium consisting of the eleven universities of the Big Ten athletic conference and the University of Chicago. CIC was established in 1958 and is "committed to advancing academic excellence by promoting and coordinating collaborative activities and sharing resources. Its programs and activities extend to all aspects of university activity except intercollegiate athletics." Programs offered through CIC include the Traveling Scholar Program, Center for Library Initiatives and Alliances for Expanded Study in Overseas Programs (AESOP).

From the guide to the Committee on Institutional Cooperation records, 1960s-1970s, (University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives [uarc])

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation of the Council of Ten and the University of Chicago was established in 1958. The committee was composed of leading administrators from each of the member universities. Member institutions include: The University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin.

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation was established as a communication center for its member institutions to improve educational and public service by minimizing duplication and by utilizing each institutions' individual strengths.

Funded largely by grants from the Carnegie Corporation and its member universities, the committee provides for development of inter-institutional programs. Most proposals for programs to be funded by the committee are generated by the faculties of the constituent organizations.

Major programs initiated by the C.I.C. include a traveling scholar program, allowing scholars from one university to study at another. A study of the effects of weather upon living organisms or biometeorology was also funded by the committee. Foreign language training programs at the various universities were coordinated and a foreign study program instituted.

Northwestern University was represented on the committee by J. Lyndon Shanley, the associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

From the guide to the Records of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (C.I.C.), 1958-1985, (Northwestern University Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Ross School of Business (University of Michigan) records, 1916- 2013 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Indiana University, Bloomington. Dept. of Philosophy. Indiana University Department of Philosophy records, 1938-2002, bulk 1980-1999. Indiana University
creatorOf Committee on Institutional Cooperation records, 1960s-1970s University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives [uarc]
creatorOf Records of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (C.I.C.), 1958-1985 Northwestern University Archives
referencedIn University of Michigan. School of Business Administration. School of Business Administration (University of Michigan) records, 1916-[ongoing]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn University of Michigan. Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs. Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs (University of Michigan) records, 1947-[ongoing]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs (University of Michigan) Supplemental Files, 1953-[ongoing] Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs (University of Michigan). Staff Files, 1947--[ongoing] Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs (University of Michigan) central files, 1947-2010 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
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