Committee on Institutional Cooperation

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Committee on Institutional Cooperation
Formation 1958
Type Consortium
Headquarters Champaign, Illinois
Karen Hanson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Minnesota
 United States

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) is the academic consortium of the universities in the Big Ten Conference plus a former conference member, the University of Chicago.[1]

Member universities[edit]

Locations of CIC member institutions as of July 1, 2013.

The CIC is an academic consortium of 15 institutions that are members of the Big Ten Conference with the exception of the University of Chicago, who is a former member of the conference.

Current members:


The Committee on Institutional Cooperation was established by the presidents of the Big Ten members in 1958 as the conference's academic counterpart. An invitation extended to the University of Chicago, one of the founding members of the Big Ten who withdrew from the conference in 1946, was accepted.[2]

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) had been a guest member in the CIC for over 20 years, before guest membership was ended at the end of the 2010–11 academic year.[3][4]

Following its admittance to the Big Ten in 1990, the CIC invited Pennsylvania State University to join the consortium.[5] The University of Nebraska–Lincoln also joined the consortium in 2011 following the school's admittance to the Big Ten.[6]

The University of Maryland and Rutgers University, who both joined the Big Ten in 2014, officially joined the consortium on July 1, 2013.[7]


When considered collectively, CIC universities educate almost a half-million students which represents almost 15% of doctoral degrees, 16% of engineering Ph.D. degrees, and over 23% of the agricultural Ph.D. degrees granted in the U.S. each year.[8]

CIC members, when viewed collectively, conduct a combined total of $8 billion in funded research, receiving some 12 percent of the total federal research funds awarded annually (18 percent of the National Science Foundation total, and 15.7 percent of the USDA total).

Collectively, CIC members employ more than 38,000 full-time faculty members and enroll approximately 400,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

CIC member libraries own more book volumes (more than 80 million volumes) than the 10 campuses of the University of California system (34 million) and the Ivy League (64 million).


The CIC's collaborative efforts span the academic enterprise of its members, including (but not limited to):


  1. ^ "CIC Home Page". Committee on Institutional Cooperation. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Wells, Herman B. (1967). A Case Study on Interinstitutional Cooperation. Educational Record
  3. ^ Paula Allen-Meares, Presentation to UIC Senate – UIC Relationship to the CIC, January 27, 2011.[1]
  4. ^ Paula Allen-Meares, Message to Campus Re status of UIC's engagement with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), December 28, 2010.[2]
  5. ^ The Daily Collegian, July 16, 1990. [3] "Board of Trustees Briefs." State College, Pa.
  6. ^ "NU jumps at Big 10 research invite". Omaha World-Herald. June 17, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2010. 
  7. ^ "The CIC Welcomes Maryland and Rutgers to Membership". The Big Ten Conference. December 5, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ Committee on Institutional Cooperation. CIC. Retrieved on 2013-08-17.

External links[edit]