Nicole Grosland, professor of biomedical engineering, researcher at the UI Center for Computer-Aided Design and at the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging, has been selected as a Committee on Institutional Cooperation Academic Leadership Program (CIC ALP) Fellow for 2015-16.  In addition, Ching-Long Lin, professor and departmental executive officer of mechanical and industrial engineering and faculty research engineer at IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering, has been chosen for the CIC-DEO Program.

The ALP is one of the most successful leadership initiatives administered by the CIC.  Established in 1989, the intensive experience develops the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and academic promise. Many of the programs’ nearly 1000 Fellows have gone on to serve with distinction as college presidents, provosts, and deans.

Each year over 70 department heads and chairs from CIC universities come together for the unique CIC-DEO leadership development seminar.  Topics at this three-day event range from conflict resolution and time management to faculty development, performance reviews, and group problem solving.  Individual department heads and chairs are selected by their respective campuses through a nomination process that involves deans and the Office of the Provost.

The CIC is the academic consortium of the universities in the Big Ten Conference plus a former conference member, the University of Chicago.