Press Releases




New CIC Report Documents Superior Performance of Independent Colleges in Preparing Students for STEM Careers2014-03-18T04:00:00ZCIC today released a report, Strengthening the STEM Pipeline: The Contributions of Small and Mid-Sized Independent Colleges, that demonstrates that small and mid-sized independent institutions are preparing students for careers and graduate study in STEM fields more efficiently than many public universities.
CIC Presents 2015 Academic Leadership Awards2015-11-08T05:00:00ZCIC announced the recipients of its top annual academic and leadership awards for 2015.
CIC Presents 2011 Academic Leadership Awards2011-11-14T05:00:00Z
CIC Releases Report, Launches Website Revealing Best Practices for Ensuring Academic Success of First-Generation College Students2013-10-24T04:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) today released a new report, Making Sure They Make It! Best Practices for Ensuring the Academic Success of First-Generation College Students.
CIC Announces New Seminars on Teaching Pre-Modern European Art2009-10-22T04:00:00Z
CIC Presents 2014 Chief Academic Officer Award2014-11-12T05:00:00ZCIC announced the recipient of its top academic award for 2014.
CIC Announces Appointment of Vice President for Development2016-04-12T04:00:00ZCIC today announced that David Brailow has joined the CIC staff as Vice President for Development. Brailow comes to CIC from Franklin College in Indiana, where he has served since 2001 as vice president for academic affairs.
CIC Announces Appointment of Vice President for State Fund Programs2016-03-16T04:00:00ZCIC today announced that Carol Schuler has joined the CIC staff as Vice President for State Fund Programs. Schuler comes to CIC from Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia, where she has served since 2001, most recently as vice president for development.
CIC Presidents Present 2016 Awards during Annual Conference2016-01-14T05:00:00ZCIC announced the recipients of its 2016 awards on January 6 during the annual Presidents Institute in Miami Beach, Florida.
New CIC Report Demonstrates Cost-Effectiveness of Private Colleges in Educating Undergraduates2015-10-19T04:00:00ZCIC today released a report, The Cost-Effectiveness of Undergraduate Education at Private Nondoctoral Colleges and Universities, which provides compelling evidence that private (nondoctoral) colleges not only produce a significant percentage of all bachelor’s degree graduates, but they do so more efficiently and at much lower cost to taxpayers than public institutions.
New Consortium To Benefit 42 Independent Colleges and Universities2015-06-26T04:00:00ZWith $2.2 million in support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and in partnership with Artstor, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is offering 42 liberal arts colleges and universities the opportunity to join its Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research.
New CIC Report Demonstrates Effectiveness of Independent Colleges in Educating First-Generation, Low-Income Students2015-04-22T04:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) today released a report, Expanding Access and Opportunity: How Small and Mid-Sized Independent Colleges Serve First-Generation and Low-Income Students, which documents the superior record of these institutions in providing effective college learning environments and ensuring positive educational outcomes for students from first-generation and low-income backgrounds.
CIC Announces $5.5 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment to Support Vocational Exploration in Independent Colleges2014-01-22T05:00:00ZCIC) today announced that Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded CIC a grant of $5,509,978 to support the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation at independent colleges and universities.
CIC Awards $1.5 Million in UPS Scholarships2013-07-30T04:00:00ZCIC in Washington, DC, has distributed grants of nearly $1.5 million in ‘UPS Scholarships’ for first-generation or low-income students attending private colleges and universities across the nation. The grants were provided by CIC to state associations for private colleges in 32 states.
Statement from CIC President Richard Ekman on the Report of the Commission2013-06-19T04:00:00ZThe American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ new report, Heart of the Matter, provides a welcome signal of the importance of the humanities and social sciences to the future of the United States. The goals and recommendations offered in the report will certainly spark a much-needed national conversation about the imperative to foster the critical thinking, complex problem-solving, and written and oral communication skills of all Americans.
CIC Announces Capacity-Building Grants Awarded to Six State Organizations2010-11-19T05:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) announced today a new Capacity-Building Grants program that has awarded $30,000 to six State Fund Members of CIC.
Two National Associations Serving Independent Higher Education Announce Merger2010-10-29T04:00:00ZCIC today announced that the merger with the Foundation for Independent Higher Education (FIHE) has been officially approved by Maine and New York, the states in which the organizations were incorporated, respectively. The effective date of the merger was October 14, 2010.
CIC and Walmart Foundation Announce Winners of College Success Awards2010-05-17T04:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Walmart Foundation announced today the second cohort of winners of the Walmart College Success Awards. Through the awards program, 30 CIC member colleges and universities, selected through a competitive application process, will receive substantial grants to help strengthen exemplary programs that support the education of first-generation students.
CIC Awards $1.5 Million in UPS Scholarships<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/keynote-college-media-conference.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />2016-07-24T04:00:00ZThe Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) has distributed grants of $1.5 million in “UPS Scholarships” for first-generation or low-income students who attend private colleges and universities across the nation.
CIC Presidents Present 2010 Awards During Annual Conference2010-01-22T05:00:00ZCIC announced the recipients of its 2010 annual awards during the annual Presidents Institute Awards Banquet in Marco Island, Florida, on January 6.
New CIC Report Explores Faculty Roles and Composition, Offers Recommendations to Address Discrepancies2016-07-06T04:00:00ZThe report describes a changing academic workforce and details how faculty composition and responsibilities vary by institutional type, program type, and academic discipline.
Two National Assocations Serving Independent Higher Education Announce Merger2010-10-29T04:00:00Z
CIC Announces Selection of Degree Qualifications Profile Consortium Participants2011-12-08T05:00:00Z
CIC Announces 2011 State Fund Award During Annual Conference2011-05-03T04:00:00Z
CIC Announces Four FIHE/UPS First Opportunity Venture Fund Grant Awards2012-01-06T05:00:00Z

Note: Only select press releases prior to October 2010 are available.