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ERIC Number: ED498373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Making the Case for Independent Higher Education: Council of Independent Colleges 2003-2004 Annual Report
Council of Independent Colleges
The theme of this year's annual report, "Making the Case for Independent Higher Education," reflects a commitment undertaken by The Council for Independent Colleges (CIC) at the urging of its member presidents, chief academic officers, and Board of Directors to help make a stronger case for the forms of education offered by small to mid-sized, teaching-oriented, private colleges and universities, and to collect and disseminate data and information on the independent sector of higher education. During the past year, CIC commissioned two studies and collected other national data that can help to document the effectiveness of independent colleges and universities. Currently CIC is developing tools based on those data that will help campus leaders make a more effective case for their own institutions. In related activities, CIC held a symposium in November 2003 for institutional presidents and corporate CEOs to explore how leaders in both business and independent institutions of higher education can benefit from the connections between the liberal arts and business careers. The Council also created a new "Key Indicators Tool" that provides comparative institutional data on critical ratios. This tool, sent to member presidents in summer 2004, is part of another CIC data-intensive effort to Enhance Decision-Making. While the Making the Case and Enhancing Decision-Making Initiatives have constituted a major effort during 2003-2004, the Council has also launched several other new programs, services, and cooperative activities. These and other highlights for the year are described in this report.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC.