Academic Leadership Program (ALP) - Introduction

ALP 2015-16 Host Campuses

Seminar I
University of Wisconsin-Madison
November 5-7, 2015

Seminar II
University of Chicago
February 4-6, 2016

Seminar III
University of Maryland
April 7-9, 2016

ALP 2016-17 Host Campuses

Seminar I: Indiana University
November 3-5, 2016

Seminar II: Rutgers University

February 9-12, 2017

Seminar III: Pennsylvania State University
April 6-8, 2017

CIC Staff Contacts

Amber (Marks) Cox
Associate Director
Phone: (217) 265-8106

Charity Farber
Senior Program Manager
Phone: (217) 333-6314

Campus Contacts

ALP Liaisons

ALP Fellows listening to speaker

In order to remain viable and competitive, universities must continually invest in their faculty and staff. By leveraging resources and culling the expertise of its member institutions, CIC is able to offer professional development opportunities that are highly relevant and effective.

One of the most successful CIC leadership initiatives is the Academic Leadership Program (ALP). Established in 1989, this 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.

The ALP consists of three seminars hosted by different CIC universities. In addition, ALP Fellows may be required to participate in on-campus activities throughout the academic year that vary by institution.  The program is specifically oriented to address the challenges of academic administration at major research universities and to help faculty members prepare to meet them. For further detail, see the ALP Goals and Objectives.

ALP Fellows are selected by their respective institutions. Contact the appropriate ALP Liaison for more information about becoming a Fellow.