Academic Leadership Program (ALP) - Introduction

ALP 2014-15 Host Campuses

Seminar I

University of Minnesota
October 23-25, 2014

Seminar II

Northwestern University
February 5-7, 2015

Seminar III

Ohio State University
April 16-18, 2015

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.