Independent Newsletter

CIC’s Independent newsletter, published since 1956, includes information on CIC’s recent and upcoming programs and services as well as a column on higher education issues, news briefs on higher education research, and news highlights from member institutions. The newsletter is published four times a year. The fall and spring issues are released in both print and online formats; two additional issues—featuring special coverage of CIC’s annual Presidents Institute and Institute for Chief Academic Officers—are online exclusives.

CIC Summer Programming: 363 Institutions; 521 Participants

Summer 2023

The summer 2023 edition features highlights and updates from various CIC initiatives and summer seminars and programs.

Skylines of four workshop cities

Spring 2023

The spring 2023 edition features updates to CIC’s Board of Directors and staff and highlights from various recent CIC initiatives and conferences.

Special Edition: CIC 2022–2023 Institutes

The winter 2023 edition covers the CIC’s 2022 Institute for Chief Academic Officers with Chief Financial and Chief Enrollment Officers and the 2023 Presidents Institute.

CIC Member Top Priorities

Summer 2022

The summer 2022 edition features coverage of CIC’s new set of strategic focus areas to guide future decision making and programming and the results of a member engagement survey.

Eddie Glaude Jr. standing at podium with arms outstretched

Spring 2022

The spring 2022 edition features coverage of CIC’s leadership development programs and the 2022 Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Conference.

Special Edition: CIC 2021–2022 Institutes

In the fall and winter of 2021–2022, CIC gathered the leaders of independent colleges and universities to discuss the most relevant and challenging issues facing higher education. Presidents, chief academic officers, chief student affairs officers, chief diversity officers, and a wide range of expert presenters gathered at CIC’s annual Institutes.

Marjorie Hass seated at table

Fall 2021

The fall 2021 edition features a special report on CIC’s new president, Marjorie Hass; stories on CIC’s upcoming activities and programs; a useful summary of Research and Books related to higher education; and a Campus Update section full of news from member colleges and universities.