CIC members have many opportunities to join networks on specific interests that help advance an institution’s goals, mission, and priorities.

Belong: An Inclusive Learning Community

Belong is a network of CIC member colleges and universities designed in partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). Together, Belong member institutions are making their campuses more welcoming and inclusive so that students feel a greater sense of belonging in class and campus-wide. Belong community members gain access to nationally recognized credentials, live webinars for all employees, on-demand engagement resources, and a community of practice.

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CIC provides listservs for campus leaders in various roles through a simple web interface where subscribers can read and send messages via email or directly through the platform. Only employees at CIC member institutions may be subscribed and post to the listservs. Discussion posts address specific issues or questions and facilitate the sharing of best practices in a peer-to-peer network. Note that the listservs are not for general announcements of events, job vacancies, and other appeals not specific to the community interest. The listservs are available to CIC members at no additional cost.

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Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education

​​The Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) connects colleges and universities working to enrich the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students. NetVUE members gain access to regional events and national conferences, online resources, grant opportunities, and a community of practice to share knowledge. Financial support of NetVUE comes from membership dues and support from Lilly Endowment Inc.

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Online Course Sharing Consortium

The Online Course Sharing Consortium (OCSC) allows institutions to enroll their students in courses offered by other participating institutions and to open their courses to enrollment from consortial partners. The Consortium is powered by Acadeum’s course sharing platform which facilitates cross-registration and minimizes administrative burdens. Hundreds of CIC member institutions currently share thousands of courses through OCSC.

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State Councils

CIC’s State Councils are organizations that advance and strengthen independent higher education in specific states. Through its State Councils program, CIC provides an annual conference, organizational development opportunities, and professional support. CIC also makes grants to State Councils in support of college program development, student scholarships, and innovative collaborative projects.

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Tuition Exchange Program

The Tuition Exchange Program (TEP) is a network of CIC member colleges and universities willing to award free tuition to another member institution’s full-time employees and their family members. More than 400 TEP institutions offer baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, arts, business, faith-related, health professions, and technology-related specialties. This is a popular benefit among faculty and staff at member institutions.

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