Six faculty members named CIC Fellows

(From left) Karen Fingerman, CIC-ALP Fellow; Beverly Davenport Sypher, vice provost for faculty affairs; Ala Samarapungavan, CIC-ALP Fellow; Tim Sands, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost; Alan Smith, CIC-ALP Fellow; Gabriela Weaver, CIC-ALP Fellow; Laurie Jaeger, CIC-ALP Fellow; and Matthew Jenks, CIC-ALP Fellow. (Photo by John Underwood)

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Six Purdue faculty members have been chosen as 2010-11 fellows in the Academic Leadership Program sponsored by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC).

This program is an intensive experience to develop the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and administrative promise. Purdue has named fellows to the program each year since 1989.

During the course of the year, CIC-ALP Fellows will travel to three host campuses to address the challenges facing higher education and learn more about the abilities and knowledge necessary for academic leadership. In addition to the three seminars hosted each year on the various campuses, Purdue’s program includes monthly meetings with campus leaders.

The CIC is an academic consortium of Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago.

CIC Academic Leadership Fellows for 2010-11 from Purdue are:

* Karen Fingerman, the Berner Hanley Professor in Gerontology.

* Laurie Jaeger, professor and head of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences.
* Matthew Jenks, professor of horticulture and associate head of the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture.
* Ala Samarapungavan, professor of educational psychology.

* Alan Smith, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Health and Kinesiology.
* Gabriela Weaver, professor of chemistry and science education and the Jerry and Rosie Semler Director of the Discovery Learning Research Center.