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Dr. Stephen Nakada Selected to Participate in Leadership Program

Dr. Stephen Nakada, Chairman of Urology, was selected as one of five UW-Madison faculty to participate in the 2006-2007 CIC Academic Leadership Program (CIC-ALP).

The CIC is a consortium of 12 research universities, including the 11 members of the Big Ten Conference and the University of Chicago. The CIC universities collaborate in such activities as sharing access to study abroad offerings, coordinating large-scale purchases and electronic licenses, creating programs for professional development, coordinating access to library materials, and building shared data networks.

The Academic Leadership Program is designed to develop the leadership and managerial skills of faculty on CIC campuses who have demonstrated exceptional ability and administrative promise.

Academic administrators at the CIC universities have dual roles: They must be educational leaders and at the same time act as managers of large complex organizations. They are challenged by tightening budgets, changing student populations, and increasing pressures from external sources. To find creative, workable solutions to the problems that lie ahead, our universities must pay serious attention to leadership development. Agencies, consulting firms, and institutions currently offer many professional development programs that serve the overall higher education community. The CIC Academic Leadership Program is specifically oriented to the challenges of academic administration at major research universities and designed to help faculty members prepare to meet them.


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