New York Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in Group Recruiting Agreement With Inside Higher Ed

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Higher education news and jobs site Inside Higher Ed has signed an agreement with the New York Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU), which will allow CICU schools to do unlimited job advertising on at a special group rate.

The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) of New York announced a special group marketing agreement today that will allow member colleges and universities to do more comprehensive online job recruiting through Inside Higher Ed.

Under the agreement, CICU members will receive a special pricing structure allowing unlimited job postings at with promotional placements in Inside Higher Ed's e-mail newsletters. Online profiles of participating schools will also be made available to Inside Higher Ed's 350,000 unique monthly users.

"The agreement with Inside Higher Ed is one in a series of collaborative efforts to add valuable services to our membership while helping campuses control operating costs," said CICU president Abraham M. Lackman.

The agreement also provides for development of specialized recruiting websites for CICU as a whole, and by region. "The Web is becoming an integral part of institutions' overall branding and marketing strategies -- including for faculty and staff recruitment," said Kathlene Collins, Publisher of Inside Higher Ed. "This agreement will allow the CICU schools to reach our growing reader base, but also to use our online marketing expertise to develop far more effective online recruiting strategies."

Key benefits to CICU members will include the ability to reach the diversified candidate pool attracted by Inside Higher Ed's free content, and a greater ability to address dual career couple issues by listing all jobs on campus at no additional cost. By building unique web pages within the Inside Higher Ed environment, schools will also be able to market themselves as "employers of choice" throughout the year.

About Inside Higher Ed:

Inside Higher Ed is a unique source of online news, commentary, forums and recruiting services, described by The New York Times as a "different vision" in higher education journalism. It currently reaches over 350,000 administrators and faculty on a monthly basis, and carries job listings from hundreds of colleges and universities. Readers can get the latest news, subscribe to news updates and search jobs absolutely free at .

About the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities:

The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) represents the chief executives of New York's 100+ independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and universities on issues of public policy. Member colleges compose the largest private sector of higher education in the world and confer most of the bachelor's degrees (57 percent), master's degrees (71 percent), and doctoral and first-professional degrees (80 percent) earned in New York State.

CICU's member campuses enroll nearly 460,000 students, including 300,000 New York State residents. One in three (33 percent) New Yorkers enrolled full time at independent colleges and universities in the state comes from a family earning less than $40,000 annually, and most (53 percent) African-American and Latino students who earn their bachelor's and graduate degrees in New York State are Independent Sector alumni.

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