AICUP Collaboration Mission
- To design participatory programs of shared service delivery or group-based procurement that leverage the consumer strength of the AICUP membership, thereby reducing price for services and goods.
- To exercise market influence as an aggregation of consumers with like needs and similar circumstance in such a way as to encourage service and product suppliers to recognize the status of private higher education as a significant market worthy of preferred marketing coverage, pricing and service delivery.
- To promote programs of collaboration that, absent the Association’s coordination role, would not be developed to the necessary critical mass on a regional or state-wide level.
- To avoid duplication of efforts with our member colleges by identifying unique and strategic opportunities that are best suited for a state-level association and not otherwise performed by individual or groups of member colleges on a regular basis.
As a byproduct of a good program, AICUP occasionally develops programs that produce income which defray AICUP administrative expenses while providing greater value to the participating membership.