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Maryellen McDonald <[log in to unmask]>
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This announcement is being sent to multiple lists.  Please excuse any
redundancies.  Thank you.
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                                                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                              CONTACT: Maryellen McDonald
                                                             215-895-2483
                                             [log in to unmask]
 
 
 
**Drexel University's College of Information Studies Awarded $1.1
           Million for New Curriculum**
 
In June, Drexel's College of Information Studies (CIS) received a $1.1
million grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to support the
development of The Drexel Curriculum for Information and Computing
Professionals.
 
The College's goal in launching the four-year project is to lead
the nation in providing information professionals to create and maintain
the information infrastructure for the  twenty-first century.  In
announcing the curriculum, CIS's Dean Richard H. Lytle said, "We will
lead by developing new programs, educating students in those programs,
and by disseminating evaluated programs widely to other educational
institutions."
 
The Drexel Curriculum for Information and Computing Professionals
derives explicitly from the needs of society, and blends requisite
disciplines such as computer science, software engineering, human
factors, information systems, and library/information science.  It
integrates theory and practice in courses and laboratories, and employs
new  strategies to increase effectiveness of the faculty's curriculum
management.
 
The curriculum, which generates undergraduate, graduate, and continuing
education from a common curricular base, will develop and implement new
methodologies to support continuous revision and evaluation.
 
In addition to changing program content, the curriculum will change the
means of instructional delivery, building on the gains being made at
CIS through the computer-supported cooperative learning project
recently funded by a $750,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation.  The Drexel Curriculum for Information and Computing
Professionals blends the use of information technology and face-to-face
encounters in delivery of courses.
 
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan was established in
1930 to "help people to help themselves."  As a private grantmaking
organization, it provides seed money to organizations and institutions
that have identified problems and designed constructive action programs
aimed at solutions.
 
Most Foundation grants are awarded in the areas of youth, leadership,
philanthropy and volunteerism, community-based health services, higher
education, foods systems, rural development, groundwater resources in
the Great Lakes area, and economic development in Michigan.
 
 Programming priorities concentrate grants in the United States, Latin
America and the Caribbean, and southern Africa.
 
 
 
                                                            July 1994
 
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Maryellen McDonald
Program Manager                                    office: (215) 895-2483
College of Information Studies                        FAX: (215) 895-2494
Drexel University                  INTERNET: [log in to unmask]
Philadelphia, PA  19104

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