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ERIC Number: ED227826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Computing at Denison University. A Case Study.
Hunter, Beverly
This case study is one of a series focusing on computers as everyday learning and teaching tools which is addressed to administrators, teachers, staff, and students who wish to plan or improve the uses of computers at their own institutions. Following a brief description of the purpose and selection of cases for the overall study, the report profiles academic computing at Denison University, an independent, liberal arts college in Granville, Ohio, with 2100 full-time students. The 13-year computing history of Denison is then summarized, and the function and services of the faculty-managed computer center are described, including the use of a PDP11/45 computer for both academic and administrative purposes. Other sections report on student access to computing, costs and budgeting, student accomplishments, the spectrum of computer applications at Denison, computer literacy programs, and the computer science curriculum. Outreach programs, plans and goals, and lessons learned are also discussed. A list of contacts, a 31-item reference list, and an appendix listing the case study and exemplary institutions are included. Three figures show costs of operations, proportions of courses and faculty involved in instructional computing, and computer science course titles. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Science Education.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.