ERIC Number: ED306896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-1
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Center for Instructional Computing.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
The Center for Instructional Computing (CIC) at Eastern Michigan University is described in this report. The center serves as a model for making the infusion of innovative uses of microcomputers within instruction a faculty-centered effort. CIC provides a physical facility with IBM and Apple microcomputers dedicated to faculty use, both as a laboratory and as a home for ongoing assistance and program offerings. The single most unique feature of the CIC is its dual organizational configuration (the facility and certain support aspects are administered by the dean, and the program of services is in the faculty domain). Specific programs and services currently available include: peer workshops; peer training; a newsletter; open periods of time for use of hardware and software with professional assistance; a collection of resource materials on all aspects of computing available 40 hours per week; and a faculty summer grant award program for instructional computing projects. In its fourth year of operation, CIC is a vital component of faculty development within the university. Faculty are more comfortable and active in their use of microcomputers in instruction today than they were in 1984. Four appendices are: a graph of CIC total lab visits; a graph of cumulative hours by major topics; a graph showing perceived workshop influence on teaching; and a CIC newsletter. (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.