CONTACT: GEORGE McCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
UI offers courses for educators over the ICN
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Utilizing the interactive distance education technology
of the Iowa Communications Network (ICN), the University of Iowa Center
for Credit Programs is sponsoring courses this spring of interest to educators
across the state.
Teachers, counselors, school administrators, librarians and other education
professionals can take the courses for graduate credit, licensure, or for
professional development. Classes begin Jan. 19 and continue through May
Of special interest to administrators and professional marketing staff
at schools, colleges, and community groups is "Strategic Marketing
and Institutional Development." Participants will learn marketing
concepts and skills to use in their organizations' planning and decision-making
efforts. Students work in teams on marketing projects of mutual interest.
The course will be offered Wednesdays, Jan. 20 to May 12 from 6:30 p.m.
to 9 p.m. at ICN sites in Boone, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Dubuque, Emmetsburg,
Mason City, Sioux City, West Burlington, and West Des Moines.
Community college educators seeking teaching licensure may enroll in
these ICN classes:
-- "Teaching of Adults," an upper-level, three-credit-hour
course that meets from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Jan. 21
at these sites: Afton, Ankeny, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs,
Dubuque, Estherville, Fort Dodge, Mason City, Ottumwa, Pleasant Valley,
Sioux City, Waterloo, and West Des Moines.
-- "Curriculum Development," an upper-level, three-credit-hour
course that meets from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, beginning Jan. 25 at these
sites: Bettendorf, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Estherville, Fort Dodge,
Marshalltown, Mason City, Mount Ayr, Ottumwa, Peosta, Sheldon, Sioux City,
Waterloo, and West Burlington.
-- "Foundations of Vocational Education," an upper-level,
two- to three-credit-hour course that meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays,
beginning Jan. 19 at these sites: Ankeny, Avoca, Bettendorf, Burlington,
Council Bluffs, Dubuque, Emmetsburg, Fort Dodge, Greenfield, Johnston,
Marshalltown, Mason City, Ottumwa, Sioux City, and Waterloo.
Administrators, researchers, and educators working in libraries and
information centers can take advantage of courses offered via the ICN by
the UI School of Library and Information Science.
This semester's offerings include:
--"Foundations of Library and Information Science" a graduate-level,
two-credit-hour-course is scheduled for Mondays from 7:10 p.m. to 9 p.m.
starting Jan. 25 at ICN sites in Council Bluffs, Davenport, Ida Grove,
Newton, Mason City, Olin, Orange City, Ottumwa, Sioux City, Villisca, West
Burlington, West Des Moines.
--" Research Methods in Library Science, a graduate-level, three-semester-hour
course will meet Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. starting Jan. 19 at
ICN sites in Council Bluffs, Davenport, Ida Grove, Mason City, Olin, Orange
City, Ottumwa, Sioux City, Villisca, West Burlington, and West Des Moines.
--"Online Information Systems," a graduate-level, three-semester-hour
course will meet Mondays, from 5:10 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting Jan. 25 at
ICN sites in Council Bluffs, Davenport, Ida Grove, Newton, Mason City,
Olin, Orange City, Ottumwa, Sioux City, Villisca, West Burlington, and
West Des Moines.
The ICN is an advanced fiber optic telecommunications network linking
educational sites across the state. The UI piloted use of the system in
spring 1993 and is among its leading users in providing credit courses.
The ICN provides for interactive video and audio communication for participants
at all sites.
ICN sites may be subject to change. In some instances additional ICN
sites may be provided, depending on availability and interest.
Tuition is $112 per semester hour for undergraduates and $176 per semester
hour for graduate students. A deferred payment plan and a limited number
of scholarships are also available.
For registration information, contact the Center for Credit Programs,
The University of Iowa, 116 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa 52242;
call toll-free: 1-800-272-6430; fax: (319) 335-2001; email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
World Wide Web: http://www.uiowa.edu/~ccp