Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Grants & Awards

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Grants & Awards

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The Foundation for Independent Higher Education (FIHE) has awarded five collaboration grants total ling over $248,0000 to seventeen of its member institutions. The grants, funded by Ameritech Distance Collaboration Grants Program, were as follows:

Connecticut College, Trinity College, Wesleyan University, and Denison University have been awarded Language On-Line, a program designed to bring together faculty, technologists, and students to create a working model of an Internet-based resource for teaching German.

Bellarmine College, Huntington College, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Illinois College were awarded Using Technology to Support an Integrated Curriculum in Chemistry, an initiative to reform first and second-year Chemistry. These colleges will establish a Web site through which students learn collaboratively and cooperatively via "chat rooms," virtual reality laboratories, homework exercises, and use of auxiliary materials online.

The other institutions involved with the FIHE grants were identified in the November 27 issue.

The National Science Foundation has awarded a series of twenty-eight new grants totalling over $22.5 million for research in Learning and Intelligent Systems (LIS), which is a broad range of studies that could lead to rapid and radical advances in how humans learn and create. …

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