JHU Press names new director
Most students graduating with a liberal arts degree hope their
education prepares them for any sort of job. Jim Jordan's
experience not only led to gainful employment but provided him
with a professional philosophy, one that has served him well
during a 25-year career in publishing.
Jordan succeeds Willis Regier as director of
Hopkins University Press. When he begins his tenure on Sept.
28, he will bring along a tradition of working closely with
scholars. It's a relationship that bloomed during his days as an
undergraduate at a small liberal arts college in St. Petersburg,
Technology Fellows Program is
Faculty members at Hopkins may be experts in their academic
fields, but that doesn't guarantee they're wizards with the
latest Internet software. Professors who want to enhance their
courses with advanced digital technology may need help, and a new
university-wide program promises to provide it.
Hopkins has launched a Technology Fellows
Program that will team computer-savvy students with experienced
faculty members and electronic resource experts. The goal is to
expand existing courses and create new ones by using cutting-edge
educational tools, including interactive World Wide Web pages and
online discussion groups.
"We're trying to go beyond what is typically
available in the classroom," said Candice Dalrymple, who chairs
the university's Subcommittee on Electronic and
Distance Education, SEDE, which developed the program. "This
might be a perfect opportunity for faculty members and students
to get involved in a sustained effort that uses the latest
digital technologies to enhance the learning process here."
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