Update: The RIT course has been revised. It is now the Fundamentals of Information Technology (FIT).
This web site provides information on the work of the ad-hoc Research and Information Technology Committee appointed by Provost Carpenter to develop the Research & Information Technology core course. This is one of three ad-hoc committees working on components of the new core curriculum at Calvin College (to begin in Fall, 2001). The RIT Committee delivered its course proposal to the Core Curriculum committee on February 11, 2000. It was approved (with minor editorial changes) by the Core Curriculum committee on February 29, 2000. Educational Policy Committee approved the proposal on April 4, 2000.
Joel Adams, Dawn Bush, Glenn Remelts, Karen Saupe, Steve VanderLeest (chair)
A preliminary proposal that will support RIT development has been submitted to FIPSE (Fund for the Improvement for Post-Secondary Education), and Calvin has been invited to submit a final proposal. You can view the five page preliminary proposal here:
Our final proposal went to the core curriculum committee on February 11, 2000. You may look at it on-line in two different formats:
You can still see the draft proposal that was available in November, 1999. You may look at it on-line in two different formats:
If you would like a paper version, contact Steve VanderLeest or x6559).
This page is maintained by Steve
It was last modified on 11 Feb 2000.