Monday, July 27, 2009

Global Campus renamed "e-Learning Initiative"

The Global Campus Initiative, an e-learning effort that will expand educational access to other student populations, has been renamed "e-Learning Initiative." It was discussed during a meeting of the UI Chancellors and Provostial Committee.

UIS Chancellor Richard Ringeisen said the primary goal was a “grass roots faculty movement” to provide the support and innovation e-LI needs. The budget requested for e-LI was $3.8 million over 3 to 5 years, helping to compensate for an anticipated 4,000 new students, Ringeisen said.

Ringeisen's comments were featured in a July 23, 2009, article in the Daily Illini about the new initiative.

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