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Drexel To Provide IRT Support to Cabrini College
Drexelís Office of Information Resources and Technology, under the direction of Vice President for Information Resources and Technology Dr. John Bielic, will provide several contracted services. These include helping Cabrini establish a fully wireless CyberCampus, perform network monitoring and analysis, and upgrade the Collegeís current end-user support system. The partnership will also offer resources in instructional design, create more on-line courses, provide additional support to faculty interested in on-line and Web-based instruction and develop Web-based academic support materials.
"Cabrini is committed to updating its technology infrastructure for the benefit of its students, faculty and staff," said President Papadakis. "Drexel better understands the technological challenges facing Cabrini than an outside corporation."
The demand for sophisticated technology has grown during the past three years at Cabrini, a Roman Catholic undergraduate college located in suburban Philadelphia serving 2,000 students. "Drexel is clearly ahead of the curve on integrating emerging technologies into the academic setting," said Cabriniís President, Dr. Antoinette Iadarola. "We are sure other colleges will follow this model in the future."
Employees from both institutions will staff the redesigned IRT area at Cabrini. Dr. Jan Biros, Drexelís associate vice president for instructional technology and campus outreach, has been serving as acting director of technology at Cabrini. Since Biros came on board, seven Cabrini faculty members introduced online courses, online classes have been scheduled for the summer and Microsoft software has been distributed to all full-time faculty.