Faculty Fellows 2007-2008
Julie Novak, Professor of Nursing
Patricia Rochon, Professor of Communication
Rick Homkes, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Technology
Homkes' course, Supervised Practicum, is a project based course for students in the Computer and Information Technology department. Students work to enhance the Information Technology capabilities of non-profit organizations that provide services to the community. Students elicit and analyze the requirements, then design and implement the IT solution. Planning documents and client communication are required as the project progresses. Sample projects have included training center networks, web sites, databases, and virtual private networks.
Scott Schaffer, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Terry Burton, Associate Professor of Computer Graphics Technology
In Burton's course, Contemporary Problems in Applied Computer Graphics, there are opportunities for students to pursue Service-Learning projects. The breadth and depth of undergraduate research focused on such projects has resulted in significant contributions in various fields. As examples: this semester, CGT seniors are preparing strategies for a community development project for the Remington-Wolcott rehabilitation project, creating software to help manage hay distribution in post catastrophe environments for the National Forage Council, Greater Lafayette Visitors Bureau, developing instructional media for pre-hip replacement surgery for at risk populations and information/scheduling web software for the animal assisted therapy community. Previous student research groups have developed and delivered products for the National Stuttering Foundation, Indianapolis Art Museum, soliciting funding support for a disabled child, simulation media for fire fighter training and numerous multi-media instructional units for public education. The student's Service-Learning efforts have resulted in published articles, market ready projects, donations and entrepreneurial activities.