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Inside Iowa State
April 18, 1996

Extended education gets look, too

by Linda Charles
A task force that will study ways to improve extended education has been created by the provost and college deans.

The task force, chaired by associate provost Ed Lewis, will study how the university could better serve students who are not full-time resident students.

The task force will consider such ideas as offering more evening and weekend classes, and offering more classes off- campus or through the ICN. The task force also will examine characteristics of the university's system that could impede the enrollment and progress of these non-traditional students, Lewis said.

"The task force will look at ways to stimulate a significant increase in the courses and programs available to these students," Lewis said, "and to make it easier for them to get into the system."

Other committee members include assistant provost Ellen Rasmussen; Marcia Bankirer, director of extended and continuing education; Eric Hoiberg, associate dean of agriculture; Mike Crumb, associate professor of transportation and logistics; Ann Thompson, chair of curriculum and instruction; Ted Okiishi, associate dean of engineering; Dianne Draper, associate dean of family and consumer sciences; Zora Zimmerman, associate dean of liberal arts and sciences; Eldon Uhlenhopp, associate dean of veterinary medicine; and Bill Summers, associate professor of horticulture, representing the Faculty Senate.

Suggestions or concerns should be passed on to the task force member in your college or to Lewis by the end of spring semester.

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