President's Annual Report
PIONEERING TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES
Without a doubt, information technology impacts the ways in which students will learn, as well as their performance beyond CMC. Over the last several years, the College has made substantial investments in infrastructure and associated information technology personnel, and this remains a key initiative. Led by Professor Cynthia Humes, Associate Dean for Academic Computing, CMC is pursuing two major grant-based initiatives: one from the Mellon Foundation, and one from the Atlantic Philanthropies. Under the Mellon program, CMC heads a very well received program to coordinate technology training and support across The Claremont Colleges. Demand for the workshops and services offered through this program have been strong, and participants report great satisfaction with the offerings. Through the Atlantic Philanthropies grant, CMC has begun implementing a technology fluency initiative, which will teach technology skills across the curriculum.
The teaching facilities of the college have also been augmented by these technology initiatives. This year, the Fletcher Jones classroom was rebuilt with new workstations; additionally, the audio-visual systems in all Roberts North classrooms were updated. Each classroom in the Roberts North building now hosts a dedicated computer in the lectern, eliminating the need for faculty to reserve laptops in advance.