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CCNMTL joins the Information Services Division

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January 31, 2003. Columbia's Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) has joined the University's Information Services Division, which also includes the University Libraries, the Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia (EPIC), the Center for Research on Information Access (CRIA), and Academic Information Systems (AcIS). The move of CCNMTL to the Information Services Division signals the University's commitment to the Center as an important educational and research unit at Columbia.

Frank Moretti, CCNMTL executive director, said, "By becoming part of Information Services we, CCNMTL, are now closer to those who have been our strategic partners from the beginning." He continued, "We are excited by the new possibilities that this close relationship allows, as we continue the process with our faculty collaborators of discovering and inventing purposeful uses of digital media in the university's educational programs. At the Center, we have already established a very strong working relationship with Jim Neal and his team and foresee many opportunities for extending and enhancing our common efforts."

Jim Neal, vice president for information services and University librarian at Columbia, predicts "an outstanding partnership among our now expanded family of electronic pedagogy, electronic publishing, research and development, academic computing and network services, and digital libraries." He added, "The beneficiaries of bringing CCNMTL into the larger Information Services organization will be our students and faculty who will see new and expanded initiatives and innovation in educational technology and learning design."

CCNMTL is a service of Columbia University whose goal is to enhance teaching and learning through the purposeful use of new media. We form partnerships with faculty, providing them with as much support as they need in everything from the construction of course websites to the development of more advanced projects. CCNMTL is committed to remaining a leader in its field, engaging with its faculty partners in the reinvention of education for the digital age.

The Information Services Division at Columbia University includes Academic Information Systems (AcIS), the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL), the Center for Research on Information Access (CRIA), Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia (EPIC), and the University Libraries.