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  • IUPUI's accreditation was unconditionally reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Accreditation must be reaffirmed every ten years in order for students to qualify for federal financial aid, so the stakes are high. Accrediting standards are also increasingly rigorous, and unconditional reaffirmation is no longer the norm. The Commission's report commended IUPUI for excellent and innovative academic programs, improvements in the learning environment, and civic engagement. All academic and administrative units on the campus were involved in the reaffirmation efforts, which were led by the Division of Planning and Institutional Improvement and the Office of Academic Affairs.
  • IUPUI was once again recognized by U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges Report for offering "Programs to Look For" in service learning, the first-year experience, and learning communities. Service learning at IUPUI is coordinated by the Center for Service and Learning. Learning communities and first-year seminars are offered campus-wide for entering freshmen, with overall coordination by University College. IUPUI has been included in these categories since U.S. News & World Report began featuring "Programs to Look For" in 2002.
  • IUPUI is one of only 11 universities selected by the National Science Foundation and the College Board to pilot an innovative introductory computer science course aimed at addressing critical regional and national shortages of trained computer scientists. To be offered by the Department of Computer Science in the School of Science, the course will introduce students to seven broad, cutting-edge themes of computer science and use innovative teaching techniques to help them grasp the discipline's breadth of application and potential to transform the world. Feedback from the pilots will help NSF and the College Board design the final curriculum, to be offered as an AP course to high school students, as well as at the college level. The IUPUI pilot, which will also be supported by the Center for Teaching and Learning, advances the campus's commitment to advancing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education at the PK-12 and postsecondary levels.
  • IUPUI schools inaugurated innovative undergraduate degree programs in 2012-2013. Among others, these included: a B.S. in Technical Communication, offered by the School of Engineering and Technology, to respond to the demand for professionals who can communicate complex technical information in written and digital media; a B.A. in Applied Computer Science, within the School of Science, to provide a strong computing foundation to students seeking technology careers in various industries; a School of Science B.S. in Neuroscience, an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for careers in medicine, research, health-related sciences, and biotechnology; and a B.A. in Medical Humanities and Health Studies within the School of Liberal Arts, offering an interdisciplinary perspective on medicine, health and illness for students in liberal arts and pre-health professions.
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