Indiana University School of Informatics
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The Indiana University School of Informatics is an academic unit of Indiana University.
The School of Informatics includes the School of Informatics at IUPUI and the School of Informatics and Computing at Bloomington, where programs include computer science and informatics. Overall, the School confers four undergraduate, seven masters, and three doctoral degrees as well as minors and certificates. The School is dedicated to excellence in education and research, to partnerships that bolster economic development and entrepreneurship, and to increasing opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities in computing and technology. As of April 2011, approximately 1348 students are enrolled on the Bloomington campus (IUB), as well as 783 on the Indianapolis campus (IUPUI).
The School of Informatics was founded in 2000 as the first school of its kind in the United States. That fall, the first classes were offered on both campuses. Two years later, in 2002, the School hired its first full professor (Bill Aspray) and conferred its first degrees (22 students).
By the end of 2004, the School had buildings of its own – a former sorority house on the north side of the Bloomington campus, and the newly constructed Informatics and Communications Technology Complex (ICTC) building on the IUPUI campus. In 2005, the computer science department joined the School in Bloomington, significantly changing the research and course offerings of the five-year old organization. At that time, the School had 1500 students and had graduated 600 students.
In 2007, with the retirement of founding dean Mike Dunn, Bobby Schnabel, former vice provost/associate vice chancellor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, took over and remains dean today. The School continues to grow, today boasting more than 100 faculty, nearly 2000 students and four buildings between the two campuses.
- www.soic.indiana.edu (homepage of School of Informatics and Computing)
- www.informatics.iupui.edu (homepage of IUPUI School of Informatics)
- www.iub.edu (homepage of Indiana University Bloomington)
- www.iupui.edu (homepage of IUPUI)