Provost Committee on Distributed Learning, 1999-2000

Provost Robert Barchi has announced the 1999-2000 membership of the Provost's Committee on Distributed Learning, with the notation that "Penn will be making important decisions over the next year or two about the direction of its educational mission in the age of networked information. It is clear that these decisions will affect the traditional on-campus community and give us the opportunity to connect with new audiences, or connect with old audiences in new ways, beyond the campus boundaries." A memorandum to the members said the Provost intends "to set a firm direction from the center and to encourage schools to think hard about their own strategic directions in this area." The members are:

  • Louis Berneman, Managing Director, Center for Technology Transfer
  • Margaret Cotroneo, Associate Professor of Nursing in Psychiatry
  • Dennis DeTurck, Professor and Chair of Mathematics
  • Joseph Farrell, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, SAS
  • Alan Filreis, Professor of English; Faculty Director of Kelly Writers House
  • Raymond Fonseca, Dean of the School of Dental Medicine
  • Oscar Gandy, Professor of Communication, Annenberg School
  • Patrick Harker, Interim Dean of the Wharton School
  • Alan Mann, Professor of Anthropology; Curator of Physical Anthropology
  • Gail Morrison, Vice Dean for Education, School of Medicine
  • James O'Donnell, Vice Provost, Information Systems & Computing, Chair
  • Martin Rapisarda, Director of Alumni Relations
  • Anne Whiston Spirn, Co-Director of the Urban Studies Program, GSFA
  • Kenneth Tobin, Professor of Educational Leadership, GSE
  • Jan Van Der Spiegel, Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering, SEAS
  • David Williams, Professor of Psychology


Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 6, October 5, 1999

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