Indiana State University has many resources which, as an integral part of the institution, facilitate learning, contribute to the total education and success of its students, and also serve faculty and administrators in performance of their duties and the enhancement of their continuing professional development. What follows are selections of examples of special resources available at Indiana State University.
The Cunningham Memorial Library (CML) collection includes more than 1.4 million items in print and electronic format. As a member of the Library Consortium of Vigo County, ISU students may access the collective library holdings of CML, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and the Vigo County Public Library through the online catalog called Fusion. More than 130 public computers are available throughout the Library. Printers, document scanners and photocopiers are also available. Collaborative, group, and individual study areas are offered as well as group study rooms. The following services are available and/or located in the Library:
Hours of Operation: During the Spring and Fall semesters the Library maintains a 24/5 operating schedule with reduced hours on Fridays and Saturdays. A complete schedule of hours and events is located on the CML website.
Research Support Services
The Office of Sponsored Programs is the pre-award grant and contract office. The primary mission of the office is to assist ISU faculty, staff, and students in obtaining external funds to support their research, creative, service, and other activities. The office also provides University review and record keeping functions for all proposals submitted and funded, and a variety of other administrative tasks. Support to the Institutional Review Board for review of human subject research is also provided. The office offers both source-finding and proposal development assistance. To assist proposal writers in their search for grant funding, the office maintains electronic databases and other sources of information, which describe governmental (public) and foundation/endowment (private) grant programs and organizations. Once a potential grant program is identified, the professional staff in the office can assist with the various phases of proposal preparation and budget and assurance issues, and other topics involved with externally sponsored activities. For additional information, visit the Office of Sponsored Programs website.
Advanced Technology Studies
The Consortium for Advanced Technological Studies was organized to offer the doctor of philosophy in technology management. This is an unique organization of five universities having studies in technology including Bowling Green State University; University of Central Missouri; East Carolina University; Indiana State University; and North Carolina A&T State University. The Consortium brings together leading schools/colleges of technology in the United States to capitalize on existing resources and faculty expertise in specialized areas of technology. The Consortium universities have been recognized for providing continued leadership to the technology, management, and applied engineering profession.
On-line Learning. Indiana State University offers a variety of online courses and full degree programs via the Internet. Most programs are 100% online; a few require a minimal number of visits to the Indiana State campus.
- are the full equivalent of our campus programs,
- receive the same accreditation as campus programs, and
- are taught by ISU faculty.
Special resources are available for on-line learners. Visit Extended Learning’s web site or contact the office for additional information.
State Specific Information. State specific information concerning Indiana State Online distance programs can be found at State Information and should be reviewed before applying for admission.
Internship programs off campus and special clinical facilities on campus are integral parts of many degree programs at Indiana State University. They offer the kind of practical on-the-job experience and cooperative links with industry and community agencies which foster the advancement of knowledge. Graduate training and work experience are available in such areas as college student affairs administration, communication disorders, counseling, criminology, economics, education, geography and geology, history, political science, psychology, school administration, and sociology. Among the clinical facilities on campus which are used in the development of specialized skills are the Counseling Clinic, the Porter School Psychology Center, the Psychology Clinic, and the Rowe Center for Communicative Disorders. For more detailed descriptions of these programs and facilities, see individual departmental listings.
Graduate Student Association
The Graduate Student Association is the official representational body for ISU graduate students. This organization works strategically to facilitate and enhance communication between graduate students, ISU administrative offices, and other campus organizations. The association’s functions and operations are currently funded by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs through the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. The Graduate Student Association participates annually in the research symposium and graduate student orientation. Representatives of the GSA serve on committees which promote and advance the academic interests and experiences of graduate students including assisting ISU with recruitment, retention of graduate students, diversity, and university award selection. Also, the GSA strives to facilitate the professional development of its members by providing scholarship opportunities for attending and presenting at conferences as well as researching.
Indiana University School of Medicine, Terre Haute
Students accepted into the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) may attend all four years of medical school at any of the nine statewide campuses, including the Terre Haute site located on the campus of Indiana State University. Courses in the Foundational Sciences are taught during Phase I and include in the first year, Transitions I, Human Structure, Molecules to Cells to Tissues, Foundations of Clinical Practice I, Fundamentals of Health and Disease, Host Defense, and Neuroscience and Behavior. Clinical exposure is provided to medical students from the first year in cooperation with Union Health System, the Hamilton Center, Terre Haute Regional Hospital, the Harsha Center, and other community health centers and physicians. After successful completion of the first year of medical school, students take the second year courses, which include five Understanding Diseases of Systems Courses (Cardiovascular and Hematology, Renal and Respiratory, G.I. and Nutrition, Musculoskeletal and Dermatology, and Endocrinology and Reproduction Biology) and Fundamentals of Clinical Practice II. In phase II and III of the IUSM curriculum, medical students perform monthly required and elective clerkships. Clerkship roations have been established in health systems and community hospitals throughout Indiana, as part of the Indiana University School of Medicine statewide system for medical education.
In fall 2008, the Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute added the Rural Medical Education Program in which selected incoming medical students attend all four years of medical school at the Terre Haute campus. This program emphasizes early and rapid acquisition of clinical skills, the study of medicine from the perspectives of the rural physician and rural patients, and an understanding of the community context of rural medicine. This program provides needed physicians to rural communities as well as provides educational opportunities in medicine for students from rural areas of Indiana.
Since 1997, Indiana State University and Indiana University School of Medicine, Terre Haute have conducted a joint Bachelor/Medical Doctor (B/MD) Program. Interested and qualified high school students from rural counties apply and are to this program. The students complete their Bachelor degree at Indiana State University and their medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Requests for information about the Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute should be directed to Dr. Taihung Duong, Associate Dean and Director. For additional information, visit the IUSM-Terre Haute website.