In this section you will find information on the individual schools, centers and institutes affiliated with SIUE.
College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) provides excellent educational opportunities for thousands of students each year. The College is the largest academic unit at SIUE and offers degree programs in the arts, humanities, laboratory sciences and social sciences taught by dynamic faculty and staff. (adapted from the CAS website).
East St. Louis Center
The SIUE East St. Louis Center has had a major impact in the rejuvenation of the city and the Southwestern Illinois region. The Center, working with a myriad of partners, has long been an important resource to area citizens by offering education, childcare services, family counseling and community outreach programs. For the last 45 years it has served to Empower People and Strengthen Communities. The Center's presence has come to symbolize a positive future for the people of the East St.Louis area. The Center's dedicated and expert staff has worked selflessly to improve the quality of life for individuals and families by coordinating and mobilizing the university's resources to provide educational opportunities.
The Lovejoy Library
The vast collection held by Lovejoy Library includes more than 23,000 electronic journals, 10,000 electronic books, 5,000 video/DVDs, and 1,000,000 volumes. Nationally recognized Library and Information Services staff offers a wide variety of services that support student success. Includes the National Ragtime and Jazz Archive. (adapted from library web site)
The School of Education
The School of Education at SIUE, comprised of multiple academic disciplines and serving the citizens of the southwest Illinois metropolitan region, prepares educators and other professionals by:
*integrating inquiry based teaching, research, theory, and practice;
engaging learners in an inviting, collaborative, and rigorous academic atmosphere;
*challenging learners to synthesize discipline-based knowledge and to generate new perspectives;
*stimulating critical dialogue about social justice and equity that encourages ethical action;
*promoting participation in change strategies that serve the individual, the organization, and the community.
Approximately 60% of students are enrolled in educator preparation programs (eg. teacher, administrator) and 40% of students are enrolled in programs preparing them for careers in business/industry, fitness/sports, mental health, and various clinic settings. The teacher education curriculum offers extensive field experiences in a variety of rural, urban, and metropolitan locations. Each semester, approximately 500 teacher education students train in public school classrooms. The School of Education maintains partnerships with more than 50 districts and more than 160 schools. At the graduate level, certain programs contain options or specializations which provide areas of more intensive study.
You can access more helpful information, including a table detailing the five departments of the School of Education as well as its many noteworthy facilities, in this word file:
SIUE's School of Education at a glance
The School of Engineering
The School of Engineering provides innovative engineering, computer science and construction education to its undergraduates, graduate students, as well as employed professionals in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The faculty members in its seven departments and two research units conduct basic and applied research and outreach activities in partnership with others that contribute to technological advancement of their fields. Recently developed research facilities include the Computer Vision and Image Processing Laboratory, a shake table with a 5-foot square specimen anchor plate, and a Human-Computer Interaction Usability Lab. Large-scale collaborative research activities include the Green Roof collaborative research project in which SIUE faculty are teaming up with the Green Roof Environmental Network, Green Roof Blocks™, The University of Georgia and The University of Missouri at Columbia to evaluate green roof performance.
See here for additional detail on the individual departments: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction, Electrical Engineering, Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. Research units: Southwest Illinois Advanced Manufacturing Center, Environmental Resources Training Center. Education outreach: Engineering and Science Program, WYSE, Summer Bridge.
The National Corn-To-Ethanol Research Center
The NCERC conducts research in the biofuels industry in the areas of unment need. This not-for-profit institution serves as a bridge between academia and industry as we work with representatives from both sectors. The Center also provides workforce training in the plant and lab by providing hands-on experience in an industrial environment thereby providing training for undergraduates and graduates as they prepare for jobs in industry and/or the sciences. The Center hosts visitors from all over the world from academic audiences, to senior citizens, to clients for the industry. The NCERC pilot plant is the only pilot facility with the full capability to process any grain feedstock to fuel ethanol and co-products.
The School of Business
According to The Princeton Review, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has one of the best Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-accredited MBA programs in the world. The Princeton Review, known for its college rankings based on how students rate their schools, recently released the current data in the 2007 edition of its annual guidebook, Best 282 Business Schools. Fewer than 15 percent of business schools worldwide have earned the prestigious AACSB accreditation, a seal of approval that the SIUE School has earned each year since 1975. SIUE's accounting program also is accredited through AACSB. Less than 33 percent of AACSB-accredited business schools hold an accounting accreditation. (adapted from a Business School press release).
The School of Dental Medicine
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine is proud of its established tradition of graduating well-prepared general practitioners of dentistry. As the only dental school in Illinois outside Cook County, and the only dental school within 250 miles of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, the SIU dental school also fulfills a definitive need for oral health care for central Illinois, southern Illinois, and the greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area, especially the Metro East. Through the care provided at our Main Clinic in Alton, our Community Clinic in East St. Louis and the Implant Clinic in Edwardsville, as well as through our community outreach programs, we continue to meet the oral health needs of our community. (adapted from the Dental School web site)
The School of Nursing
The School of Nursing (www.siue.edu/NURSING) provides state-of-the-art theoretical and clinical courses to its undergraduate and graduate students and nursing professionals throughout the Southern Illinois Region. The faculty in two departments conduct research, consult on health care issues, provide direct patient/family/community health services, and contribute to professional education regionally, nationally and internationally
The School occupies a floor in a three-story building, which provides study, educational and research facilities for faculty and students. The School offers three undergraduate programs: a four-year traditional baccalaureate program, 15-month accelerated baccalaureate program, and a RN to BS program for registered nurses. The graduate Master of Science degree offers graduate education in Nursing and Health Care Administration, Nurse Educator, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Anesthesia.
The Simulated Learning Center for Health Sciences (SLCHS) is a state-of-the-art facility. The SLCHS includes private physical assessment rooms, testing rooms with computer-controlled mannequins including an adult fully interactive model, pediatric computerized model, and pregnant computerized model. The room also boasts a 40 bed Pyxsis medication station and an OB/Neonate room as well as patient care bays for students to practice. Each room and patient bay has a computer and the student can access key web sites as well as other media to assist in skill acquisition. Four computer stations are available for viewing CD ROMs. The simulator testing rooms are controlled by faculty in an adjacent computer room with one-way mirrors, computers, and sound system. In this configuration the faculty make changes to the computer program running the mannequin without the students being aware of the changes. The students are observed and tested on the appropriateness of their responses to the patient status changes. Students' activities in the simulator testing rooms are video-taped so students and faculty can review the tape and focus on what was done well and what needs improvement.
In addition to individual offices for tenure-track and tenured faculty, seminar rooms, laboratory space, and administrative offices, the School has a computer laboratory and computerized classroom. Every faculty member has a personal computer and printer in their offices with email and internet connections. The School of Nursing has a web-based page within the Blackboard system that includes a network based skills video that demonstrates clinical nursing skills using real patients.
The School has degree granting authority from the Illinois Board of Higher Education. The School holds professional accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education through 2008. The School is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
The School of Pharmacy
SIUE's new School of Pharmacy offers a professional program leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy. The School of Pharmacy values excellence in teaching, pharmacy practice, research/scholarship and service, and adds a new research discipline in the Southern Illinois and Metro East region. School of Pharmacy students continue to serve the Central and Southern Illinois Community through fieldwork practice, providing many hours of community service. Nearly 500 students applied to enter their first year at the SIUE School of Pharmacy for the 2006-07 academic year. On August 7, 2006, the School welcomed 80 new students in the Class of 2010.
Three School of Pharmacy faculty members recently received honorable mention in the Innovations in Teaching Competition from the American Colleges of Pharmacy for their design of a community learning environment orientation program for students.
Dr. Ron Worthington received a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant for a three-year research study addressing microbial growth and monitoring during bioprocessing.
The SIUE School of Pharmacy is the first new Pharmacy school to have a student place in the top 10 of the National Patient Counseling Competition conducted by the American Pharmacists Association. Jennifer Lurk finished in the top 10 in this widely recognized national competition.
Two School of Pharmacy Students, Jason Scott and Mary Stunson, are among the 15 national scholarship winners from about 90 schools of pharmacy across the country. Each student received a $5,000 scholarship from the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education's Gateway to Research Scholarships program. They will conduct research on blood thinner resistance for heart patients and the effect of obesity on insulin resistance and diabetes.