Office of Administration and Finance
                     UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

III-7.00(A)    UMB Policy on Technology Fluency

(Approved by the President: April 30, 2002

As an academic health, human services, and law campus, UMB must
ensure that its graduates have the requisite skills to use state-
of-the-art information technology and to adapt to developing
technology in settings ranging from the research laboratory to
practice settings. To prepare students to use technology in their
professions, educational programs will incorporate technology
within the context of student learning and professional practice.

Each School will ensure that its graduates possess the skills
needed to:

       Acquire, assess, and demonstrate mastery of  existing
      knowledge and information (e.g., searching of online 
      literature databases and electronic journals; ability 
      to take computer-based practice examinations);
       Generate and disseminate new knowledge and information
      (e.g., analysis using spreadsheet and statistical 
      packages, use of presentation software);

       Communicate electronically (e.g., use of email, word
      processing packages)
       Provide professional care (e.g., recording of patient
      information, skill in manipulating 2-D and 3-D images, 
      skill in using clinical simulation and robotic systems);
       Conduct research (e.g., implementation of effective search
      strategies; creation of databases);
       Understand ethical issues relating to the use of
      information, information technology, and networks.

Each School shall develop a statement of the information
technology competencies required by its profession and/or
disciplines and a description of the way in which it ensures that
its graduates possess the required competencies. These statements
shall be filed with the Vice President for Academic Affairs.