Help is on the way for UI faculty and staff members who have been wanting to cruise the information superhighway, but who haven't known where the on-ramp is. The UI is offering a short course on the Internet early this summer on the Urbana-Champaign campus. The purpose of the noncredit course, "Exploring the Information Superhighway," is to teach UI faculty and staff members "how to explore the Internet, using resources such as Mosaic, Telnet, Gopher and others," said Emily Schroeder, associate head of Extramural Programs, sponsor of the course. According to Schroeder, the 16-hour workshop is designed for faculty and staff members who have an electronic mail account or are eligible for one; are interested in exploring Internet resources; and use microcomputers. Schroeder said that learning the Internet's capabilities will allow users to access worldwide libraries from their desktop; obtain information on a wide variety of subject areas; exchange ideas and collaborate with others in their field; develop strategies for exploring the Internet; and stay current with changing technologies. Four sections are offered: 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, May 16 through June 8, Section 1 for IBM users, Section 2 for Macintosh users; and 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 17 through June 9, Section 3 for IBM users, Section 4 for Macintosh users. All classes will be held in 10 Education Building. Instructors have extensive experience with computers, networks, telecommunications and trouble-shooting. The deadline to register is Tuesday, and the fee is $98. Space is limited. More information is available by calling the Office of Statewide Programming at 333-6305. Extramural Programs is a unit of the UI Office of Continuing Education and Public Service.