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Computer Science and Information Systems. Growth Opportunities October 8, 2010. Overview. Background on Department Current department size and structure Programs offered Enrollment and employment trends Research Opportunities for Growth. Department Size.

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Computer science and information systems

Computer Science and Information Systems

Growth Opportunities

October 8, 2010

Presentation to College of STEM Advisory Board


Overview
Overview

  • Background on Department

    • Current department size and structure

    • Programs offered

    • Enrollment and employment trends

    • Research

  • Opportunities for Growth

Presentation to College of STEM Advisory Board


Department size
Department Size

  • Twelve full-time faculty members, including chairperson(Fourteen as recently as 2005-06)

  • One Administrative Assistant

  • Adjunct faculty members: 10 to 15

  • Three GAs, four TAs, several RAs

  • Undergraduate student workers for office and labs

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Degree programs offered
Degree Programs Offered

  • Graduate Program (Master of Computing and Information Systems)

  • Computer Science (Bachelor of Science)

  • Computer Information Systems (BSAS/AAS)

  • Information Technology (BSAS/AAS)

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Degree programs offered1
Degree Programs Offered

  • Several Individualized Curriculum Programs (ICP**):

    • Web Communications

    • Computer Forensics

    • Media and Interface Design

      **An ICP allows an alternative path for reaching an undergraduate degree, when this cannot be achieved through a conventional program.

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Enrollment trends
Enrollment Trends

Undergraduate Programs:

Produce 19% of baccalaureate degrees in YSU STEM College. (2009)

Source: YSU Office of Institutional Research

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Enrollment trends1
Enrollment Trends

  • Graduate Program:

Produce 22% of graduate degrees in YSU STEM College. (2009)

Source: YSU Office of Institutional Research

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Employment trends
Employment Trends

  • Projected growth in jobs for Computer Professionals:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment
Employment

  • Partial list of companies hiring our graduates in recent years:

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Employer partnerships
Employer Partnerships

  • Listing of companies that are working or have worked with CSIS faculty include

    • Zethus through YBI

    • Zerco

    • Azork

    • Notify

    • SenSource

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Collaborative research
Collaborative Research

  • Research areas with recent collaborations with STEM, YSU, or external partners include:

    • Data mining and machine learning

    • Network security

    • Network energy consumption

    • Biometrics

    • Biomedical imaging

    • Multimedia

    • Online learning

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Research grant production highlights
Research & Grant Production Highlights

  • Research and grant activity from 2006 t0 2010 produced

    • 35 refereed publications

    • 11 masters theses + 30 masters capstone projects

    • 10 external undergraduate research experiences

    • 8 graduates entered doctoral programs

    • 2 international visiting scholars

    • $2,400,000 in external funding (PI and Co-PI, 12 grants)

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Growth opportunities
Growth Opportunities

  • Enhance current programs

    • Create new courses in areas such as

    • Recruit and retain additional quality students

    • Utilize distance education

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Growth opportunities1
Growth Opportunities

  • Support businesses / support economic development

    • Increase internships

    • Increase business partnerships

    • Develop business-computer technology support mechanism

    • Increase collaborative research

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Growth opportunities2
Growth Opportunities

  • Expand support to ALL YSU students

    • Develop additional service courses

  • Renovate and expand facilities

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Summary
Summary

  • CSIS provides three undergraduate programs and one graduate degree program.

  • Enrollment is high and is increasing.

  • Demand for CS/IT graduates will continue.

  • CSIS faculty collaborate on research projects

  • Many growth opportunities.

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Discussion
Discussion

  • What opportunities do you see?

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