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BSIT Request to Establish
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BSIT Request to Establish
BSIT Request to Establish
BSIT Request to Establish
BSIT Request to Establish
BSIT Request to Establish
BSIT Request to Establish
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BSIT Request to Establish
BSIT Request to Establish
BSIT Request to Establish
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  1. Appendix C THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA Request for Authorization to Establish a New Degree Program INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit five copies of the proposal to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, UNC Office of the President. Each proposal should include a 2-3 page executive summary. The signature of the Chancellor is required. Date: October 24, 2008 Constituent Institution: UNCW CIP Discipline Specialty Title: Information Technology CIP Discipline Specialty Number: 11.0103 Level: Baccalaureate Exact Title of the Proposed Program: Information Technology Exact Degree Abbreviation (e.g. B.S., B.A., M.A., M.S., C.A.S.): B.S. Does the proposed program constitute a substantive change as defined by SACS? Yes__ No a) Is it at a more advanced level than those previously authorized? Yes__ No b) Is the proposed program in a new discipline division? Yes____ No Proposed date to establish degree program (allow at least 3-6 months for proposal review): month: August year: 2009 Do you plan to offer the proposed program away from campus during the first year of operation? Yes No I. Description of the Program A. Describe the proposed degree program (i.e., its nature, scope, and intended audience). The Department of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management in the Cameron School of Business will offer a multi-disciplinary program leading to a BS degree in Information Technology (IT). The program will closely follow the guidelines set forth by professional societies for such programs including the Association for Computing Machinery, the Association of Information Systems, and the IEEE Computer Society. The proposed program will consist of 56 hours of required courses and a minimum of 9 hours of electives (total 65 hours). The goals of this program are to develop students’ skills in the critical and practical understanding of information technology and to prepare them for information technology-related work and/or further study at the graduate level. The curriculum will provide a foundation for information technology professionals to have a perspective of the rapidly expanding and evolving science of technology and how it can be managed and leveraged to support and further commerce and trade activities. B. List the educational objectives of the program. The overarching goal of the program is to prepare students as “information technologists” and professionals who can assist general users, including individuals and organizations, in evaluating 1
  2. needs and solving problems related to information technology (IT), as well as in applying IT effectively in a global work environment driven by rapidly changing technology. The primary educational objective of the program is to produce graduates who can enter into and advance in the professions of information technology, as well as continue their education and obtain advanced degrees in this and related fields. With regard to program outcomes, graduates must be able to evaluate current and emerging technologies; identify user needs; design user- friendly interfaces; apply, configure, and manage IT technologies; assess IT impact on individuals, organizations, and the environment; and apply fundamental IT concepts and strategies to real-world problems. Students in the B.S in IT program must complete 30 credit hours of core courses, 26 credit hours of related course work, and 9 credit hours of electives (total of 65 hours). Courses in the core curriculum consist of six new courses and four newly designated CIT courses that are being converted from existing courses in both the CSC and ISOM departments. (Note: we will delete CSC 110, CSC 204, MIS 310, & MIS 312 in the next catalog if this proposal is approved). Core (30 hours): *CIT 110 – Introduction to Information Technology (3). Convert existing CSC 110 into CIT 110. *CIT 204 – Digital Media (3). Convert existing CSC 204 into CIT 204. *CIT 215 – Human Computer Interfaces (3). New course. *CIT 310 – Web Development: Client-side (3). Convert existing MIS 310 into CIT 310. CIT 324 – Network Security Management (3). New course. CIT 352 – Systems Administration (3). Convert existing MIS 312 course into CIT 352. CIT 410 – Web Development: Server-side (3). New course. CIT 411 – Information Systems Analysis (3). New course. CIT 445 – Platform Technologies (3). New course. CIT 480 – IT Resource Planning and Management (3). New course. Required (26 hours): LIB 103 – Introduction to Library Research and Technology (3) CSC 121 – Introduction to Computer Science I (3) CSC 221 – Introduction to Computer Science II (4) *CSC 385 – Professional and Ethical Issues in Computer Science(1). MIS 316 – Business Application Development (3) STT 215 – Introduction to Statistics (3) or *QMM 280 – Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics (3) MAT 151 – Basic Calculus with Applications (3) MIS 323 – Business Telecommunications (3) or CSC 344 – Computer Networks (3) MIS 315 – Management of Database Systems (3) Electives (9 hours): Nine credit hours chosen from either CSC or MIS at the 300-level or higher. Note: * denotes courses currently or planned as online distance education courses. 2
  3. The IT curriculum provides students the opportunity to take several elective courses in addition to required IT core courses. These electives can use used to fulfill concentrations in areas such as web development, computer systems administration, network administration, and project management. Students will obtain a well-rounded education from the basic studies requirements in the Liberal Arts, Business, Mathematics, and Science. C. Describe the relationship of the program to other programs currently offered at the proposing institution, including the common use of: (1) courses, (2) faculty, (3) facilities, and (4) other resources. The proposed program will complement the existing minor in IT, the BS in Computer Science, and the BS in Management Information Systems. It also builds on the working relationship and collaboration between two academic departments, the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, and their jointly offered Master of Science in Computer Science Information Systems program. Core courses in the information technology discipline will be created by faculty in the two departments following guidelines from their professional societies, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) who co-developed international guidelines and accreditation standards for the computer science, information systems, and information technology disciplines. Finally, the two departments have recently moved into a new state-of- the-art Computer Information Systems Building. This new building will be the primary facility of the proposed IT program. II. Justification for the Program—Narrative Statement A. Describe the proposed program as it relates to: 1. The institutional mission and strategic plan With its commitment to intellectual growth and development of problem-solving skills, the mission of the proposed degree program is fully consistent with the mission of UNCW. Like the university of which it is a part, it will be dedicated to excellence in teaching, learning, research, academic achievement, and service to local and global communities. Furthermore, its tie to one of Southeastern North Carolina’s more productive sources of economic development underscores its relevance to the regional interests of this university. The mission statement of UNCW states that it is a “…public comprehensive university dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service.” It further emphasizes its commitment to providing “…an extensive array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels…“, to enrich its quality of life, economy, and education. The proposed program will expand upon existing programs by taking advantage of the extensive faculty expertise in computer science and information systems already available at UNCW. It will provide students with an exciting new degree option in a discipline that is synonymous with the mission of UNCW. Finally, UNCW’s University Strategic Goal I is “Create the most powerful learning experience for our students”. The establishment of a new BS program in IT will support this goal. 3
  4. 2. Student demand There is strong student demand for degree programs in Information Technology as indicated by the number of student minors in IT, survey data from current students, and information from other universities who offer IT degrees. UNCW started an IT Minor in 2004. There are currently 39 minors in the program and it is currently one of the largest minors at the university. A Spring 2008 survey to 104 undergraduate UNCW students in several lower-level computer science and management information systems courses found that 49% (51 of the 104 students) indicated that they would consider a degree in Information Technology if it were available. Since most of the students responding to the survey were not Computer Science and/or Management Information Systems majors (only 21 of the 104 students listed CSC or MIS as their intended major), it is clear there will be a tremendous demand for this new major. In conversations with other schools who have recently begun to offer the Information Technology major (e.g., Georgia Southern and George Mason), we know that there has been great demand from students at other universities as well. At Georgia Southern, for example, the IT major (now housed in an IT Department) has more majors than the computer science department and the information systems department combined! Another example of the anticipated demand for an IT major is the rapid growth of the MS CSIS program. In its first three years, the master’s program currently has over 45 students. 3. Societal need (For graduate, first professional, and baccalaureate professional programs, cite manpower needs in North Carolina and elsewhere.) The UNC Tomorrow report projects the demand for new computer and technology workers to be 23,000 by 2014. This is the third highest growth profession for North Carolina. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) lists “information” as one of the top eight areas for future employment with jobs growing by more than 11 percent by 2014, with some areas growing as much as 67.6 percent. The BLS also states that the five fastest growing occupations are “technology” based with a projection of an addition 1.5 million jobs. The advisory board for the Information Systems and Computer Science departments has reviewed the tentative program and indicated a high need for this program. One member said “can we have this graduate NOW?’ 4. Impact on existing undergraduate and/or graduate academic programs of your institution. (e.g., Will the proposed program strengthen other programs? Will it stretch existing resources? How many of your programs at this level currently fail to meet Board of Governors’ productivity criteria? Is there a danger of proliferation of low-productivity degree programs at the institution?) Establishing a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is a logical next step for the UNCW as it reaches out to students and the community in this highly computerized world. Beginning 1998, the Department of Computer Science separated from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to recognize the need to focus and prepare students for working in computer science. A bachelor of science in Computer Science was created with two major 4
  5. options. The first option emphasizes the study of computers as systems. The second option offers students the opportunity to select a concentration in a computer science application area, including business, biology, chemistry, digital arts, and statistics. With virtually identical core requirements, both options prepare students to attend graduate school in computer science and closely related areas, or to pursue career opportunities following graduation. The Information Systems and Operations Management Department in the Cameron School of Business was created in 2000. It evolved from the Production and Decision Sciences Department in the Cameron School of Business. Students graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems. Students are prepared for graduate school as well as managerial positions in information systems, systems analysis, databases and e-strategies. As a result of continuous expansion in technology, a new area has arisen in the area of information technology (IT). IT is defined by the Information Technology Association of America as the "the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware." Students who have inquired into receiving a degree in IT have been denied the chance to receive a complete education in the field but have had the opportunity to receive a minor in the field. Currently, an interdisciplinary degree minor in IT is offered at UNCW. The need for a degree in IT has come from the work setting. Employers specifically are looking for individuals with skills in data management, computer networking, database administration and more. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists jobs in the IT field to include software publishers; Internet publishing, broadcasting; Internet service providers, Web search portals, and data processing services; as well as telecommunications and publishing. As stated earlier, the proposed program will complement the existing minor in Information Technology, the BS in Computer Science, and the BS in Management Information Systems. It builds on the working relationship and collaboration between two academic departments, the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, and their jointly offered Master of Science in Computer Science Information Systems program. A new state-of-the-art Computer Information Systems Building will house the proposed Information Technology program. B. Discuss potential program duplication and program competitiveness. 1. Identify similar programs offered elsewhere in North Carolina. Indicate the location and distance from the proposing institution. Include a) public and b) private institutions of higher education. At present, only two North Carolina institutions offer undergraduate B.S. degrees in Information Technology: UNC Pembroke (UNCP) and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). A few other institutions in North Carolina offer related degrees, but they are considerably different than what is proposed here. For example, East Carolina University offers a B.S. in Design and a B.S. in Information & Computer Technology, both housed in the Department of Industrial Technology. Elizabeth City State University offers a degree program in Engineering Technology offers specializations in Computer and Information Technology and Mechanical and Automation, both housed in the School of Mathematics, Science and 5
  6. Technology. Finally, the University of North Carolina Charlotte offers a Bachelor of Arts in Software and Information Systems - Information Technology Track which is housed in the Department of Software and Information Systems of the College of Computing and Informatics. 2. Indicate how the proposed new degree program differs from other programs like it in the University. If the program duplicates other UNC programs, explain a) why is it necessary or justified and b) why demand (if limited) might not be met through a collaborative arrangement (perhaps using distance education) with another UNC institution. If the program is a first professional or doctoral degree, compare it with other similar programs in public and private universities in North Carolina, in the region, and in the nation. This is an interdisciplinary degree. A unique aspect of the proposed program at UNCW will be to offer the only undergraduate degree that combines the strength of two academic departments across schools (Cameron School of Business) and colleges (College of Arts & Sciences) to offer a joint degree in information technology. In addition, a goal of the program is to offer a percentage of the program on-line to provide access to working information technology professionals who desire to seek a BS degree. The Computing Curricula 2005 report from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) calls for a new major as the field of computing technology expands. In this report they define the new area of Information Technology as a unique area merging Computer Science and Information Systems disciplines. The report details the unique needs for Information Technology degrees. C. Enrollment (baccalaureate programs should include only upper division majors, juniors and seniors). Headcount enrollment Show a five-year history of enrollments and degrees awarded in similar programs offered at other UNC institutions (using the format below for each institution with a similar program); indicate which of these institutions you consulted regarding their experience with student demand and (in the case of professional programs) job placement. Indicate how their experiences influenced your enrollment projections. According to the UNC General Administration Program Inventory of Degree Programs (May 2008) only two UNC institutions currently offer IT degree programs: UNCP and WSSU. We have contacted both of these programs to discuss their experience with student demand and job placement opportunities for students. Since both of these programs are fairly new, there is limited enrollment history and job placement data. 6
  7. Institution: UNC Pembroke Program Title: B.S. in Information Technology 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Enrollment N/A N/A N/A N/A 10 Degrees-awarded N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 Institution: Winston-Salem State University Program Title: B.S. in Information Technology 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Enrollment N/A N/A N/A 13 18 Degrees-awarded N/A N/A N/A 0 unknown Use the format in the chart below to project your enrollment in the proposed program for four years and explain the basis for the projections: Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 (2009-2010) (2010-2011) (2011-2012) (2012-2013) Full-time 15 30 70 100 Part-time 3 10 20 25 TOTALS 18 40 90 125 Please indicate the anticipated steady-state headcount enrollment after four years: Full-time: 100 Part-time: 25 Total: 125 SCH production (upper division program majors, juniors and seniors only, for baccalaureate programs). Use the format in the chart below to project the SCH production for four years. Explain how SCH projections were derived from enrollment projections (see UNC website for a list of the disciplines comprising each of the four categories). Year 1 Student Credit Hours Program Category UG Masters Doctoral Category I Category II Category III 108 Category IV Year 2 Student Credit Hours Program Category UG Masters Doctoral Category I Category II Category III 240 Category IV 7
  8. Year 3 Student Credit Hours Program Category UG Masters Doctoral Category I Category II Category III 540 Category IV Year 4 Student Credit Hours Program Category UG Masters Doctoral Category I Category II Category III 750 Category IV Assumptions on SCH calculation: (a) on average, each full-time student enrolls in three 3-credit courses per semester and (b) on average, each part-time student enrolls in one 3-credit course per semester. III. Program Requirements and Curriculum A. Program Planning. 1. List the names of institutions with similar offerings regarded as high quality programs by the developers of the proposed program. Georgia Southern - http://cit.georgiasouthern.edu/it/index.htm George Mason - http://www.gmu.edu/catalog/0506/ite/ait.html UNC-Pembroke - http://www.uncp.edu/mathcs/degrees.htm 2. List other institutions visited or consulted in developing this proposal. Also discuss or append any consultants’ reports, committee findings, and simulations (cost, enrollment shift, induced course load matrix, etc.) generated in planning the proposed program. We consulted with faculty from Georgia Southern, George Mason, and UNC-Pembroke. B. Admission. List the following: 1. Admissions requirements for proposed program (indicate minimum requirements and general requirements). 2. Documents to be submitted for admission (listing or sample). Student may declare a major in Information Technology after completion of CIT110 and two additional CIT/CSC/MIS courses at the 200 level with a grade point average of 2.5 on these three courses. C. Degree requirements. List the following: 1. Total hours required. Total for the B.S. = 124 Total required for Information Technology = 65 8
  9. 2. Proportion of courses open only to graduate students to be required in program (graduate programs only). CIT 480 may be cross listed as a master course in the MS CSIS program. 3. Grades required. A grade point average of “C” (2.0) or better over all the courses is required to fulfill the requirements of the major. 4. Amount of transfer credit accepted. Students transferring may receive up to 93 semester hours from all institutions attended; however, no more than 64 semester hours can be transferred from two year institutions. 5. Other requirements (e.g. residence, comprehensive exams, thesis, dissertation, clinical or field experience, "second major," etc.). Computer competency: CSC 105 or MIS 213 Oral competency: CIT 411 6. Language and/or research requirements. None. 7. Any time limits for completion. None. D. List existing courses by title and number and indicate (*) those that are required. Include an explanation of numbering system. List (under a heading marked “new”) and describe new courses proposed Existing and Renumbered Courses (syllabi attached for all CIT courses): *CIT 110 – Introduction to Information Technology (3). Change CSC 110 to CIT 110. *CIT 204 – Digital Media (3). Change CSC 204 to CIT 204. *CIT 310 – Web Development: Client-side (3). Change MIS 310 to CIT 310. *CIT 352 – Systems Administration (3). Change MIS 312 to CIT 352. *CSC 121 – Introduction to Computer Science I (3) *CSC 221 – Introduction to Computer Science II (4) *CSC 385 – Professional and Ethical Issues in Computer Science (1). *MIS 316 – Business Application Development (3) *CSC 344/MIS 323 – Computer Networks or Business Telecommunications (3) *MIS 315 – Management of Database Systems (3) New Courses (syllabi attached for all new courses): *CIT 215 – Human Computer Interfaces (3). 9
  10. *CIT 324 – Network Security Management (3). *CIT 410 – Web Development: Server-side (3). *CIT 411 – Information Systems Analysis (3) *CIT 445 – Platform Technologies (3). *CIT 480 – IT Resource Planning and Management (3). Required courses from departments other than CSC and MIS: *LIB 103 – Introduction to Library Research and Technology (3) *QMM 280/STT 215 – Statistical Analysis for Business or Introduction to Statistics (3) *MAT 151 – Basic Calculus with Applications (3) Electives (9 hours): Nine credit hours chosen from either CSC or MIS at the 300-level or higher. 10
  11. IV. Faculty A. List the names of persons now on the faculty who will be directly involved in the proposed program. Provide complete information on each faculty member's education, teaching experience, research experience, publications, and experience in directing student research, including the number of theses and dissertations directed for graduate programs. The official roster forms approved by SACS can be submitted rather than actual faculty vita. SACS roster forms attached. B. Estimate the need for new faculty for the proposed program over the first four years. If the teaching responsibilities for the proposed program will be absorbed in part or in whole by the present faculty, explain how this will be done without weakening existing programs. One new faculty member in the information systems and operations management department will be needed in year 3 of the program. C. If the employment of new faculty requires additional funds, please explain the source of funding. The new faculty positions will come from enrollment growth. D. Explain how the program will affect faculty activity, including course load, public service activity, and scholarly research. Faculty workload policies acknowledge the additional effort required to develop and deliver a new major. Scholarly research expectations are also specified for faculty per written policy. Department of Computer Science - Faculty Criteria Faculty within the Department of Computer Science shall meet all three of the following criteria: 1. At least two refereed papers accepted in journals or conference proceedings on a rolling five year period 2. At least one oral or poster presentation at a professional conference on a rolling five year period. 3. Evidence of effort to secure external funding for research during the five years prior. Department of Information Systems and Operations Management –Faculty Criteria Faculty within the Department of Information Systems / Operations Management shall meet all three of the following criteria: 1. Each member of the graduate faculty must show evidence of effectiveness in teaching as evidenced by SPOT and peer review. 2. Evidence of productive scholarship, including at least 3 peer-reviewed refereed journal articles in the past five years, or equivalent scholarly productivity as determined by the dean of the Cameron School of Business. 3. At least one presentation at a professional conference in the past five years 11
  12. V. Library A. Provide a statement as to the adequacy of present library holdings for the proposed program. Randall Library has access to over 500 computer science and information system journals, 50 of which are subscriptions held by the library, others are accessible through various e-journal databases. The library subscribes to the ACM Digital Library and the IEEE Computer Society Digital Library, providing citations and full-text access to ACM and IEEE Computer Society journals, newsletters, and conference proceedings. Databases in related disciplines include MathSciNet, a comprehensive database covering mathematical literature since 1940 and one of several business databases, ABI Inform/Global, provides access to many information technology journals. In January 2005 the library began access to an additional 1500 ejournals through consortial purchases of titles published by Wiley, Blackwell, Kluwer, Springer, and Brill, and at least 100 of these new titles are computer science journals. Randall Library also has extensive holdings in the area of Information Systems and Operations Management. Because this is an interdisciplinary area with holdings scattered in several different areas of the Library of Congress Classification System it is difficult to provide an accurate count of library materials, but it is estimated that there are at least 3,000 books and audiovisual materials that specifically cover this discipline. Journal holdings are also significant, both through specific titles subscribed to by the library and through large databases of e-journals that contain significant resources in this area. A few of the individual subscriptions are Information and Management, Decision Support Systems and Electronic Commerce, Econtent, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Mathematics of Operations Research, MIS Quarterly, Operations Research, and Information Systems Research. Some of the relevant databases that provide access to e-journals are ABI Inform Global, including their archive, Academic Search Elite, Business Source Elite, Lexis- Nexis Academic Universe, and Science Direct. The library also subscribes to two databases that provide statistical information on businesses and industries, Mergent Online and S&P NetAdvantage. In January gained access to an additional 1500 e-journals through consortial purchases of titles published by Wiley, Blackwell, Kluwer, Springer, and Brill, and many of these new titles are related to the discipline. New tenure-track faculty in the departments may request one new journal subscription if the subscription rate does not exceed $500/year. B. State how the library will be improved to meet new program requirements for the next five years. The explanation should discuss the need for books, periodicals, reference material, primary source material, etc. What additional library support must be added to areas supporting the proposed program? The library does not normally receive new funding to support new undergraduate programs, and although increased funding would certainly be welcomed, it is not anticipated. Funding for books, reference materials, and primary source materials will be maintained. Funding for journal and database subscriptions will be maintained as long as the subscription budget is increased to support an inflation rate each year. C. Discuss the use of other institutional libraries. Randall Library faculty, staff and students have reciprocal borrowing privileges at other UNC system libraries. Upon presentation of a UNCW ID, they may borrow materials while in the 12
  13. libraries at other UNC campuses. Randall Library is a member of the Coastal Carolina Library Consortium, which includes access to the library catalogs and materials in the library collections of Fayetteville State University and UNC Pembroke. Materials from these collections may be requested directly through the library catalog at UNCW. Randall Library’s Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Service will locate and obtain research materials not in the collection from other institutional libraries throughout the world. It is also possible for faculty, staff, and students to search other library catalogs either through the WorldCat database or through a link to other library catalogs available on Randall Library’s web site. VI. Facilities and Equipment A. Describe facilities available for the proposed program. As described in section I, the two academic departments offering the proposed program are housed in a new facility called the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Building. This new building allows the sharing of classrooms; laboratory and research space, and supports both undergraduate and graduate programs. Thus, excellent facilities will be available to house the program. B. Describe the effect of this new program on existing facilities and indicate whether they will be adequate, both at the commencement of the program and during the next decade. The new CIS building and associated facilities have been designed specifically to support technology programs. It should provide sufficient space for a number of years, but it is difficult to forecast the ultimate demand for such a program given the dynamic nature of technology-based fields. C. Discuss any information technology services needed and/or available. Technology continues to play an increasingly important role in the lives of faculty, staff and students at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and its importance was underscored by a vote of the Faculty Senate to “ensure that UNCW graduates are equipped with the technology related skills necessary to ensure success in their academic disciplines and related professional pursuits.” The Information Technology Systems Division (ITSD) at UNCW provides information technology services for undergraduate and graduate students. The division conducts planning through a systematic process engaging faculty and students within various committees. The student, faculty and staff e-mail, calendar, and scheduling system is provided through the MS Exchange environment which also offers faculty and select staff access to on-campus services through its VPN system. The Technology Assistance Center (technology help desk) is staffed from 7:30 AM to 11PM (Monday to Thursday) and until 5:30 on Fridays. Collegis provides 24/7 support for online courses for both faculty and students. The E-merging technology training arm of the Information Technology Systems Division focuses on integration of teaching and learning tools in the classroom and online. This includes support of PDA’s and classroom whiteboards. Coupled with this is a Skillport system of online skill development courses. BlackBoard is the campus course management system used for online course development with additional support achieved through the Teaching and Learning with Technology Collaborative 13
  14. (http://www.unctlt.org/tlt/ ) from the central organization; Office of the President. There are two dedicated staff to meet these support needs. The UNCW campus wireless network brings nearly 90% coverage of the entire campus, while Sungard/SCT is the basis of the UNCW portal system along with enterprise system applications in the Banner suite of products. Full training and support is offered for these applications on an ongoing basis. There are 12 computer labs across campus and two laptop (wireless) checkout locations to serve students on an ongoing basis. UNCW has a preferred vendor program with Dell Computer, Inc. which offers students a preferred price for computer systems developed to utilize the collaborative environment ITSD has implemented. The division has also developed several programs to serve faculty and staff with personal purchases at very competitive pricing structures. Other technology items of interest include: • UNCW serves as the hub for an rPoP (regional Point of Presence) with Fayetteville State and University of Pembroke. This system provides redundancy and consistency in quality of service to the external networks that serve UNCW. • ResNet-residential networks provided to on-campus students (approximately 2550). • Microcomputer support and Remedy tracking system for technology issue resolution. D. Discuss sources of financial support for any new facilities and equipment. None needed. 14
  15. VII. Administration Describe how the proposed program will be administered, giving the responsibilities of each department, division, school, or college. Explain any inter-departmental or inter-unit administrative plans. Include an organizational chart showing the "location" of the proposed new program. The Information Technology program will be administered in a similar fashion to the existing Master’s in Computer Science and Information System program. The IT program will be managed by a Program Coordinator along with three faculty members from the computer science and information systems & operations management departments (two from each department). Faculty teaching in the program will come from the computer science and information systems & operations management departments, each of which is managed by a department chairperson. Each of these departments, in turn, report to its respective college and/or school (see organizational chart below). 15
  16. VIII. Accreditation Indicate the names of all accrediting agencies normally concerned with programs similar to the one proposed. Describe plans to request professional accreditation. If the proposed new degree program is at a more advanced level than those previously authorized or if it is in a new discipline division, was SACS notified of a potential "substantive change" during the planning process? If so, describe the response from SACS and the steps that have been taken to date with reference to the applicable procedure. SACS - no substantial change IX. Supporting Fields Are other subject-matter fields at the proposing institution necessary or valuable in support of the proposed program? Is there needed improvement or expansion of these fields? To what extent will such improvement or expansion be necessary for the proposed program? Some elective courses are proposed to be supported by other departments including the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Library. These departments are currently supporting the course needs of the IT Minor or CS or IS degrees. In addition the Computer Science and Information Systems / Operations Management Departments are part of the core departments as part of the interdisciplinary nature in the proposed major. X. Additional Information Include any additional information deemed pertinent to the review of this new degree program proposal. Corporate Advisory Board members have reviewed and offered modifications to this proposed major. In addition many of the firms involved have indicated a desire for interns from the program. The advisory board meets at least four times a year to with a mission to increase the quality of our graduates in Information Systems and Computer Science. This mission will grow to also include the Information Technology students. Firms represented in the Advisory Board are: • Cape Fear Community College • Castle Branch Inc • CISCO • City of Wilmington • Corning Inc • DAKS Americas • GE-Hitachi Nuclear Fuels • e-Plus • IBM • InShore Technologies • NC Ports • New Hanover County Government • New Hanover Health Networks • PPD Inc. 16
  17. • Progress Energy Carolinas • SpecialtySoft • StepQuest Inc. • trepX Technologies • UNCW ITSD • Visionair XI. Budget Provide estimates (using the attached form) of the additional costs required to implement the program and identify the proposed sources of the additional required funds. Use SCH projections (section II.C.) to estimate new state appropriations through enrollment increase funds. Prepare a budget schedule for each of the first three years of the program, indicating the account number and name for all additional amounts required. Identify EPA and SPA positions immediately below the account listing. New SPA positions should be listed at the first step in the salary range using the SPA classification rates currently in effect. Identify any larger or specialized equipment and any unusual supplies requirements. For the purposes of the second and third year estimates, project faculty and SPA position rates and fringe benefits rates at first year levels. Include the continuation of previous year(s) costs in second and third year estimates. Additional state-appropriated funds for new programs may be limited. Except in exceptional circumstances, institutions should request such funds for no more than three years (e.g., for start-up equipment, new faculty positions, etc.), at which time enrollment increase funds should be adequate to support the new program. Therefore it will be assumed that requests (in the “New Allocations” column of the following worksheet) are for one, two, or three years unless the institution indicates a continuing need and attaches a compelling justification. However, funds for new programs are more likely to be allocated for limited periods of time. 17
  18. SUMMARY OF ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL COSTS FOR PROPOSED PROGRAM/TRACK INSTITUTION: University of North Carolina Wilmington DATE: September 1, 2008 Program (Name, Level): Information Technology, Undergraduate Degree(s) to be Granted: Bachelor of Science Program Year: August 2009 ADDITIONAL FUNDS REQUIRED - BY SOURCE Reallocation of Present Enrollment Federal Institutional Increase Other New Resources Funds (Identify) Allocations Total 101 Regular Term Instruction 1210 SPA Regular Salaries (Identify positions) $____________ $_____________ $____________ $____________ $_____________ (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) 1310 EPA Academic Salaries $____________ $_105,000_____ $____________ $____________ $___105,000__ (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) 1810 Social Security $____________ $_8,033______ $____________ $____________ $___8,033_____ 1820 State Retirement $____________ $_8,222______ $____________ $____________ $___8,222_____ 1830 Medical Insurance $____________ $__ 2,078______ $____________ $____________ $____2,078____ 2000 Supplies and Materials $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ (Identify) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) 3000 Current Services $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ (Identify) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) 4000 Fixed Charges $____________ $_____________ $____________ $____________ $_____________ (Identify) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) 18
  19. 5000 Capital Outlay (Equipment) $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ (Identify) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) (____________) TOTAL - Regular Term Instruction $____________ $__123,333___ $____________ $____________ $___123,333__ 151 Libraries (Identify accounts) $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ TOTAL - Libraries $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ $____________ TOTAL ADDITIONAL COSTS . . . $____________ $___123,333__ $____________ $____________ $__123,333___ NOTE: Accounts may be added or deleted as required. 19
  20. XII. Evaluation Plans All new degree program proposals must include an evaluation plan which includes: (a) the criteria to be used to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the program, (b) measures to be used to evaluate the program), (c) expected levels of productivity of the proposed program for the first four years of operation (number of graduates), (d) the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three persons (six reviewers are needed for graduate programs) qualified to review this proposal and to evaluate the program once operational, and (e) the plan and schedule to evaluate the proposed new degree program prior to the completion of its fifth year of operation once fully established. Program Evaluation Format A. Criteria to be used to evaluate the proposed program: The quality of the program will be evaluated by measuring the success of the graduates in the program as this program has been created in response to identified workforce needs. The careers of the graduates will be monitored for 3 years after graduation. Exit surveys will also provide feedback of student’s perceptions of the program. The number of students graduating who attain IT jobs will also be tracked. B. Measures to be used to evaluate the program: The following are the measures that will be used to evaluate the program: a. placement of graduates in jobs b. number of students enrolled c. number of graduates d. time to complete the degree e. number of professional presentations and publications which can be linked to program research activities C. Projected productivity levels (number of graduates): Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 TOTALS (2009-2010) (2010-2011) (2011-2012) (2012-2013) Bachelor’s 0 0 2 25 27 D. Recommended consultant/reviewers: Names, titles, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers. May not be employees of the University of North Carolina. Dr. Richard Mathieu Chair of the Department of Computer Information Systems and Management Science James Madison University mathierg@jmu.edu, (540) 568-3064; 20
  21. Dr. Art Gowan Chair of the Department of Information Technology Georgia Southern University artgowan@georgiasouthern.edu, (912) 478-7679; Dr. Donald T. Gantz Chair, Department of Applied Information Technology George Mason University dgantz@gmu.edu, (703) 993-3565 E. Plan for evaluation prior to fifth operational year. The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) have co-developed international guidelines and accreditation standards for the computer science, information systems, and information technology disciplines. The accreditation process provides an external objective measure of the program’s adherence to national standards and progress towards identified goals. XIII. Reporting Requirements Institutions will be expected to report on program productivity after one year and three years of operation. This information will be solicited as a part of the biennial long-range planning revision. Proposed date of initiation of proposed degree program: August 2009 This proposal to establish a new degree program has been reviewed and approved by the appropriate campus committees and authorities. Chancellor: ___________________________________________________________________________ 21
  22. Faculty Roster Form Qualifications of Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Name of Institution: University of North Carolina, Wilmington Name of Academic Area, Discipline, Department/School: Computer Science, College of Arts & Sciences Academic Term(s) Included: Summer/Fall 07, Spring 08 Date: May 12, 2008 1 2 3 4 Relevant Academic Degrees Name Courses Taught Other Qualifications and Course Credits Earned Gur Adhar CSC 105: Introduction to • Ph.D. • Parallel Algorithms Computing and Computer University of and Architecture Applications Maryland • VLSI Design CSC 337: Parallel Computing • Theory of CSC 360: Formal Languages Computation and Computability I CSC 370: Computer Graphics CSC 495: Seminar in Computer Science CSC 532: Design and Analysis of Algorithms David CSC 105: Introduction to • Ph.D. • Combinatorial Berman Computing and Computer University of Designs Applications Texas at Austin CSC 332: Data Structures • Theoretical Computer CSC 434: Programming Science Languages • Algebraic Geometry Ralph CSC 105: Introduction to • M.I.M. • Software Project Bradley Computing and Computer Washington Management Applications University CSC 498: Internship in • Systems Analysis Computer Science Clayton CSC 105: Introduction to • Ph.D. • Parallel and Ferner Computing and Computer University of Distributed Applications Denver Computing CSC 342: Operating Systems • Parallel Compilers for CSC 434: Programming Parallel and Languages Distributed Computing Marni CSC 105 Introduction to • M.S. University Ferner Computing and Computer of Denver Applications CSC 112: Introduction to Computer Programming: Alice CSC 255: Database Management with Internet Applications 22
  23. CSC 455: Database Management Systems Curry CSC 100: Orientation to • Ph.D., Duke • Spoken Dialog Guinn Computer Science University Systems CSC 121: Introduction to • Virtual Humans and Computer Science I Collaborative Agents CSC 360: Formal Languages • Mixed-Initiative and Computability I Interaction CSC 415/515: Artificial • Natural Language Intelligence Processing • Artificial Intelligence • Affective Computing • Ubiquitous Computing Sridhar CSC 221: Introduction to • Ph.D. Clemson • Computational Narayan Computer Science II University intelligence: neural networks, genetic algorithms, and their applications • OO technology and Java Eric CSC 112: Beginning C++ • Ph.D. Clemson • Interactive Multimedia Patterson through Game Programming University Technology CSC 220: 3D Computer Graphics • Audio-Visual Speech CSC 320: Computer Animation Recognition CSC 421: Computer Gaming CSC 475: Digital Special Effects • Audio and Image Signal Processing • Computer Graphics, Art, and Animation Laurie CSC 105: Introduction to • Ed.D., Nova • Training and Patterson Computing and Computer Southeastern Development using Applications University Computer CSC 110: Fluency in Applications Information Technology • Women in Computer CSC 112: Introduction to Science Computer Programming: • Computing and ActionScript Information CSC 112: Introduction to Technology Computer Programming: • Web-based Learning Alice CSC 121: Introduction to Computer Science I CSC 385: Professional and Ethical Issues in Computer Science 23
  24. Karl CSC 105: Introduction to • Ph.D. North • Biometric Systems Ricanek Computing and Computer Carolina A&T (tracking & Applications State identification) CSC 242: Digital Logic and University • Computer & Machine Computer Organization Vision (image/scene CSC 385: Professional and recognition & Ethical Issues in Computer understanding to high Science precision metrology CSC 495: Seminar in Computer systems) Science • Signal Processing CSC 577: Pattern Recognition • Digital Intelligence (neural networks, digital annealing, evolutionary programming, etc.) Devon CSC 332: Data Structures • Ph.D. Colorado • Software engineering, Simmonds CSC 450: Software Engineering State distributed systems CSC 550: Software Engineering University • model-driven development, component-based software engineering • aspect-oriented design and analysis Gene CSC 340: Scientific • Ph.D. Clemson • Biologically inspired Tagliarini Computation University computing, including CSC 500: Concepts in neural networks, Computer Science fuzzy logic, and CSC 516: Intro to Biologically evolutionary Inspired Computing programming CSC 520: Digital Image Processing • Computer Architecture, parallel processing • Web-based instruction Jack CSC 105: Introduction to • M.A. University • Numerical Analysis Tompkins Computing and Computer of North Applications Carolina at • Discrete Mathematics CSC 112: Introduction to Wilmington Computer Programming: C/ • Computer C++ Architecture CSC 112: Introduction to • Web Enhanced Computer Programming: Learning Javascript CSC 121: Introduction to Computer Science I CSC 500: Concepts in Computer Science Ronald CSC 105: Introduction to • Ph.D., • Mobile Computing Vetter Computing and Computer University of and Wireless Applications Minnesota Networks CSC 344: Computer Networks • Parallel and CSC 544: Network Distributed Programming Computing CSC 595: Seminar in Adv Web • Web-based Distance 24
  25. Programming Education Faculty Roster Form Qualifications of Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Name of Institution: University of North Carolina, Wilmington Name of Academic Area, Discipline, Department/School: Information Systems and Operations Management, Cameron School of Business Academic Term(s) Included: Summer/Fall 07, Spring 08 Date: May 12, 2008 1 2 3 4 Name Courses Taught Relevant Academic Other Qualifications Degrees and Course Credits Earned Judith MIS 213 – Introduction to Ph. D -University of • Decision Support Gebauer Information Systems Freiburg, Germany Systems and Technology • Knowledge MIS 415 – Emerging Management Technologies • IT and E- MIS 575 – E-Business Business Strategies Ling He MIS 213: Introduction to Ph.D. – University of • Data Information Systems Florida Management and Technology • Machine Learning MIS 315: Management of • Information Database Systems Security • E-Commerce Thomas MIS 213: Introduction to Ph.D. – Kent State • Web Based Janicki Information Systems University Learning and Technology • Use of MIS 310: Web Page Technology for Development Strategic Languages advantage MIS 413: Systems • Application Design/Capstone Development and Project Implementation MBA 513: Information • Information Analysis and Systems Management Pedagogy Douglas MIS 312: Information Ph.D. – Kent State • User Perceptions Kline Systems Hardware University of Security and Software • Neural Networks MIS 316: Business • Forecasting Application • Data Modeling Development MIS 555: Database Management Systems 25
  26. Bryan MIS 213: Introduction to Ph.D. – Indiana University • Systems Analysis Reinicke Information Systems and Design and Technology • Impact of MIS 216: Introduction to Corporate Business Application acquisitions on Development Information MIS 411: Information Systems Systems Analysis • Strategic Impact MIS 565: Analysis, of Information Modeling, and Design Systems • Adoption of technology • Information Systems Pedagogy George MIS 216: Introduction to Ph.D. – Purdue University • Web Based Schell Business Application Course Development Management MBA 512: Information • Database Systems and Systems and Technology Design • E-Commerce Ulku MIS 213: Introduction to Ph.D. – University of • Telecommunicatio Yaylacicegi Information Systems Texas, Dallas ns Policy and Technology • Information MIS 323: Business Systems Telecommunications Pedagogy MIS 324: Information • Information Security and Systems Security Assurance MIS 534: Information Security Management 26

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