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  • Most majors severely limit the choices available to their students
  • Catalog shows 46 courses meeting this requirement College requirement Precludes foreign language as an LER ECON and Op MGMT require MATH 12001 Analytic Geometry and MATH 12002 Calculus I
  • Approved list shows Classics English History Honors Pan-African Studies Philosophy Communication Studies Journalism Architecture Art Dance Music Theatre At least one course from Humanities in Arts & Sciences at least one course from Fine Arts Good place to select one (both) Diversity courses Refer to back of the blue sheet.
  • With one elective can select a course satisfying Diversity requirement. Refer to back of blue sheet
  • Major requirements for the CIS degree (Curriculum Committee ...

    1. 1. Curriculum Committee Progress Report 9-29-2006
    2. 2. What we will Cover Today <ul><li>High Level View of Kent State University & the College of Business Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Degree Trends </li></ul><ul><li>KSU Requirements for Baccalaureate degree </li></ul><ul><li>College of Business Administration Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>CIS Degree Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Required Courses Review </li></ul><ul><li>Our Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
    3. 3. Kent State University A collection of Colleges <ul><li>Undergraduate Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Honors College </li></ul><ul><li>Eight Colleges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture and Environmental Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts and Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication and Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education, Health and Human Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nursing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>College of Continuing Studies </li></ul>
    4. 4. College of Business Administration <ul><li>Five Departments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management and Information Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. College of Business Administration Seven Undergraduate Majors <ul><ul><li>Accounting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Information Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations Management </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Undergraduate Requirements <ul><li>To get a degree, there are </li></ul><ul><li>three sets of requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Degree Trends College of Business Administration
    8. 8. Degree Trends
    9. 9. KSU Undergraduate Degree Requirements 121 Credit Hours Minimum 2.0 GPA 30 Hours “in residence” University Orientation 1 Hour LERs 36 Hours Diversity 6 Hours Writing Intensive Course 3 Hours 39 Hours Upper Division Course Work KSU Requirement
    10. 10. University Orientation, 1 hour Required of all students except a) Those 21 or older at initial college enrollment b) Those transferring 25 or more semester hours But, 121 Hours still required to graduate KSU Requirement
    11. 11. Liberal Education Requirements 36-37 Hours (LERs) <ul><li>6 Hours Composition </li></ul><ul><li>6 Hours Math and Critical Reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>9 Hours Humanities and Fine Arts </li></ul><ul><li>9 Hours Social Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>6-7 Hours Basic Sciences </li></ul>KSU Requirement
    12. 12. LERs 6 Hours Composition Either (6 Hours) ENG 10001 College English I and ENG 10002 College English II Or (8 Hours) HONR 10197 Honors Colloq I HONR 10297 Honors Colloq II KSU Requirement
    13. 13. 6 Hours Math and Critical Reasoning Choose from 40+ courses. Business requires (7 Hours) MATH 11011 College Algebra (4 Hours) MATH 11012 Intuitive Calc (3 Hours) KSU Requirement
    14. 14. 9 Hours Humanities, Fine Arts Business requires COMM 15000 Intro to Human Communication (3 Hours) 1 Course from Fine Arts in F&PA 1 Course from Humanities in A&S KSU and Business Administration Requirement
    15. 15. 9 Hours Social Sciences Business requires ECON 22060 Principles of Micro- and Macro- Economics 1 Social Science Elective (Business MGMT major requires PSYC 11762 General Psychology) KSU and Business Administration Requirement
    16. 16. 6-7 Hours Basic Sciences No Business specific requirement. Students must choose from a list and one must be a laboratory course. KSU Requirement
    17. 17. Diversity Requirement 2 courses to meet requirement One must have “domestic” focus One must have “global” focus Often met through LERs KSU Requirement
    18. 18. Writing Intensive Requirement Must receive C or better. Usually an upper division required course in student’s major. With permission may be outside the major. Purpose “ … to assist undergraduates in becoming effective writers within their majors.” CIS uses M&IS 44048 Software Integration KSU and Business Administration Requirement
    19. 19. Hand out Blue/Pink Sheets Now <ul><li>Blue Sheet: Pre-Major Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Pink Sheet: CIS Requirements </li></ul>
    20. 20. 39 Hours Upper Division Upper Division consists of those courses numbered between 30000 and 49999. These courses are expected to require “… both greater familiarity with the subject matter and greater intellectual sophistication.” KSU and Business Administration Requirement
    21. 21. CIS Major Requirements Electives 15 Hours Student chooses “specialization” Required 15 Hours Specific courses/prerequisites mandated CIS Requirement
    22. 22. CIS Electives Pick 5 from these 10 M&IS 24080 Programming I M&IS 34032 Data & File M&IS 34033 Programming II M&IS 34036 Large Systems M&IS 34045 Small Systems M&IS 44044 Systems Analysis II M&IS 44045 IS Management M&IS 44049 Network Management M&IS 44095 Special Topics M&IS 44292 IS Internship CIS Requirement
    23. 23. CIS Required Courses Our Focus M&IS 24060 Systems Analysis I M&IS 24070 Princ. of System Dev. M&IS 44042 Telecom & Networking M&IS 44043 Database Mgmt Systems M&IS 44048 Software Integration (Writing Intensive Course) CIS Requirement
    24. 24. Our Process <ul><li>Assign one course to each committee member </li></ul><ul><li>Review syllabus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare to “hot list” of topics from March </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask lots of questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend Delete/Add/Changes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>See changes through </li></ul>
    25. 25. <ul><li>Committee Member </li></ul><ul><li>Dennis Runyon </li></ul><ul><li>Chas Gilmore </li></ul><ul><li>Myke Matuszak </li></ul><ul><li>Brandon Stetter </li></ul><ul><li>Ryan Conlon </li></ul><ul><li>Glenn Thomas </li></ul><ul><li>Geoff Steinberg </li></ul><ul><li>Courses </li></ul><ul><li>24060 Systems Analysis I </li></ul><ul><li>44048 Software Integration </li></ul><ul><li>44042 Telecomunications </li></ul><ul><li>24070 Princ. of Sys Dev. </li></ul><ul><li>44043 Data Mgt. Systems </li></ul>
    26. 26. Early Findings <ul><li>Must have course owners </li></ul><ul><li>Courses must be kept current with business needs and trends </li></ul><ul><li>Course owners must stay abreast of the relationships to other courses </li></ul>
    27. 27. Early Findings <ul><li>Course Owner Responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With multiple sections/instructors – agree on learning objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure that syllabi are similar between sections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where possible, use same text books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep course content contemporary with future business requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet with other course owners of required courses to coordinate what is covered in each course </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Next Steps <ul><li>Finish review of courses </li></ul><ul><li>Write-up recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Go over the changes with “course owner” </li></ul><ul><li>Go over changes with this group </li></ul><ul><li>See changes through </li></ul>
    29. 29. Other Next Step <ul><li>Get recent graduates together and ask them what we should have taught them (again). </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Decide how to assimilate their input </li></ul>
    30. 30. Summary What we Covered Today <ul><li>High Level View of Kent State University & the College of Business Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Degree Trends </li></ul><ul><li>General KSU Requirements for Degrees </li></ul><ul><li>CIS Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Required Courses Review </li></ul><ul><li>Our Plan </li></ul>