Increase number of students participating in co-op
Work closely with PAB to create additional opportunities
Identify 3-4 external projects for 2008-09 capstone course
A Big Change
On November 2, Dean Voland announced a major reorganization of the College of ETCS
I am very pleased to announce that the Information Systems program…will be moving administratively from the Department of Computer Science into a new academic department together with the programs in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology.
A Big Change: Structure CS CEIT Three faculty and approximately 75 majors will be moving to CEIT BS CS MS CS Informatics BS IS BS CPET BS IT BS EET MS Tech
A Big Change: Good News
More distinct branding
More homogeneous faculty
More capable students
More freedom in curriculum design
More focus on research
More aggressive in seeking external funding
More involvement with Centers of Excellence
More collaboration with Engineering
A Big Change: Curriculum
Software engineering (BS, MS)
Object-oriented systems analysis and design
Web application development
Information Visualization (BS)
2D and 3D Modeling
Preparation for Graduate School
Embedded systems (BS, MS)
Wireless & sensor networks
Knowledge systems (MS)
Semantic web technologies
Your participation in curriculum design and review is welcomed!
A Big Change: Near-term Goals
Ensure smooth transition of faculty and students to new department
Write new mission statement and program objectives
Articulate possible curriculum alternatives
Devise branding strategy
Revise assessment process in preparation for next ABET visit
A Big Mystery or Two
Why are we having so much trouble filling our positions?
Why are we having so much trouble filling our classrooms?
How can we inspire more students to pursue computing degrees?
Projected employment by major occupational group, 2006 - 2016
Fastest growth among the eight professional subgroups.
Increase in almost all industries as organizations continue to adopt and integrate increasingly sophisticated and complex technologies.
Projected growth of computer-related occupations
Among the 30 fastest growing occupations and those projected to have the greatest numeric growth.
Median annual wages of $46,360 or more
Projected % Growth 2006-2016 Category 28.2 Computer software engineers, application 29.0 Computer systems analysts 44.6 Computer software engineers, application 53.4 Network systems and data communication analysts
Indiana Fastest Growing Occupations with Employment of at Least 100 in 2004
BS Total Enrollment
14% decrease from previous year
40% decrease from four years ago
IPFW numbers are similar
Newly declared CS majors
Up slightly, possibly signaling renewed interest
One year does not a trend make….
IPFW numbers continue to decline
Major Choice Goal Model
Self-Efficacy – Judgment of capability to perform effectively as a CM
Outcome Expectations – Judgment regarding likelihood that valued rewards will occur as a result of pursuing a CM
Interest – Emotion that arouses attention to, curiosity about, and concern with a CM
The Bottom Line Students are more likely to develop interests in a computing major when they feel confident about their capabilities to succeed, and believe that favorable consequences are likely to occur as a result of pursuing the major. -- Akbulut and Looney 2007 77% of [high school] teachers think that there are a number of qualified students who are not taking CS courses…. The main reason…is that many students see [them] as less important or less interesting than other core courses. -- Judith Gal-Ezer 2007
So – What can we do?
Suggestions from 4/26/06
New degree programs
Grants to support labs or student experiences (e.g., NSF REU)