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    • Computer Science Professional Advisory Board Meeting #17 Hosted by Steve Gilliom PHD, Inc. December 13, 2007
    • Agenda
      • Introductions
      • A Small Review
        • “Bring IT On”
        • RoboCup
        • Website revamp
        • Student Life
        • Experiential learning
      • A Big Change
      • A Big Mystery
    • A Small Review: “Bring IT On!”
      • Held Oct 26-28 at IU Bloomington
      • Hosted by School of Informatics
      • Goals
        • Develop K-12 outreach program
        • Explore research opportunities in computing
      • Faculty member Tammy Toscos, a Ph. D. candidate in Informatics, was a member of the organizing committee.
      IPFW’s participants Prof. S. Jessica Walker Karen Negron Jason Polubinsky
    • “ Bring IT On!” Near-term Goals
      • Create IPFW brand
      • Complete presentations
        • Middle school
        • High school
      • Design website
      • Give at least one presentation
      • Attend refresher workshop in Spring
      • Incorporate into existing ETCS outreach activities (Future Cities, First Lego League)
    • A Small Review: RoboCup
      • Received over $15,000 in gifts
      • Purchased first robot
      • Supervising two student project teams
        • Control software to Identify, maneuver and kick (R. Sedlmeyer)
        • Design and implement kicking mechanism (Y. Liu)
      Soccer-playing robot goal of IPFW group Engineers design athletic android By Kelly Soderlund The Journal Gazette November 7, 2007
    • RoboCup Near-term Goals
      • Demonstrate capstone student projects in May
      • Expand team to include more professional engineers
      • Publish architecture paper derived from Bodenschatz’s Masters Thesis
      • Design robotics-oriented introductory course sequence
      • Recruit corporate sponsors
        • Companion robot
        • Custom robot
        • Additional sensors (“bumpers”)
    • A Small Review: Website revamp
      • Ongoing audit of content
      • Concerted effort to keep content fresh
      • Simple admin site created
      • Need photos and bios!
    • Website: Near-term goals
      • Complete admin site
      • Train additional content managers
      • Supply content for critical areas (course descriptions, alumni locator, student opportunities)
    • A Small Review: Student Life
    • A Small Review: Experiential Learning Opportunities
      • Co-op, internship and part-time positions
        • Aptera
        • Transworks
        • Identity Alliance
        • American Axle
        • Vera Bradley
        • Redwood IT
        • Visionary Web Design
      • Capstone projects
        • IPFW Basketball Recruit Management
        • IPFW Mastodon Card Application
        • Raytheon Task Organization Visualization
        • RoboCup
    • Experiential Learning Opportunities: Near-term Goals
      • 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
        • Usability
        • Service-oriented architectures
      • Information Visualization (BS)
        • 2D and 3D Modeling
        • Animation
      • Traditional (BS)
        • Preparation for Graduate School
      • Embedded systems (BS, MS)
        • Robotics
        • Wireless & sensor networks
      • Knowledge systems (MS)
        • Data mining
        • Intelligent agents
        • Expert systems
        • 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
      • Choice Goals – Aspirations to choose a CM
      Self-Efficacy Outcome Expectations Interest Choice Goals
    • 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
        • Scholarships
        • New degree programs
        • Grants to support labs or student experiences (e.g., NSF REU)
        • On-site presentations of IPFW CS programs
        • On-site presentations of employment opportunities
    • So – What can we do?