Informatics (Recruiting) Teri Slick


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Informatics (Recruiting) Teri Slick

  1. 1. What is Informatics, and who’s in it? Presented by Teri Slick
  2. 2. What is Informatics? Good question. You're inquisitive. We like that. Professors will tell you informatics relates information to digital technology. But what does that mean? It means informatics is all around us, in the ways we live, work and play. More than likely, you've used some form of informatics at some point in your work or during your leisure, and improving your knowledge of it will only make you more prepared for the ever-changing technological world. Taken from
  3. 3. What are the possibilities? Imagine creating software that can recognize the limb movements of ballet dancers and can record their choreography to be replicated years from now, like a musical score. Imagine doctors and nurses having a patient's information on a digital tablet that contains every medical record since the time of the patient's birth. Imagine a brand-new place built especially for the College of Informatics, with Computer Assisted Virtual Environment rooms and the latest technological innovations, created from the ground-up to be a state-of-the-art facility designed for discovery. You won't have to imagine for long; our new building is scheduled to be completed in 2009, and we're excited about the possibilities it holds for our students and for the community.
  4. 4. Connecting the disciplines…. Organizing fields of study at a university around Informatics is a new idea. It cuts "diagonally" across traditional groupings such as Business, Engineering, Arts, Humanities and Science. NKU is on the leading edge of this development, but it is not unique. Many fields make contributions to informatics: communication and media, computer science and information technology, and management information systems, to name a few. Informatics contributes to many fields: biology (bioinformatics and neuroinformatics), health care (health informatics), and law (legal informatics), to name a few. The foremost goal of the informatics-related programs at NKU is to graduate students who are savvy about information technology, who are accomplished communicators, and who are intellectually agile "renaissance people" for the information age.
  5. 5. Departments in the College of Informatics Department of Business Informatics (formerly IFS) Department of Communication Department of Computer Science To schedule advising appointments:  Informatics Undeclared (Office of the Dean) Teri Slick, Assistant Dean (
  6. 6. Department of Business Informatics  B.S. in Business Informatics (must also have minor in Business Administration)  M.S. in Business Informatics (MBI)  Master’s in Health Informatics (MHI)  Minor in BIS – Also available online in 2007  Post-Baccalaureate certificates  Business Informatics  Enterprise Resource Planning  Corporate Information Security  Health Informatics  Course prefixes are still IFS, but will be changing to BIS.
  7. 7. Department of Communication  Electronic Media & Broadcasting – formerly RTV (B.A.)  Journalism (B.A.)  Media Informatics (B.A.)  Public Relations (B.A.)  Speech Communication (B.A.)  M.A. program in Communication  Minors in EMB, Journalism, Popular Culture, and Speech Communication
  8. 8. Radio/TV (RTV) is now Electronic Media & Broadcasting (EMB)  Effective Spring 2007  EMB major consists of 15 hours in the core courses and 33 hours of courses listed in two sequences: electronic media or broadcast journalism.  Core courses: EMB/JOU 100; EMB 110; EMB 140; EMB 260/265; and EMB 396/397.
  9. 9. Media Informatics  Interdisciplinary orientation (Business Informatics, Electronic Media Broadcasting, Philosophy, Art, Journalism, Public Relations)  Emphasis on the creation of content specifically for the web  Creation process consists of the interplay of video, audio, and text for distribution via the web.  2-D & 3-D animation; design; linear & non-linear storytelling through games (not programming)  Core courses (36 hours) focus on storytelling, web design, 3-D graphics design.  Includes integrated media & non-linear storytelling  12 hours of elective courses
  10. 10. General Education courses  EMB/ Media Literacy (social sciences) JOU 100  SPE 101 Principles of Speech Com (oral communication)  EMB 100 Media Literacy (social sciences)  EMB 105 Race, Gender and the Mass Media (race/gender)  POP 205 Introduction to Popular Culture (social science)  POP 345 Japanese Popular Culture (non-western)
  11. 11. Some Important Course Changes  RTV 100/JOU 100 – Contemporary Mass Media (no longer exists)  EMB 100/JOU 100 – Media Literacy (also, a general education course in social sciences)  RTV 105 is now EMB 105 – Race, Gender, & the Mass Media (general education course in the race/gender category)  EMB 110/JOU 110 – Introduction to Mass Media (takes the place of RTV/JOU 100)  EMB 140 – Introduction to Media Aesthetics (pre- requisite to production courses)  JOU 130 – Newswriting I – is now JOU 220
  12. 12. More Course Changes  Popular Culture Studies (new prefix): POP 205 – Intro. to Popular Culture POP 345 – Japanese Popular Culture POP 394 – Special Topics in Popular Culture POP 499 – Independent Study
  13. 13. Department of Computer Science  Computer Information Technology (B.S.)  Computer Science (B.S.)  M.S. in Computer Science  Minors in CIT, CS, Computer Forensics, and Information Security  No longer accepting majors in CET (being phased out)
  14. 14. Informatics Undeclared  College-specific, undeclared major code (not a degree program)  Placed under the Dean’s Office (DINF)  For students who have an interest in one or more of the fields within the college
  15. 15. Business Informatics vs. Computer Science vs. Computer Information Technology  BIS prepares students for careers in business computing, and basically connects technology with business. Some applicable fields include project and database management, e- commerce, and systems analysis.
  16. 16. Business Informatics vs. Computer Science vs. Computer Information Technology Business Informatics would identify the different categories for the searches; would devise and implement the shopping cart; would identify the free gifts and recommendations idea; would design the your lists ideas; all based upon analyzing what the shoppers to wanted.
  17. 17. Business Informatics vs. Computer Science vs. Computer Information Technology  CSC is an applied science with a strong software engineering focus. Graduates are prepared for careers in programming, software analysis, and computer architecture.
  18. 18. Business Informatics vs. Computer Science vs. Computer Information Technology Computer Science would store the data and make the searches retrieving the data work more efficiently; write programs to extract the data and display it; make sure that the shopping cart has access to all the information it needs to execute; construct security algorithms for executing the purchase.
  19. 19. Business Informatics vs. Computer Science vs. Computer Information Technology  CIT provides students with a broad background in information technology and helps them to become experts in IT support, troubleshooting, and networking. Graduates become security technicians, Webmasters, and network administrators.
  20. 20. Business Informatics vs. Computer Science vs. Computer Information Technology Computer Information Technology (CIT) makes sure hardware and software work together so that the webpages are up and functioning. For example, maintaining hardware servers and network operating software so the applications on a website execute.
  21. 21. New Minors in Computer Science – Effective Fall 2007  Computer Forensics (25 hours) – combines courses from CIT and Criminal Justice  Information Security (25 hours) – combines courses from CIT and BIS/IFS
  22. 22. Health Informatics  Application of information technology across the entire health care industry (hospitals, pharmacies, insurance companies, government agencies, etc.)  Began in Fall 2007; course prefix is MHI.  CPE approved in July 2007  Master’s degree program housed in the Department of Business Informatics  Program consists of 35 credit hours and can be completed in two years (full-time).
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