Center for Information Systems Meeting
Friday November 6, 2009
8:10 AM: Welcome and Introductions, Cathy Bakes
- 35 members and guests attended
- New members include:
- Jay Buser (Ernst & Young)
- Terry Koch (Parker Hannifin)
- Liza Nunnari (National City/PNC)
- –Helping us to expand into Stark County and increase linkages to the medical and small business sectors of the region’s economy
- Anthony Gasparatos (Vraona)
- Maureen Kennedy & Jen Noble(KSU)
- Dave Drzewiecki & Brian Kelley are finalists (in different categories) for NEOSA's CIO of the Year award
8:16 AM: Announcements, Dean Heisler
- College of Business' 75th Anniversary Year
- New healthcare MBA; first class has 20 students
- Need new ideas to approach kids (in a class of 500 at least 200 don't have a major
- Be proactive Earlier
- Challenge Grant update:
- In past 30 days, CIS members contributed $5,830 towards $10,000 target.
- Challenge will close in Dec.
- Members' gifts to scholarship fund, time spent at meetings and serving on committees, and presentations to classes and at MISA meetings are greatly appreciated.
8:26 AM: Appreciation Luncheon, Kristin Williams (Business Experiences Manager)
- Friday Nov. 13th, 11:30 - 1:00
- KSU Ballroom Balcony in the Student Center
- Please RSVP!
- For info about internships, please contact Kristin at 330-672-1285 or email@example.com
8:27 AM: Research Project, Alan Brandyberry
- And company with a data warehouse, please contact and participate in a short survey.
8:28 AM: College's FY 2010 Financial Performance - download powerpoint
- Presentation given by Maureen Kennedy (Director, Financial & Business Operations)
- Follow up to April report on Responsibility Centered Management
- Fiscal Year July 1 - June 30
- Total Revenue: $28.5 mil
- Exp: ($15.5 mil)
- Less Overhead: ($13.5 mil)
- Net Total: ($0.5 mil)
- Tremendous enrollment increase, which will swing the numbers from red to black
- If our enrollment gained 12%, will the revenue go up by 12%?
- No, increase only by a third in the first year. $500,000 possible after swing; goes away in fiscal 2013
- Are the departmental expense budget amounts variable?
- Per department; department decides what money should be spent on.
8:40 AM: Feedback from Undergraduate Advisors - download powerpoint
- Presentation given by Jen Noble (Academic Advisor Coordinator, Undergraduate Programs Office)
- How do students learn about CIS?
- Teachers, Faculty and Staff
- Graduation Planning System, www.kent.edu/gps
- Coursework progression
- What do advisors hear?
- Confusion regarding the major/minor
- Confusion because there are 3 "computer programs"
- Confusion because students don't know what courses will be offered each year
- Need ways to get students excited about CIS
- Need ways to get students to gain proficiency in Computer Applications
- Need a timeline for the curriculum, descriptions for Special Topics courses, and a focus group
- Can students look at the differences between the 3 programs?
- It is very difficult and cumbersome
- Change the terminology of the courses?
- This may help
- Should all computer programs be in one college?
- Would encourage togetherness, but is not necessary.
- How do you get students down the right path?
- Marketing (i.e., going to website) and consistency over time, but there is no quick fix.
- What is the best way to bring the advisors up to date?
- Attend staff meeting
- What is wrong with telling students to see their advisors?
- There is no guarantee the students will actually go
- Focus Group Ideas:
- Show high school students how they have already been using IT for 13 years Relate IT to their lives.
- Target female students differently from males.
9:35 AM: MISA Update, Katie Hintze
- 16 Members
- Electing new officers Nov. 18th
- Having trouble with a few of the officers; that's why there has been a slow start.
9:40 AM: Committee Reports
- Executive Committee
- All Rick Davenport does for CIS is greatly appreciated; due to increased work-related travel, he has stepped down from executive committee and as internship committee co-chair; grateful to Dave Drzewiecki for taking over from Rick
- Due to workload, Pratim Datta has stepped down from marketing committee; Cathy is interim co-chair; grateful to Pratim for many contributions
- Marketing committee renamed as enrollment committee; also renaming internship committee as business experience committee
- Will have student presentations at Dec. 11 CIS meeting; would like as many members, students, and guests as possible to attend
- Curriculum Committee
- Test website for new curriculum is done (http://ksucis-test.com)
- Enrollment Committee
- 183 students currently enrolled in major; 193 pre-majors
- Female professionals volunteered to participate in Dec. 4 IT's for Girls event at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center; KSU souvenirs provided; SIM gave $1K
- Internship Committee
- New co-chair, Dave Drzewiecki, wants to be more quantitative with information.
- Thanks to Rick Davenport for hard work while co-chair.
- Scholarship Committee
- Ph. D. student recently selected to receive 300th CIS award
- 2 of 3 certification reimbursements available for fall already awarded
- Tuition applications due Nov. 11; leadership nominations due Nov. 24
- Fall 2009 award recipients to be recognized during Dec. 11 CIS meeting
- CIS website has link to donation form for scholarship fund.
9:49 AM: CIS Survey Results, Ryan Conlon, - download powerpoint
- 40 total responses, 22 corporate, 12 faculty, and 6 students
- Top academic issues to discuss: IS Major (38), Student Presentation (34), MISA (33)
- Other significant issues: More networking sessions, student interaction, and emerging technology discussions
9:56 AM: End
Minutes Prepared by:
Katie Hintze, Communications Facilitator