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Title: Summer 2008 Orientation


1
Welcome! Summer 2008 Orientation School of
Computer and Information Sciences http//www.cis.
usouthal.edu/ University of South
Alabama http//www.usouthal.edu/ Presenter Dr.
R. J. Daigle rdaigle_at_usouthal.edu
2
AGENDA
  • Presentation and Handouts
  • Sign one of the Advising Block Removal Sheets
  • Handouts
  • Copy of this presentation
  • The current laptop policy
  • Copies of the check sheets for the 3 majors
  • Presentation
  • About the School of CIS
  • Who do you need to get to know
  • What you need to know about
  • General Information
  • List of Links and Contacts

3
This is a perfect time to be a Computing Major
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Good News!
  • The number of jobs in Computing is increasing at
    a faster rate than in any other industry (U.S.
    Department of Labor)
  • Market demand for specialized Computing skills
    and knowledge will continue to outpace the
    supply. It is expected that more than 20 percent
    of permanent Computing positions will remain
    unfilled (Gartner Group IT Workforce Change)
  • Expanding technology needs will result in demand
    for qualified Computing Professional resulting in
    the biggest increases in base compensation over
    the next several years (RHI Consulting
    Technology Professionals)

5
Robert Half Technology Technology Professionals
  • Specialties in Demand
  • Internet/Intranet and E-commerce Development
  • Networking
  • Technical Support
  • Project Management
  • Systems Analysis
  • Software Implementation
  • Database Administration/Architecture
  • Software Applications Development
  • Job Skills Needed
  • Support Knowledge/Skills
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Problem Solving/Scientific Approach
  • Specialization Area supporting courses
  • Life-Long Learning

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Theres a Shortage of Majors!
  • Nationally
  • Representatives from Microsoft, Google, Yahoo
    say
  • there arent enough available graduates to meet
    current needs
  • there aren't enough current computing majors to
    meet future demands.
  • Locally
  • Similar experiences from local companies see job
    openings at the School of CIS Jobs Web Site
    (http//www.cis.usouthal.edu/job_openings.php)
  • Conclusion
  • Not only is it good to be a computing major
    now...
  • But it will be good for many years to come!

7
People you should know!
8
The Dean
  • of the School of Computer and Information
    Sciences is Dr. Alec Yasinsac
  • Expertise in
  • Information Assurance and Security
  • Group encryption,
  • Intrusion detection,
  • Digital forensics
  • Current funding
  • National Science Foundation,
  • Department of Defense,
  • Army Research Office,
  • Florida Department of State

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The School of CIS Administration
Dr. Roy Daigle, Grad Director Advisor to all
majors
Dr. Michael Doran Coordinator Computer
Science Computer Engineering
Dr. Bob Sweeney Coordinator Information Technology
Dr. Harold Pardue Coordinator Information Systems
10
The Main Office Staff
Kathy Ford Administrative Assistant
Theresa Thompson Academic Counselor
Vickie Mitchell Receptionist/Secretary
Jennifer Nelson Receptionist
Keith Lynn System Administrator
Michael Behr PC Applications Specialist
11
Our Three Undergraduate Majors
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology

12
Computing Disciplines
  • ACM lists 5 disciplines in computing
  • We have 3 of these in the School of CIS
  • Shared responsibility for Computer Engineering
    with the College of Engineering
  • Brief descriptions are
  • Computer Science ( http//computingcareers.acm.org
    /?page_id8 )
  • Currently the most popular of the computing
    disciplines tends to be relatively broad and
    with an emphasis on the underlying science
    aspects.
  • Information Systems ( http//computingcareers.acm.
    org/?page_id9 )
  • Essentially, this is computing in an
    organizational context, typically in businesses.
  • Information Technology ( http//computingcareers.a
    cm.org/?page_id7 )
  • Focuses on computing infrastructure and needs of
    individual users tends to involve a study of
    systems (perhaps just software systems, but
    perhaps also systems in support of learning, of
    information dissemination, etc.).
  • Computer Engineering ( http//computingcareers.acm
    .org/?page_id11 )
  • Typically involves software and hardware and the
    development of systems that involve software,
    hardware, and communications.
  • Software Engineering ( http//computingcareers.acm
    .org/?page_id10 )
  • Is concerned with developing and maintaining
    software systems that behave reliably and
    efficiently, are affordable to develop and
    maintain, and satisfy all the requirements that
    customers have defined for them.

We have considered Software Engineering in the
past but cannot presently justify offering it.
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Computing Choices at the University of South
Alabama
  • Three separate degrees
  • Bachelor of Science in
  • Computer Science
  • A Computer Science student must also be
    interested in math and science
  • Information Systems
  • An Information Systems student must also be
    interested in working with people in
    organizations
  • Information Technology
  • An Information Technology student must be
    interested in technology AND in application areas
    for technology
  • Although there is some overlap
  • it will be important to align with the program
    that best fits your future goals because of the
    course requirements in the programs

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Computer Science
  • Computer Science (CSC)
  • spans the range from theory through programming
    to cutting-edge development of computing
    solutions
  • offers a foundation that permits graduates to
    adapt to new technologies and new ideas
  • The work of computer scientists falls into three
    categories
  • a) designing and building software
  • b) developing effective ways to solve computing
    problems, such as storing information in
    databases, sending data over networks or
    providing new approaches to security problems
    and
  • c) devising new and better ways of using
    computers and addressing particular challenges in
    areas such as robotics, computer vision, or
    digital forensics (although these specializations
    are not available in all computer science
    programs).
  • Our Computer Science program requires strong
    backgrounds in math and natural sciences.

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Information Systems
  • Information Systems (ISC)
  • is concerned with the information that computer
    systems can provide to aid a company, non-profit
    or governmental organization in defining and
    achieving its goals
  • is also concerned with the processes that an
    enterprise can implement and improve using
    information technology
  • ISC professionals
  • must be interested in working with people in
    organizations
  • must understand both technical and organizational
    factors,
  • must be able to help an organization determine
    how information and technology-enabled business
    processes can provide a foundation for superior
    organizational performance
  • ISC professionals serve as a bridge between the
    technical and management communities within an
    organization.
  • Our Information Systems program requires a
    background in business and management

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Information Technology
  • Information Technology (ITE)
  • Refers to preparing students to meet computer
    technology needs of business, government,
    healthcare, schools, etc.
  • IT professionals
  • possess the right combination of knowledge and
    practical, hands-on expertise to take care of
    both an organizations information technology
    infrastructure and the people who use it
  • responsibility for selecting hardware and
    software products appropriate for an
    organization.
  • integrate those products with organizational
    needs and infrastructure, and install, customize
    and maintain those applications, thereby
    providing a secure and effective environment that
    supports the activities of the organizations
    computer users.
  • programming often involves writing short programs
    that typically connect existing components
  • Planning and managing an organizations IT
    infrastructure is a difficult and complex job
    that requires a solid foundation in applied
    computing as well as management and people skills
  • Our Information Technology program requires an
    interest in technology AND in application areas
    for technology

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Whats in CommonWhats different
  • The 3 majors share a common foundation
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Problem Solving the Scientific Approach
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Database
  • Networks and Data Communications
  • Operating Systems
  • Each individual major adds
  • Courses that are unique for the major
  • Courses that are complementary to the major

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Computer Science
  • The 3 majors share a common foundation
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Problem Solving the Scientific Approach
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Database
  • Networks and Data Communications
  • Operating Systems
  • The Computer Science major adds
  • Courses that are unique for the major such as
  • Digital Logic and Computer Architecture,
    Software Engineering Principles, Programming
    Language Theory, and Performance Evaluation of
    Algorithms
  • Courses that are complementary to the major
  • Calculus I and II, Discrete Math, and Statistics
  • 4 Natural Sciences

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Information Systems
  • The 3 majors share a common foundation
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Problem Solving the Scientific Approach
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Database
  • Networks and Data Communications
  • Operating Systems
  • The Information Systems major adds
  • Courses that are unique for the major such as
  • Object-Oriented Analysis Design, Advanced
    Database, Information Systems Strategy and
    Policy, Human-Computer Interface Design, and
    Project Management
  • Courses that are complementary to the major
  • Accounting, Microeconomics, Management Theory
    Practice, and two additional approved Bus/Man
    electives
  • Choice of Concentrations in Web, Networking, or
    Data Management

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Information Technology
  • The 3 majors share a common foundation
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Problem Solving the Scientific Approach
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Database
  • Networks and Data Communications
  • Operating Systems
  • The Information Technology major adds
  • Courses that are unique for the major such as
  • Network Administration, Needs Assessment
    Technology Evaluation, Human-Computer Interface
    Design, Advanced Application Development, and
    Project Management
  • Courses that are complementary to the major
  • Concentration Choices Web, Networking, or Data
    Management
  • Supporting Focus courses Business,
    Communications, Graphic Arts, and more Technology

21
Placement Exams
  • Computer Proficiency NO
  • Math Placement
  • YES
  • Toledo Chemistry Maybe

22
Placement Exams
  • Computer Proficiency Exam
  • NO!
  • Majors in the School of Computer and Information
    Sciences do not take this exam!
  • Math Placement Exam
  • YES!
  • This exam must be taken by all School of CIS
    majors before advising
  • Tied to enrollment in our beginning programming
    course
  • The minimum math knowledge required for
    enrollment in our beginning programming course is
    a score of 65 on the Math Placement Exam
  • Administered today!
  • 245 pm, ILB 245
  • The orientation guides will direct you to ILB 245
  • Toledo Chemistry Placement Exam
  • MAYBE
  • NOT REQUIREDtake only if you wish to take the
    Chemistry sequence for Chemistry majors.

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Math for CIS Majors is Important!
  • Is required of all CIS majors
  • Information Systems and Information Technology
    majors
  • MA 120 Survey of Calculus or
  • MA 267, Discrete Mathematics
  • Computer Science majors must complete
  • MA 267, Discrete Mathematics
  • MA 125-126, Calculus I II
  • Is used for placement in CIS programming courses
  • CIS 115
  • Math Placement Score of 65-74
  • CIS 120
  • Math Placement Score gt75 or
  • Completion of MA 112 and CIS 115

Math 110 is not an acceptable math course!
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Freshman Year Courses
  • All School of CIS Majors

25
What you should know about Beginning School of
CIS Courses
  • CIS 100 Information Technology in Societyyou
    will learn more about
  • The role of Information Technology in Society
  • Your professional and ethical responsibilities in
    Society
  • Legal issues in computing
  • Required of all StudentsCannot be transferred!
  • Will be assigned to new Freshmen in the Fall
  • CIS 101 CIS Freshman Year Experienceyou will
    learn more about
  • the University of South Alabama
  • studying and managing your time effectively
  • what assistance is available to students
  • more about the three CIS majors Computer
    Science, Information Systems, and Information
    Technology
  • Required of all Beginning Freshmen
  • After completing CIS 101 you will be expected to
    make a choice of CIS major
  • Will be assigned to new Freshmen in the Fall

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About the School of CIS beginning programming
courses CIS 115
  • In CIS 115, Introduction to Computer and
    Information Sciences, students will learn how to
  • use a computer to solve problems
  • represent your computer-based solutions using
    graphical diagrams
  • document your computer-based solutions
  • implement your computer-based solutions using a
    programming language
  • use simple concepts of Object Oriented
    Programming
  • Notes
  • Prerequisite Math Placement score of at least 65

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About the beginning School of CIS programming
courses CIS 120
  • In CIS 120, Problem Solving Programming
    Concepts I, students will learn how to
  • use a compiler and its debugging tools
  • write programs involving sequence, loop, and
    decision to solve problems
  • use simple and aggregate data structures
  • make estimations of efficiency for simple
    algorithms
  • prepare simple classes for object-oriented
    applications
  • Prerequisite is
  • CIS equivalent of CIS 115 AND
  • Math equivalent of pre-calculus or math
    placement of 75

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About the beginning School of CIS programming
courses CIS 121
  • In CIS 121, Problem Solving Programming
    Concepts II, students will learn how to
  • design solutions to complex problems using
    abstraction
  • design applications using new classes from
    existing classes
  • write file management applications
  • use dynamic data structures such as lists,
    stacks, queues in problem solving
  • create event-driven applications and applets
  • use testing strategies to thoroughly test
    algorithms
  • Prerequisite is CIS 120

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Advising Information
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What you should know about Advising
  • Advising is about making big decisions
  • Which semester should a course be taken?
  • What are some good supporting electives for your
    special interests
  • Advising is mandatory
  • Involves consultation with a knowledgeable guide
  • Spring advising occurs during the Fall semester
  • Summer Fall advising occurs during the Spring
    Semester
  • Registration blocks are set automatically each
    semester

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What you should know about Student Advising
Responsibilities
  • Study the catalog for specialization requirements
  • contains descriptions of all programs and
  • all courses in all programs
  • Online at http//www.southalabama.edu/bulletin/
  • Prepare a plan for completing your degree
  • Adjusting the plan each semester as necessary
  • See http//www.cis.usouthal.edu/advising.php for
    CIS advising assistance and links.
  • Focus on PC courses
  • REQUIRED 1xx and 2xx courses in a specialization
    area
  • All PC courses must be completed with a grade of
    C or better before enrolling in junior and
    senior CIS courses
  • I didnt know it was required!
  • will NOT help you graduate

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What you should know about Schedule Building
  • Decide how many credits you can carry
  • Select a balance between technical
    non-technical courses
  • Whenever possible, choose PC courses first
  • Start your mathematics courses immediately
  • Build your schedule from the least frequently
    offered to the most frequently offered
  • Consider time for travel, study, work, etc.

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More about the School of CIS!
  • Facilities Mapping
  • Laptop Policy
  • General Information

34
Current Location
N
FCW 20 CIS OFFICE
  • X

CIS Courtyard (CIS Social Events Site)
ACM Pizza Party, Semester Cookouts,etc
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What you should know about the Laptop Ownership
Policy
  • From the Bulletin All students enrolling in any
    undergraduate and graduate courses offered by the
    School of CIS, except CIS 100, CIS 101, CIS 110,
    CIS 150, CIS 175, CIS 210, CIS 211, CIS 227, CIS
    250, and CIS 500, are required to own a personal
    laptop computer system that conforms to the
    current School minimum. This is a one-student
    one-machine requirement.
  • Specifications (minimums are given below)
  • Processor 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
    processor minimum 1.6 GHz or greater
    recommended
  • Hard Drive 80 GB or greater
  • CD ROM 24X or greater, CD-RW recommended
  • RAM 1 GB minimum, 2 GB recommended
  • Network Wired Ethernet 10BaseT required,
  • Wireless 802.11b/g required (built-in or via
    PC Card Adapter)
  • The School of CIS has a wireless 802.11G
    network
  • Cabling Ethernet patch
  • Wet ports to connect to campus networks will be
    available for student use at many locations on
    campus.
  • School of CIS detailed laptop requirements can be
    obtained at
  • http//www.cis.usouthal.edu/laptop_policy.php

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Extra Opportunities
  • Internship Program
  • Opportunity to learn while earning
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Five-Year Program BS and MS in 5 years
  • Apply in second semester of Junior year
  • GPA of 3.25
  • Composite of 1100 on GRE verbal and quantitative
    with at least 400 on each portion
  • Financial aid is available to those admitted to
    the program
  • MS in CIS with Specializations in
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems

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New Directions!
  • Robotics
  • Embedded Systems
  • Game Development
  • Computer Forensics
  • Network Security
  • Web Development
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data Mining
  • Data Assurance
  • Enterprise Applications

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Student Chapter of the ACM
  • Association of Computing Machinery
  • Oldest Professional Organization in Computing
  • USA Chapter is one of the most active student
    organizations on campus
  • Membership Information
  • Contact acm_at_usouthal.edu
  • http//acm.southalabama.edu/membership.html
  • Activities
  • Service
  • Tutoring
  • Lectures
  • Scholarship Awards in CIS
  • Special Projects
  • Social
  • Pizza Party
  • Games Party
  • Annual Banquet
  • Intramurals

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Whats next? A new Building! A new location!
  • The New Computing/Engineering BuildingCorner of
    University and Old Shell

40
More Facts About US
  • 1st in the United States to have ALL Three
    Majors accredited by ABET, the computing
    accreditation agency
  • All three programs are offered in both a day and
    evening rotation.
  • State-of-the-art labs in Robotics, Real-Time
    Systems, Networking, Security, Data Mining, Data
    Warehousing, Web Site Management, Multimedia
  • All CIS students are required to own a laptop.
  • Advising is required each semester.
  • 5 year Bachelor and Masters degree program for
    talented and high-performing students (in any of
    the 3 majors).

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Who to contact when you need information or help!
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Contact Information!Main Office FCW 20 Phone
(251) 460-6390
  • Dean
  • Alec Yasinsac yasinsac_at_gmail.com
  • General Information Graduate Program
  • Roy Daigle rdaigle_at_usouthal.edu
  • Academic Counselor
  • Theresa Thompson tthompson_at_usouthal.edu
  • Internship
  • Melissa Smith
  • mesmith_at_usouthal.edu
  • Computer Science Coordinator
  • Michael Doran mdoran_at_usouthal.edu
  • Information Systems Coordinator
  • Harold Pardue hpardue_at_usouthal.edu
  • Information Technology Coordinator
  • Bob Sweeney bsweeney_at_usouthal.edu
  • Additional Sites of Interest
  • School of Computer and Information Sciences
  • http//www.cis.usouthal.edu
  • University of South Alabama
  • http//www.usouthal.edu or http//www.southalabam
    a.edu
  • Laptop Requirements http//www.cis.usouthal.edu/l
    aptop_policy.php
  • Advising Information http//www.cis.usouthal.edu
    /advising_info.php
  • Scholarships http//www.cis.usouthal.edu/scholars
    hipinfo/scholarshipInfo.php

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Dinner Tonight 6PM
  • Meet at the table with the Computer Sciences
    Gonfalon in the Mitchell Center.
  • About the Computer Sciences Gonfalon
  • The design of the College of Computer and
    Information Sciences is made up of two symbols
    appropriate to the School the Flame of Knowledge
    and the Globe. The Flame of Knowledge is derived
    from three distinct disciplines Science
    represented by the Blue, Engineering represented
    by the Orange, and Business represented by the
    tan. The Globe symbolizes both the wide reaching
    effect of the discipline and the diversity of the
    College's population.

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Checksheets for our Majors
  • CIS General Studies
  • Computer Science (CSC)
  • Information Systems (ISC)
  • Information Technology (ITE)
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