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MIS Faculty Meeting Agenda

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MIS Faculty Meeting Agenda

    MIS Faculty Retreat

    August 22, 2005, 1:30-6:30

    Matt & Liz Germonprez Home

Present: Matt Germonprez, Tom Hilton, Tony Keys, Bruce Lo, Ruidong Zhang

    Excused: Amy Bauer, Jean Pratt

    Guest: Dawna Drum

; The meeting was called to order at 1:30 pm.

    ; The minutes from the faculty meeting of April 15, 2005, were approved without correction. ; The minutes from the MIS Industry Advisory Committee meeting of April 29, 2005, were approved without

    correction.

PERSONNEL

Information Item: New Department Members

    Matt Germonprez was welcomed to the MIS Department. Amy Bauer, to start on October 1, and Jean Pratt, to start on January 1, were welcomed in absentia. Frances “FrannyMeyer-Briggs’ hiring as the MIS academic department

    assistant (formerly known as a program assistant) was announced; Franny will start on September 6, with Yvonne Mc Carty filling in until then and training Franny as needed.

Action Item: Academic Department Assistant Position Description

    To assure optimal integration of Franee into the Department, the position description used in her hiring was reviewed. All faculty agreed to work with her according to the position description.

ADMINISTRATION

Action Item: Fall 2005 Calendar

    The following events in which MIS Department members are to participate during the fall semester were reviewed: 8/25-26 AACSB Ethics Workshop (faculty will attend)

    9/2 New Freshman Orientation (faculty will attend)

    9/23 MIS Advisory Committee Meeting, Tietz Room Dedication (faculty will participate)

    10/5 Evening Recruiter Reception (faculty will attend and encourage students to attend) 10/6 Career Fair (classes will be dismissed so students can attend; faculty will also attend) 10/7 MBAA Submissions Due (Ruidong and Bruce will represent the MIS Department in 2006) 10/5-8 IACIS Conference (Tom H. and Bruce will attend)

    10/21 MIS Faculty Meeting, 4:00-5:00 p.m., SSS 114 (changed from 10/14; faculty will attend) 10/17-21 Explore Your Possibilities Week (MIS & CS will do a faculty/employer panel on careers in IT) 10/20 Minneapolis Alumni Event (at Champs; faculty will attend)

    10/24-28 MIS Major Blitz (faculty will participate as assigned)

    10/27 Major Fair (faculty and female seniors will participate as assigned)

    12/9 College Scholarship & Awards Luncheon (faculty will attend)

    12/2 MIS Faculty Meeting, 4:00-5:00 p.m., SSS 114 (faculty will attend)

    12/8 AITP Graduation Banquet (each faculty member and his/her partner will attend)

    All faculty agreed to participate as noted above.

Information Item: Department Mission and Vision

    The Department mission and vision were reviewed. The following proposed change to the mission was discussed: “…provide excellent instruction to undergraduate MIS majors and minors and to other qualified undergraduate and graduate students. The words “first” and “second” were deleted to reflect a partial mission shift toward providing

    more service courses to other departments as requested by the dean. The proposed change was received positively by the faculty; it will be voted on at the 10/21 faculty meeting.

Information Item: ABET Accreditation

    In connection with significant faculty turnover and curriculum revisions, Tom H. and the dean agreed to postpone the ABET accreditation site visit to give time to enhance the Department’s stability and to prepare the Department’s self study report.

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Information Item: Assessment Plan

    The Department assessment plan was reviewed briefly, and faculty were invited to review it carefully outside the

    meeting. Reasons why the assessment plan is important were discussed.

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Action Item: AITP Support

    All faculty agreed to attend at least one AITP student chapter meeting during the fall semester so that at least one

    faculty member is at each general meeting. All faculty also agreed to attend the AITP graduation banquet with a partner. It was noted that Brad Beilke, 2005-06 AITP student chapter president, has made faculty involvement a priority of his administration.

    Action Item: CIS Conference ndAll faculty agreed to sponsor the 22 annual CIS Conference for information technology instructors in the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) next March 9-10, 2006. Tom H. and Franee will coordinate the conference with Mike Tokheim of WTCS; the MIS faculty will attend the evening reception and some of the sessions and will make presentations in the sessions as needed.

Action Item: High School Relations

    All faculty agreed to visit high schools to make recruiting presentations to students and teachers and to meet with

    guidance counselors. Tom H. will solicit invitations.

Information Item: Recruiter Relations

    Recruiters are presently plentiful, so we simply need to continue doing what we’re doing in recruiter relations.

Information Item: Advisory Committee Composition

    The members of the Advisory Committee have changed a bit since our spring meeting:

    Dave Elsen John Mason Jim Stephani

     Product Manager Executive Vice President IS Manager

     Schneider National, Inc. Efunds Federated Mutual Insurance Co.

    Andy Feest Bernie McGarrigle Bob Sutton

     Consulting System Engineer Vice Pres., Enterprise Arch. Associate Dean

     Cisco, Inc. EcoLab UWEC College of Business

    Dave Grassl Pete Nassios Mike Tokheim

     Director of Technology Director of Info. Systems Bus./Info. Tech. Ed. Dir.

     Roehl Transport, Inc. The Turkey Store Office of Instruction

     WI Technical College System

    Kyle Hammer Brenda Nault Brent Willi

     IT Tech. Services 3M.com and Intranet Services President and CEO

     3M Corporation 3M Corporation Strategy1 Consulting

    Mark Hosmann Tim Peterson Tom Winter

     IT Applications Analysis & Vice President, Tech. Ops. IT Applications Manager

     Support Supervisor Ingenix P&H Mining Equipment

     Cargill Animal Nutrition

    Robin Johengen Neil Prom Terri Witak

     Career/Employment Coord. Manager, Consumer Bus. Systems Systems Integration Manager

     UWEC Career Services Office Kimberly-Clark Corporation CUNA Mutual Group

    John Kring Dave Staloch

     Vice President of Technology Client Services Account Manager

     Skyline Technologies, Inc. Accenture

Information Item: College and Department Web Sites and College Intranet

    The faculty offered their sincere thanks to Gretchen Hutterli for the much improved College and Department Web sites including the just-launched College Intranet.

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Action Item: MIS Student Web Presence

    Ruidong Z. agreed to help MIS students develop and operate an MIS Student Web site, possibly including an Internet radio station and podcasting service. Erik Hendrickson, chair of the Physics & Astronomy Department, helps his students operate an Internet radio station and has offered to help MIS get started as well.

CURRICULUM/INSTRUCTION

Action Item: Peer Teaching Evaluations

    The MIS faculty agreed to invite each other into their classes to observe each other’s teaching and write peer

    teaching evaluations. These evaluations will be submitted as part of the annual performance review materials.

Action Item: Course Revisions

    The following were approved unanimously by the MIS faculty:

    BSAD 101 Tom H. will prepare a course change form for submission to the College Curriculum Committee to

    change the title and course description of BSAD 101. The proposed title is Business Concepts for Technical

    Professionals. See the April 15, 2005, faculty meeting minutes for more details. This is in preparation to teach it

    spring semester to Computer Science students per an agreement worked out at Tom Dock’s request between

    Tom H. and Mike Wick, CS Department chair.

    BTEL 345 Ruidong Z. will modify the BTEL 345 syllabus to show treatment of computer hardware and operating

    systems and hardware concepts. Hardware: Basic PC Architecture (RAM, CPU, HD, NIC, BUS, chipset, etc.),

    PC Disassembly & Reassembly (including students actually disassembling and reassembling PCs so they POST

    successfully), PC Troubleshooting and Performance (including students actually repairing hardware problems in

    lab PCs), Remote Assistance, and Network Hardware Monitoring and Troubleshooting. OS-related topics: the

    OS concept, OS types, Windows OS versions, disk and file management, active directory concept, domain

    concept, group policy, and network security. He will spend at least three full class periods on this content. BTEL 410 Ruidong Z. will prepare a course change form for submission to the college Curriculum Committee to

    change the title and course description of BTEL 410. The proposed course title is Business Data Security

    Management. This is in response to the need to change the course subsequent to Dale Johnson’s retirement.

    MIS 240 Tom H. and Amy B. will develop a prototype syllabus to field test in one section of MIS 240 spring

    2006. This section of MIS 240 will be scheduled at the same time as MIS 460 on a MWF schedule; 240 will be

    organized around the System Development Life Cycle and the MIS 460 content around project management,

    and make Friday a lab where the MIS 460 students lead the MIS 240 students in lab exercises. Tom and Amy

    will present an overview of the project, including rationale statement, text book, draft syllabus, and results of a

    CoB Computing & Information Literacy survey in a faculty forum November 16.

    MIS 315 Tony K. will prepare a course change form to create a new course in Information Systems Security

    Policy Development. It is tentatively numbered 315, but this could change. Tony will develop the title, course

    description, and prototype syllabus for MIS faculty review and approval before submitting it to the College

    Curriculum Committee for approval.

    MIS 350 Tony K. will prepare a course change form to create a new course in Information Systems Project

    Management. It is tentatively numbered 350, but this could change. Tony will develop the title, course

    description, and prototype syllabus for MIS faculty review and approval before submitting it to the College

    Curriculum Committee for approval.

Action Item: Revisions to MIS Major

    The MIS faculty unanimously approved the formation of three emphases in the MIS major: a business analysis emphasis, a systems development emphasis, and an enterprise networking emphasis. Here is a comparison of the present requirements with the new requirements that will be submitted to the College Curriculum Committee:

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    Present Newly Approved for Submission to College

    E. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS Cr. E. MAJOR CORE Cr.

     MIS 304 Fundamentals of Bus Programming 3 MIS 304 Fund. of Bus Programming 3

     MIS 310 Systems Analysis & Design 3 MIS 310 Systems Analysis & Design 3

     BTEL 345 Data Communications Networks 3 BTEL 345 Data Communications Networks 3

     MIS 314 Bus Software Engineering 3 MIS 344 Database Management Systems 3

     MIS 344 Database Mgmt Systems 3 MIS 460 Seminar in Information Systems 3

     MIS 411 Object-Oriented Systems 3 TOTAL 15

     MIS 450 Distributed Systems Development 3

     MIS 460 Seminar in Info Systems 3 F. MAJOR EMPHASIS (complete only one emphasis)

     Electives per list below or as approved by MIS Chair 4 I. Business Analysis Emphasis

     TOTAL 28 MIS 315 MIS Security Policy Devel. 3

     MIS 411 Object-Oriented Systems 3

     Electives: Complete at least 4 credits from two MIS 350 MIS Project Management 3

    departments; one course must be MIS or BTEL: TOTAL 9

     MIS 384 Advanced Database Topics 3 II. Systems Development Emphasis

     MIS 420 Internship in MIS 3 MIS 314 Bus Software Engineering 3

     MIS 491 Selected Topics in MIS 1-3 MIS 384 Advanced Database Concepts 3

     BTEL 375 LAN Develop & Mgmt 3 MIS 450 Distributed Systems Devel. 3

     BTEL 475 Electronic Business 3 TOTAL 9

     ACCT 312 Managerial Accounting 3 III. Enterprise Networking Emphasis

     or BTEL 375 Enterprise Network Admin. 3

     ACCT 314 Cost Accounting 3 BTEL 410 Data & Network Security 3

     ACCT 315 Accounting Systems 3 BTEL 475 Electronic Business 3

     BCOM 405 Advanced Business Comm. 2 TOTAL 9

     MGMT 414 Small Business Consulting 3

    G. MAJOR ELECTIVES MGMT 443 Process Simulation & Analysis 3

     ART 274 Graphic Design I 3 Electives from either the list below or from the unchosen

     Select no more than one CS course from: emphases above 4

     CS 319 Fund. of Java Programming 3 MIS 420 Internship in MIS 3

     CS 320 Web Database Design & Impl. 3 MIS 491 Selected Topics in MIS 1-3

     CS 321 Web Design & Development 3 ACCT 312 Managerial Accounting 3

     ACCT 314 Cost Accounting 3 F. SUMMARY ACCT 315 Accounting Systems 3

     College of Business Core 32 BCOM 405 Advanced Business Comm. 2

     Major Requirements 28 MGMT 414 Small Business Consulting 3

     GE & Non-Business Requirements 60 MGMT 443 Process Simulation & Analysis 3

     GRAND TOTAL 120 ART 274 Graphic Design I 3

     CS 319 Fund. of Java Programming 3

     CS 320 Web Database Design & Impl. 3

     CS 321 Web Design & Development 3

     Other as approved by MIS chair

     TOTAL 4

    H. SUMMARY

     GE & Non-Business Requirements 60

     College of Business Core 32

     Major Requirements 28

     GRAND TOTAL 120

Action Item: Revisions to IT Certificate

    The MIS faculty unanimously approved revisions to the Information Technology certificate offered by the MIS

    major. The changes were motivated by feedback from other departments in and out of the College that more

    flexibility in course options will help the certificate better complement the various fields of study. Here is a

    comparison of the present requirements with the new requirements that will be submitted to the College Curriculum

    Committee:

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    Present

    Business Students Non-Business Students

    Take the following MIS course: Take the following four MIS courses:

    3 cr MIS 240 Information Systems in Business 3 cr MIS 240 Information Systems in Business

Take at least two of the following MIS courses:

    3 cr MIS 290 Introduction to Database Applications 3 cr MIS 290 Introduction to Database Applications 3 cr MIS 304 Fundamentals of Business Programming 3 cr MIS 304 Fundamentals of Business Programming 3 cr MIS 310 Systems Analysis & Design 3 cr MIS 310 Systems Analysis & Design

Take zero or one of the following Business courses:

    3 cr ACCT 315 Accounting Systems

    3 cr BTEL 345 Data Communications Networks

    3 cr CS 319 Fundamentals of Java Programming

    3 cr MGMT 443 Process Simulations & Analysis

    3 cr MGMT 452 Inventory, MRP, & CRP

    3 cr MIS 314 Business Software Engineering

    2 cr MKTG 338 Marketing Technology & Applications

    Newly Approved for Submission to College

    Business Students Non-Business Students

    Take the following two MIS courses: Take the following two MIS courses:

    3 cr MIS 240 Information Systems in Business 3 cr MIS 240 Information Systems in Business

    3 cr MIS 310 Systems Analysis & Design 3 cr MIS 310 Systems Analysis & Design

Take at least one of the following MIS courses: Take two of the following MIS courses:

    3 cr MIS 290 Introduction to Database Applications 3 cr MIS 290 Introduction to Database Applications 3 cr MIS 304 Fundamentals of Business Programming 3 cr MIS 304 Fundamentals of Business Programming 3 cr MIS 315 MIS Security Policy Development 3 cr MIS 315 MIS Security Policy Development

    3 cr MIS 350 MIS Project Management

Take up to one of the following Business courses:

    3 cr ACCT 315 Accounting Systems

    3 cr ACCT 460 Accounting Technology & Applications

    3 cr MGMT 405 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

    3 cr MGMT 443 Process Simulations & Analysis

    3 cr MGMT 452 Inventory, MRP, & CRP

    3 cr MKTG 336 Business Logistics Management

    2 cr MKTG 338 Marketing Technology & Applications

The e-commerce and security certificates proposed at the April 15 MIS faculty meeting were tabled for the time

    being.

Information Item: Revisions to MIS Minor

    The MIS faculty agreed to consider revisions to the MIS minor at the next faculty meeting. See the April 15 MIS

    faculty meeting minutes for details of proposed revisions to the minor.

ADVISING & SERVICE

    Information Item: Policies on Advising and Academic Honesty The MIS faculty were reminded to read the recently approved College of Business advising policy. They were also

    reminded to review and incorporate into all course syllabi the MIS Department academic honesty policy.

    Action item: Department & College Committee Assignments The MIS faculty reviewed and approved the following committee assignments for the 2005-06 academic year:

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MIS Faculty MIS Department Committees College of Business Committees

    Amy Bauer Commencement (December), Curriculum, Industry Scholarship

    Advisory, Public Relations, Strategic Planning, Student

    Professionalism*

    Matt Germonprez Commencement (August), Curriculum, Graduate, Industry Technology

    Advisory, Public Relations*, Scholarship, Strategic

    Planning, Student Professionalism

    Tom Hilton Commencement (May), Curriculum*, Graduate, Industry Dean’s Council

    Advisory, Personnel, Public Relations, Strategic

    Planning*, Student Professionalism

    Tony Keys Commencement (May), Curriculum, Graduate, Industry Administrator Review,

    Advisory, Library*, Personnel*, Public Relations, Curriculum

    Scholarship*, Strategic Planning, Student Professionalism

    Bruce Lo Commencement*, Curriculum, Graduate*, Industry Curriculum, MBA

     (also on Faculty Advisory, Public Relations, Strategic Planning, Student

     Senate) Professionalism

    Jean Pratt Commencement (August), Curriculum, Graduate, Industry

    Advisory*, Public Relations, Strategic Planning, Student

    Professionalism

    Ruidong Zhang Commencement (December), Curriculum, Graduate, Academic Probation & Retention,

    Industry Advisory, Personnel, Public Relations, Intellectual Contribution &

    Scholarship, Strategic Planning, Student Professionalism Innovative Ed.

    *Faculty member chairs the committee.

Information Item: Career Services

    Robin Johengen of the UWEC Office of Career Services reported excellent (98%) placement of MIS graduates last year. This is typical of MIS graduate placements as far back as the records go. Robin also reported robust internship activity, mostly during the summer months but occurring year-round.

    Robin pointed out that apparently less than half of MIS summer interns who obtain their internship through Career Services enroll in MIS 420, Internship in MIS. This creates misleadingly small enrollment numbers in official reports, robs the University of tuition and student credit hours, and disrupts opportunities to develop relationships with potential employers. Summer interns appear to be discouraged by the lack of opportunity to show their MIS 420 enrollment during fall or spring semester when plateau tuition would make the course effectively free. Several potential solutions were discussed: allowing students to enroll for a summer internship during fall or spring semester, charging reduced tuition for MIS 420 in the summer, requiring MIS 420 enrollment of any MIS student who obtains an internship through Career Services, offering a professionalism certificate with MIS 420 as a requirement, and better educating students as to their responsibility. Nothing was settled.

RESEARCH

Information Item: AACSB Academic Qualification

    Tom H. reviewed the necessity of maintaining reasonable research output, not only to fulfill our obligation to advance the MIS profession but also to maintain the College’s accreditation through the Association for Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Information Item: Faculty-Student Collaborative Research

    Tom H. reviewed UWEC’s designation as the officially designated center of excellence in the University of Wisconsin System for undergraduate faculty-student collaborative research. He encouraged the faculty to take advantage of the opportunities available to involve undergraduate students in research.

FACILITIES

Information Item: Schneider Hall Hours Changing

    Dawna Drum reported that, effective fall 2005, Schneider Hall will be closed at night (M-F 10:30 p.m. 7:00 a.m.,

    Sat 5:30 p.m. 7:00 a.m., Sun closed). This is evidently because of a number of computer thefts and other unfortunate incidents that have occurred in the labs since they were made available 24 hours per day, seven days per week several years ago. She noted that computer labs campus-wide are being consolidated into the Library and that

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    Schneider Hall is not being singled out as more problematic than other lab locations. She also pointed out that exceptions can be made if needed for academic purposes and that faculty outside door keys will not be changed, thus allowing faculty and staff continued access.

ADJOURNMENT

    The meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m. to a catered dinner for MIS Department members and their guests and families.

Respectfully submitted,

Thomas Hilton

    Department Chair

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