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IBM Academic Initiative Colorado State University - BMAC February 13, 2006

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  1. IBM Academic InitiativeColorado State University - BMACFebruary 13, 2006 In-demand skills for an On Demand world Dr. Phil Farley, Academic Initiative

  2. Agenda • Why did IBM create the Academic Initiative • What is the Academic Initiative • How you can join • Key Links IBM Academic Initiative

  3. The need for skilled developers and IT professionals is greater than ever • The fastest-growing occupation in the next decade is projected to be computer software engineers • IT is one of America's fastest growing industries • In the U.S. alone, 1.5 million additional skilled IT professionals are expected to be needed by 2006 • Approximately 70 million Baby Boomers will exit the workforce during the next 15 years, with only 40 million workers coming in * Watson Wyatt,; U.S. Department of Labor; Bureau of Labor Statistics; Information Technology Association of America IBM Academic Initiative

  4. Student enrollment in science and engineering continues to decline • The number of students graduating with science and engineering degrees in the U.S. has been declining over the last 10 years • In the past decade, there has been a 29% decline in U.S. students graduating with undergraduate computer science and engineering degrees • Women and underrepresented minorities are leaving science and engineering programs at alarmingly high rates * National Science Foundation; National Science Board IBM Academic Initiative

  5. IBM Academic Initiative • Partner with colleges and universities to drive the use of Open Standards/ Open Source Technologies in Higher Education • Better educate millions of students for a more competitive IT workforce IBM Academic Initiative

  6. IBM middleware and tools Access to IBM hardware Course materials and textbooks Curriculum evaluation services Technical enablement for faculty and IT staff Certifications Student Opportunity System (SOS) Tutorials, articles and Redbooks Forums, webcasts and newsletters IBM Academic Initiative offerings IBM Academic Initiative

  7. San Jose State University (SJSU) Partnership Executive: Jon Iwata Relationship Manager: Sharon McFadden John Aufhammer Technical Enablement: Willy Farrell Challenge The Management Information Systems Department within the College of Business recognized unmet potential in exposing their students to the open standards and open source technologies critical to their career goals, particularly in Silicon Valley. Solution IBM created a 3 day custom software enablement training for the MIS faculty with a focus on IBM’s Rational tools and DB2 and provided technical support to get the tools up and running in the labs & department. Rational and DB2 were quickly integrated into the curriculum and are currently being taught with an eye toward broad expansion, across the program, as a platform for student project portfolios. Value SJSU MIS students now will graduate with an appreciation of the open paradigm and a broader knowledge of the tools they are likely to encounter in the field. Acting Chair, Tim Hill reports “an immediate value-added impact on the quality of our program and, by extension, our graduates, in term of the depth and breath of their knowledge and skills.” Results All MIS students now get exposure to open source and IBM technologies, enhancing their prospects for hiring and long term career success. IBM success story – San Jose State University, USA IBM Academic Initiative

  8. Benefits for faculty and students • Access to leading-edge, open standards-based technology • Access to world-class curriculum • Ongoing faculty skills development • Increase in student placement • Industry-leading certifications • Students can enroll in Opportunity Data Base • Potential partnerships with IBM customers and Business Partners IBM Academic Initiative

  9. What’s next? • Faculty: • If you haven’t already, apply for membership today: • Students: • Tell your professors about this program • Everyone: • Subscribe to our newsletters • Investigate how IBM technologies and products can supplement your curricula Download software and try it out Add a lab Complete an online tutorial IBM Academic Initiative

  10. How to enroll in the Academic Initiative • Go to: • Apply now • NO COST, NO OBLIGATION… IBM Academic Initiative

  11. Questions? • Contact: • Phil Farley:; 877-303-2943 THANK YOU! GO Rams! IBM Academic Initiative

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