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AGENDA Presentation and Handouts • Sign one of the Advising Block Removal Sheets • Handouts • Slides • Laptop Policy • Specialization Check Sheets • Presentation • The People • What you need to know about… • Contacts
Kathy Ford Administrative Assistant David Feinstein Dean Roy Daigle Coordinator–Info Systems Director, CIS Grad Program Jennifer Nelson Receptionist Vickie Mitchell Receptionist/Secretary Michael Doran Coordinator-Com Science Computer Engineering Theresa Thompson Academic Counselor William Owen, Coordinator-Info Tech Electronic Commerce Keith Lynn System Administrator School of CIS Main Office is in FCW 20 Administration Staff
Debra Chapman Thomas Johnsten Michael Black Dawn McKinney Angela Clark Jeff Landry Harold Pardue Gene Simmons Leo Denton David Langan Yan Zhou Derrick Snow Tom Hain Richard Johnson Herbert Longenecker Robert Sweeney School of CIS Faculty s C i
General Knowledge/Skills Interpersonal and Communication Skills Mathematics and Statistics Problem Solving/Scientific Approach Life-Long Learning Common Computing Foundations Social and Ethical Issues in Computing OO Programming Operating Systems Networks and Data Communications Database What you should know about…the Academic Underpinnings of CIS majors
What you should know about… Mathematics in the School of CIS • MA 267, Discrete Mathematics, is required for all School of CIS majors • BEFORE being advised MUST have • completed the equivalent of MA 112 or higher OR • taken the Math placement examination • A score of 80 or more is required to enroll in MA 267 MA 110 is NOT acceptable for ANY CIS Major!
What you should know about...the Computer Science major • What is Computer Science all about? • What kind of projects do Computer Science majors work on?
What should you know about… the Information Systems major • What is Information Systems all about? • What kind of projects do Information Systems majors work on?
What you should know about… the Information Technology major • What is Information Technology all about? • What kind of projects do Information Technology majors work on?
What you should know about beginning School of CIS courses • CIS 100 Information Technology in Society—you will learn more about • The role of Information Technology in Society • Your professional and ethical responsibilities in Society
What you should know about beginning School of CIS courses • CIS 110 Introduction to Computer and Information Sciences—you will learn • how to use a computer to solve problems • how to how to represent your computer-based solutions using graphical diagrams • document your computer-based solutions • how to implement your computer-based solutions using a programming language • simple concepts of Object Oriented Programming • Students who have a Math Placement score of 65 or higher may enroll in CIS 110 provided they are enrolled in MA 112, 113, or 115. • Students who have a Math Placement score of 64 or lower may not enroll in CIS 110 this semester.
What you should know about beginning School of CIS courses • CIS 120, Problem Solving and Programming Concepts I—you 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 You MUST be MATH ready! Score of 80 on the math placement exam!
What you should know about beginning School of CIS courses • CIS 121, Problem Solving and Programming Concepts II—you 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
What you should know about…Extra-curricula activities • University—get involved with university life and student organizations • About the SGA • Help from CIS Senator • Professional Activities • Professional Organizations—get involved in the Student Chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
Email Dean: David L. Feinstein firstname.lastname@example.org Computer Science: Michael Doran email@example.com Information Systems or Graduate Program: Roy Daigle firstname.lastname@example.org Information Technology: William Owen email@example.com Web School of Computer and Information Sciences http://www.cis.usouthal.edu University of South Alabama http://www.usouthal.edu or http://www.southalabama.edu Contact Us!Main Office Phone: (251) 460-6390