Pace Ranked #1 in Granting Master's Degrees in Computing to Asian-Americans
a Center of Academic Excellence in
CSIS Forges First Affiliation Agreement with a Caribbean Nation
CSIS Offers New Degree Options
Planning on Becoming a PMP? Do It Now!
Hazel Thomas Represents CSIS
at Grace Hopper Celebration
CSIS Faculty Dominate AMCIS Conference
PACE RANKED #1 NATIONALLY IN GRANTING MASTER'S DEGREES IN COMPUTING TO ASIAN-AMERICANS
Black Issues in Higher Education
According to a recent study published in the July 29, 2004 issue
of Black Issues in Higher Education, Pace ranks first
nationally in the granting of master's degrees in the computer
and information sciences to Asian-Americans. The report also states
that Pace ranks second in awarding master's degrees in these subjects
to all minorities.
PACE FORMALLY DESIGNATED A CENTER OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN IA EDUCATION
Dean Susan Merritt
accepts the certificate designating Pace as a Center of Academic
Excellence for Information Assurance Education at a ceremony
at West Point on June 8.
On June 8, 2004, Dean Susan Merritt proudly accepted a certificate designating Pace
as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education at a ceremony
held at West Point, NY. Also in attendance from CSIS were V. Sadagopan,
CSIS consultant; Judy Sullivan, assessment research analyst; Ronald Frank,
associate professor of information systems; and Charles Tappert,
professor of computer science.
Pace is one of only ten universities to receive this designation this year
from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security
and the only one in the New York metropolitan area.
Pace joins 59 universities across 27 states that host a Center.
Designation is valid for three academic years, after which a university must successfully
reapply in order to retain the designation.
The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education Program
is dedicated to reducing vulnerabilities in the national information
infrastructure by promoting higher education in information assurance and
by producing a growing number of professionals with information assurance
expertise in various disciplines.
To learn more about information assurance and security initiatives
CSIS FORGES FIRST AFFILIATION AGREEMENT WITH A CARIBBEAN NATION
Dr. Anthony Joseph
An affiliation agreement between Pace and the Antigua and Barbuda
International Institute of Technology (ABIIT) was signed in the
presence of Antiguan government and education officials on August
16, 2004. This agreement outlines a two-plus-two program that
will allow ABIIT students to continue on for a bachelor's degree
in the U.S. through the School of Computer Science and Information
Systems after completing a two-year associate's degree in computer
science or another computer-related field. Upon completion of
the agreement, students were promptly notified of this new opportunity
so that they could begin to plan their programs in order to make
their transition to Pace seamless.
Dr. Anthony Joseph, assistant professor of computer science and a native
of Antigua, is credited with initiating a dialogue between the two institutions.
After the negotiations, that began several years ago, were concluded,
he said "I'm glad that this occasion has finally come.
I think this is a very important relationship and believe that it is part of the future
of Antigua's national development because in the world of an evolving global economy,
it is very important that nations large and small are able to play on the same field."
CSIS OFFERS NEW DEGREE OPTIONS
Master of Science in IT and Bachelor of
Arts in IS
Beginning next spring, CSIS will offer a new M.S. in Internet Technology degree.
This MS in IT is a broadly based interdisciplinary degree that provides
a solid foundation in Internet technology while allowing the student
to pursue a concentration in a complementary discipline or emerging technology.
Currently, there are four concentrations available: Internet Technology for e-Commerce,
Security and Information Assurance, Network Administration, and Telecommunications
Management. Others will be added as the need evolves.
The individual concentrations are also available as independent advanced certificates.
On the undergraduate level,
there is a new Bachelor of Arts in Information Systems.
The B.A. in information systems is analogous to the currently offered B.A.
in computer science in that it allows the student more flexibility in choosing
a minor and selecting free electives from among liberal arts offerings
than the more structured B.S. in information systems.
PLANNING ON BECOMING A PMP? DO IT NOW!
The PMP is the industry-recognized credential for Project Management Professionals.
The Project Management Institute® is releasing version three of the PMBOK® on November 1.
This will be followed by a new version of the PMP certifying exam,
beginning in Quarter 3, 2005.
All indications are that this test will be much more difficult than the current version.
If you are an experienced Project Manager, now's the time to get the training you need!
For more information on PMP certification, the new PMBOK, and PCLC's training classes,
HAZEL THOMAS REPRESENTS CSIS AT GRACE HOPPER CELEBRATION
Hazel Thomas (MS/IS) had been selected to represent CSIS
at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2004
to be held in Chicago from October 6-8. This celebration, co-sponsored
by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and the Association
for Computing Machinery, is the fifth in a series of conferences designed
to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront
and to raise the visibility of their contributions. This year's theme "Making History"
focuses on the history makers - past, present and future -
in the female computing community.
The Grace Hopper Celebration is named after Grace Hopper,
a pioneer in the early days of computing who is credited with designing
the first commercial, large-scale computer called UNIVAC I and developing COBOL,
a programming language that was widely used for nearly 50 years.
CSIS, a long time advocate of women in computing, is an academic sponsor of the conference.
CSIS FACULTY DOMINATE RECENT AMCIS CONFERENCE
Pace's Role as Sponsor and Participant Acknowledged
(l-r) Dr. Jim Gabberty, Dr. Namchul Shin, Dr. Jennifer Thomas,
Dr. Li-Chiou Chen, Dr. Ron Frank
CSIS faculty and doctoral students made an indelible impression
at the America's Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
held in New York City in August. Dennis Anderson (IS),
and Linda Jo Calloway (IS),
served on the conference organizing committee. Namchul
Shin (IS), co-chaired the International
Symposium on Research Methods in which Howard Blum (CS),
Linda Jo Calloway (IS),
Sung-Hyuk Cha (IS),
Barbara Edington (DPS), Charles Tappert (CS),
and Roli Wendorf (DPS) participated.
Four information systems faculty presented papers that were published
in the AMCIS proceedings. They were Li-Chiou Chen,
Catherine Dwyer, Ronald Frank,
and Namchul Shin. Others in attendance were Daniel
Farkas, Constance Knapp, James
Gabberty, Chienting Lin, Jennifer
Thomas, and Hsui-Lin Winkler, all from
In addition, six doctoral students including Meg Broderick,
Clara Chang, Barbara Edington,
Michael Klein, Mary Monfredi and Robert
Pottinger served as volunteers under the direction of
Deb Sledgianowski, a Pace alumna (BA/IS '94,
AMCIS is one of the largest gatherings of information systems professionals in the country.
This year more than 1200 were in attendance.
As a sponsoring institution,
Pace was honored in the conference program and congratulated from the podium
during the keynote luncheon.