Keeping abreast of industry developments is an essential aspect of preparing students for their future careers. The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems Industrial Advisory Board (CSIS-IAB) is vital in creating a strong link between industry and the department and is expected to contribute in achieving the departments goals and objectives. Members of the department's Industrial Advisory Board are professionals in industry and government who collaborate and build cooperate efforts with the department, advise on academic programs, and help in building the future departmental directions.
The Mission of the Industry Advisory Board is to create and foster a partnership between the CSIS Department and the constituents that are the provider of its students or the consumer of its graduates and its research. This collaboration will lead to each party having a better understanding of the objectives of the other as well as allowing each to better support the other in meeting those objectives.
Participation in the CSIS-IAB by regional companies and other employers results in positive outcomes for both the department and the members of the IAB. It is a partnership that pays dividends for all participants:
The CSIS-IAB has the following primary objectives:
The department issues invitations to selected companies with the intent to create a board that is representative of:
(The fast pace of change in high technology coupled with less than realistic budgets make it very difficult to provide hands-on experiences with emerging technologies. Curriculum, competencies, and technologies evolve quickly and the distinct lines that once existed between different disciplines are fading. An active, well focused Industrial Advisory Board, comprised of significant corporate leaders who demonstrate involvement, influence, insight, and program advocacy will lead to current and relevant curriculum. A dedicated board will also serve as an accelerated mechanism for obtaining program resources, and highly sought after graduates. Taking the time to focus and maximize your Industrial Advisory Board is an essential ingredient in program revitalization and advancement.) (Maximizing Your Industrial Advisory Board By Dr. John Allen Marshall, Journal of Industrial Technology)
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