DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTING AND TECHNOLOGY

SYLLABUS
COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3043

INSTRUCTOR: Tom Russell
OFFICE:     Howell 210
PHONE:      581-2345
E-Mail:     tomr@cameron.edu

CATALOG LISTING:  3043 MANAGING THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER, 3 hours credit
Managing the resources of the modern Information Technology Center.  Topics include: Ethics, decision making control cycle, organization structure, personnel issues, ADA, policies and procedures, and Technology Center Evaluation.  Lecture 3 hours.  Prerequisite:  CIS 2033

DELIVERY METHOD:  This course is offered ONLINE using the internet as the access mechanism.  Each student must have access to the internet and an e-mail account in order to participate in this class.  As with any traditional class, participation in all activities and assignments is critical to do well in the course. 

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ONLINE DELIVERY:  As a student in this course you are responsible to follow the course schedule and participate in this course as outlined. 

EXPANDED COURSE DESCRIPTION:  By the time students take this course they have generally acquired a wide range of knowledge in specific topics such as programming, systems analysis, and data processing terminology.  This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge to apply these other principles in the work place as a good employee.  Understanding job descriptions, job performance and employee evaluations is an important component of this class.  Throughout this course the student should visualize the work place and begin to understand the relationships between employee and supervisor.

Upon completion of the course students should:PROGRAM OBJECTIVE:
....understand the three part control cycle of planning,  performance and evaluation A3
....understand issues dealing with organization structure,  personnel recruitment, budgeting and financial analysis A2
....understand specific data center management issues such as data center standards and procedures, job scheduling, hardware and software acquisition, and data center performance evaluation S2
....understand the issue of ethics as it relates to the individual employee in the data center P1

TEXT:  No Text

SUGGESTED REFERENCES:  College Dictionary, Freshman Composition handbook

CREDIT:  Three hours upon successful completion of course.

EXAMINATIONS:  Exams for this course will consist mainly of short answer essays, definitions, problems, and a small amount of objective type questions.  The student is expected to be able to think logically and respond to questions with well written answers.  Make-up for an exam to be missed must be approved before the scheduled time of the exam.  Make-up exams will be given at the convenience of the instructor and may be more difficult than the regular exam.

DUE DATES:  All assignments/projects are to be turned in by the specified time in the course schedule or they are worth ZERO (0) points.  All assignments/projects must be turned in or a grade of F will be given in the course.

GRADE COMPOSITION: PTS GRADE SCALE:
Midterm Exam 100 A:  405 -- 450  (90%)
Final exam (Comprehensive)  100 B:  360 -- 404  (80%)
Ethics Project 50 C:  315 -- 359  (70%)
Job Description Project  50 D:  270 -- 314  (60%)
Biography Project 50 F:       0 -- 269
Student Portfolio 50 I:  INCOMPLETE (Emergencies only)
Class Participation 50
TOTAL 450 W:  Withdrawal --  Note that the instructor does not have the authority to  withdraw the student from the class. 

STUDENT HONESTY AND INTEGRITY