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Computer Information Science Receives Award

The Minnesota State University, Mankato, Computer Information Science department received the 2015-16 Excellence in Curriculum Programming Award from the Minnesota State System


On October 26, faculty from the Computer Information Science (CIS) department attended a reception at the Minnesota State Academic and Student Affairs Leadership Conference to receive the award for the 2015-16 Excellence in Curriculum Programming.  The award recognizes the effective use of technology, collaboration, and student achievement of the CIS department

Ron Anderson, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs for the Minnesota State System, commended the department: "The citizens of Minnesota look to our colleges and universities to provide creativity, innovation, and excellence as we continually evolve to better meet the needs of students and the state.  This program exemplifies those characteristics and the results produce graduates ready to take on the challenges of life after their college or university experience.

"The [CIS] department's curriculum is designed very thoughtfully and carefully with the objectives of providing students with necessary analytical and programming skills to be effective in computing careers; excellent oral and written skills; real-world experience via internships or a capstone experience; opportunities to interface with business and industry representatives to understand the needs of the marketplace; and both breadth and depth of knowledge and skills for a wide variety of positions.  The CIS students benefit immensely from the relationships they build with faculty members and other students througout their tenure on MSU Mankato's campus.  The curriculum provides many opportunities to work in groups in a newly renovated modern interactive classroom and alongsie professors and other IT professionals on campus. Industry experts are hired as adjunct professors to teach select topics and are carefully screened to ensure experience and expertise which will augment department faculty. Graduates are prepared to work in a highly interactive, dynamic, team atmosphere found in today's workplace."

Congratulations to the faculty and staff of the Computer Information Science program!

Pictured at the award ceremony from left to right: Chancellor Steven Rosenstone, Michael Wells, Guarionex Salivia, Leon Tietz, Cyrus Azarbod, Lynn Akey, Mahbubur Syed, David Clisbee, Vice Chancellor for Acadmemic and Student Affairs Ron Anderson

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