Notes from the Chair

August 10, 2011

My second year as chair of the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems has been action packed. The department implemented more than 90 curriculum changes, hosted Computer Science Education week activities, started contacting companies for the creation of a departmental Industry Advisory Board, and conducted two job searches. You’ll hear more about some of these activities in this newsletter.

The catalyst for the Industry Advisory Board was the department’s strategic plan, which was created in August 2010; we will make this plan accessible to students and alumni in Fall 2011.

As you take the time to read this newsletter, please voice your opinion and send me a note at or call me at 309/677-3284.

Dr. Steven Dolins, Chair
Department of Computer Science & Information Systems