The 2013 National Conference of Gamma Nu Eta, the National Information Technology Honor Society, was hosted by IIT’s School of Applied Technology on April 5th through the 7th. Industry Professor of Information Technology and Management Ray Trygstad is the Chair of the ΓNH National Board of Directors and the Adviser of IIT’s Beta Chapter. IIT Beta Chapter’s Charter President, Madeleine England–who now serves as the Chapter Administrator–and Beta Chapter President Bill Wesselman are also members of the National Board of Gamma Nu Eta. During the meeting, Bill Wesselman inducted Dr. Gregory N. Hughes, founder of the information technology degree program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, as a Professional Member of IIT’s Beta Chapter of Gamma Nu Eta. Prior to his appointment as the first Vice Provost for Information Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Hughes had a distinguished career as a senior executive at AT&T/Lucent Technologies, and as President of AT&T’s Transmission Systems Business he received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from President George Bush.
The Fall 2013 DRAFT ITM Course Schedule matrix is now available for download. This shows ITM live courses as they are currently scheduled. The full Fall 2013 IIT Course Schedule will be live on the Web on Monday, March 25, 2013, and registration will open for selected students on Monday, April 8, 2013.
In addition to the live courses and their corresponding online sections, there will be one online-only topics course on Mainframe Technologies which will include live labs on an IBM mainframe system. A new course for Fall is ITMO 417/ITMO 517, Shell Scripting for System Administration, which will be taught by Sam Shamsuddin. We will also be offering the UNIX sysadmin course, ITMO 452/ITMO 552, and for Grad students specializing in Systems Analysis, MIS and Data Management, Dean Oob Carlson will be teaching ITMT 531 Object Oriented System Analysis, Modeling and Design, a course you DO NOT want to miss out on. Also at the Rice Campus, we will be offering a Monday afternoon session of ITMS 448/ITMS 548 Cyber Security Technologies as well as the usual Wednesday evening section. ITMS 555 Mobile Device Forensics will run at Rice on Monday evenings. ITMS 443/ITMS 543 Vulnerability Analysis and Control (Ethical Hacking) will run on Tuesday evenings at Rice and will also run online with a requirement to attend the first class session live; we’ll work something out for transportation for Main Campus students for that session. Jeremy Hajek will teach ITMT 492 Embedded Systems and Reconfigurable Logic Design on Wednesday afternoons at Rice. At the Main Campus ITMO 456 Intro to Open Source Operating Systems (Linux+) will run as a live lab course on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons; this will be an acceptable substitute for ITM 302 which is not being offered. ITMO 455/ITMO 555 which will cover iOS development this term will run in the Idea Shop on Monday evenings. Noland Joiner, our authority on healthcare IT, will again teach the Introduction to Healthcare IT course on Thursday evenings. This is the prerequisite for a projected four additional graduate-level courses in Healthcare IT, so if you want to take those be sure to grab this class.
We expect to offer a late afternoon Rice Campus bus as well as the early afternoon bus we currently run, so students only doing an evening course at Rice can come out later. We are planning that both of the afternoon buses will also be available for students who want transportation direct to Main Campus from Rice, but there will be no late bus (after 9pm) returning to the Rice Campus.
We know it’s sometimes hard to believe in the depths of a Chicago winter, but summer really will arrive in Chicago later this year. When summer comes, so do summer courses. There’s a PDF file online now of our summer courses at http://www.itm.iit.edu/data/ITM2013SummerCourses.pdf Course descriptions are in the Summer Bulletin, at http://summer.iit.edu/pdfs/2013_summer_courses.pdf . Check them out: we think you find something you’ll really like…
Just a reminder…Friday January 25 is the last day to drop a class for a full refund and to add a class without “issues”.
Transactions on Information Technology Research (TITR) is a peer-reviewed publication that covers substantive additions, insights and challenges to the theory and practice of programming, networking, information management, web systems, user-centered design and their integration. It provides academic and industry researchers a new refereed venue to present original research methods and findings to the IT community of scholars and practitioners. TITR’s focus is on technological developments affecting growth and change in enterprise IT infrastructure, systems integration and implementation. For their inaugural issue, they are seeking papers that will contribute to defining “IT research” by bringing, in addition to defining position papers, current empirical, methodological and theoretical investigations of IT artifacts, the deployment of IT systems, as well as end user experience to the IT community.
The editors and reviewers of TITR encourage IT faculty, practitioners and students to contribute original scholarship, including deeper investigations and fuller descriptions of research presented at conferences and symposia. In order to bring new research findings to their readers, TITR is committed to keeping the publication process (receipt, review, revision and publication) to a bi-annual cycle. The ITM program is strongly committed to student research and we encourage all of our students (and faculty) to take advantage of this new opportunity.
Jeannie Hartig, IIT Vice President of Marketing and Communications has sent us the following statement:
“Last night two exam proctors fell ill in two different rooms in Stuart Building and were transported to the hospital. In addition, an IIT student in a third classroom reported feeling ill. We are sorry to report that one of the proctors died of apparent cardiac arrest; the other was treated at the hospital and released. The IIT student reported back to the instructor this morning that he was well again after having gotten a good night’s sleep.
Stuart Building is safe and we have absolutely no reason to believe these incidents were connected or caused by any environmental factor.
Our sympathies go out to our colleague’s family and friends. It is important to everyone that information be factual and not based on unfounded rumor as we move forward. If you have questions or concerns, please contact either Jeannie Hartig, VP of Marketing and Communications, or Evan Venie, Senior Director of Communications.”
Ms Hartig conveyed that she has absolutely NO concerns for the safety of students at the Stuart Building. She also said that the two incidents were completely UNrelated and not the result of anything that was airborne, viral or contagious. She added that a complete evaluation as to the safety of Stuart Building is being conducted by an Environmental Agency, and that when those results are available, they will be provided to the entire student body and all faculty and staff at IIT.
Any further concerns or questions can be addressed to:
Jeannie Hartig, VP of Marketing and Communications, 312-576-3921; email@example.com
All students should feel safe to return to Stuart Building and resume their regularly scheduled exam procedures for the remainder of this week. Good luck on your finals and congratulations to all of your hard work this semester.
(Reposted from Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/IITSoAT/posts/414932178575118 .)
Here’s what we expect that the ITM program will be offering in the summer of 2013:
- ITM 301 Introduction to Contemporary Operating Systems & Hardware I
- ITM 311 Introduction to Software Development
- ITMD 413 Open Source Programming: Python
- ITMD 455 Intelligent Device Applications: Windows RT Development
- ITMM 470 Fundamentals of Management for Technology Professionals
- ITMM 471 Project Management for Information Technology Management
- ITMM 485 Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology
- ITMD 513 Open Source Programming: Python
- ITMS 518 Coding Security
- ITMD 529 Advanced Data Analytics
- ITMD 555 Intelligent Device Applications: Windows RT Development
- ITMM 570 Fundamentals of Management for Technology Professionals
- ITMM 571 Project Management for Information Technology Management
- ITMM 577 Case Studies in the Management of Information Technology
- ITMM 585 Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology
All courses will be online except ITM 301; note that ITM 311 is not normally offered online. There may be additional courses but these are courses we have committed to offering; the only way they will not run is if the faculty member scheduled to teach the course is not available.
Here’s more on Spring 2013 course registration, now underway at IIT. Since registration opened, we have added the following courses for Spring 2013:
25900 ITMM 482-01 Business Innovation LEC 3 Thurs 6:25-9:05pm 10 Main WH-315 Praveen Gupta
25901 ITMM 582-01 Business Innovation LEC 3 Thurs 6:25-9:05pm 15 Main WH-315 Praveen Gupta
Also take a look at the Joint Workshop course offered in conjunction with IIT’s world-renowned Institute of Design…
If you have not seen Professor Trygstad for advising, please read the Spring 2013 Advising Notes and make an appointment with him for advising at your earliest opportunity!
If you have attempted without success to register for BUS 221, Professor Twombly from undergraduate business has assured us that he will open the course to non-business majors after Thanksgiving–so hang in there and give it a try then.
For Graduate Students:
Despite the fact that ITMO 547 Projects & Advanced Methods in Telecomm Over Data Networks is shown on the schedule as meeting at Rice Campus Mondays 1:50pm-5:40pm, YOU DON’T HAVE TO COME TO THE RICE CAMPUS ON MONDAYS TO BE IN ITMO 547. It’s a project course and project teams and individuals will meet weekly and decide on which day and which campus they will meet. Please contact Professor Carol Davids if you have ANY questions about this course.
IIT’s Institute of Design (ID) is a world-renowned school of design. ITM professor Alon Friedman is also the Director of Information Technology for ID, and in the Spring 2013 term, he will be conducting a 3-credit-hour joint ITM-ID workshop course with two ID faculty members, Stan Ruecker and Anijo Mathew. The only prerequisites are ITM/ITMD 411 and an eagerness to work with designers to learn the communicational challenges and successful strategies for taking an agile methods approach to the creation of online prototypes of experimental human-computer interfaces. The course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and is great opportunity for graduate students to work with an interdisciplinary team in a real-world-style setting.
The workshop will be on Thursdays from 2pm-5:30pm at the Institute of Design, on the 4th floor at 350 North LaSalle Street, Chicago. This is a a 20 minute trip on the Green Line to Clark&Lake with a short, four-block walk to ID.
Email Professor Friedman (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a permit to register for for 3 credit hours in:
25895 ITM 497-135 Special Projects (Undergrads)
25766 ITMT 597-135 Special Problems in IT (Graduate students)
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Our own Information Technology and Management Organization challenges IIT students to learn, build and create cloud infrastructure and applications in an event they have named IIT on da Cloud. In this four-day event open to all students at IIT, students can learn about cloud computing, build the infrastructure of a private cloud, and create applications that can run on it. Recently, cloud computing has been used as a popular marketing term to attract a target market, which has led to many misconceptions and misunderstandings about what cloud computing actually is. ITMO’s goal is to help educate students about cloud computing and give them hands-on experience using this technology. Rumor has it that there may be a team competitive aspect to the event! For more information and to register, visit the IIT on da Cloud website at http://itm.iit.edu/iitCloud/.