Creating IT Futures: Summit 2015 AGENDA

Creating IT Futures 



Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street,

Mercer Island, WA 98040/tel (206) 275-7609

The Mercer Room

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 9:30AM to 3:30PM

Friday May 15, 2015, 10:00AM to 1:00PM


Day 1:  Thursday, May 14, 2015

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

10:00 AM to 10:15 AM

Welcome, Introductions, and Review Agenda

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM

IT Common Courses (Break out into three groups – pre-assigned)

  • Complete the work for the next 4 IT common courses and come to consensus on adoption.  (Review the courses here…ahead of time in order to prepare for the discussion and adoption process)
  • Discuss the survey results of proceeding with the formal common course numbering (CCN) state board process. Decide whether a simple majority is needed for moving forward, or if a higher % of agreement is needed.

11:15 AM to 11:30 AM


11:30 AM to 12:30 PM


Overview of the Common Course Numbering (CCN) process, Joyce Hammer, SBCTC

  • What it entails, the strengths and challenges of this opportunity

State of IT BAS degrees across the State

  • IT Applied Baccalaureate degrees: Receive updates on current, planned, and tentative IT Applied Baccalaureate degrees across the state.
  • Discuss best practices.
  • Update from Joyce Hammer on IT BAS programs statewide.

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Industry Feedback and Questions    

  • At each table there will be one to two industry professionals in your group.
  • This is your opportunity to ask them about the state of the industry
  • Provide them with IT curriculum or program questions, examples, challenges and opportunities
  • Brainstorm with them on what the next two to five years will look like in the IT world
  • What convergent technologies might impact existing or create new IT programs (degrees/certs.), etc.

1:30 PM to 1:45 PM


1:45 PM to 2:00 PM

Overview and Update of the Statewide IT Program Marketing Plan & Progress, Maureen Majury

  • An update on the status and progress of the IT Program Marketing for IT programs across the state

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Networking & Special Topics

  • Each group will create a list of
  • strengths and challenges facing their IT programs,
  • technology trends that might impact IT programs,
  • new degrees or certificates they are interested in developing, and
  • ideas they have about future projects, activities, research the Center of Excellence can provide for them.
    • (Select one person to facilitate this list of items to discuss with the group on Friday.)

3:00 PM to 3:15 PM

Final Thoughts/Plan of Action for Friday

  • Review agenda for Friday and discuss/confirm process for decision-making/consensus on IT common course adoption.
  • Report out and poll small groups for where they are at with this  proposals.

3:15 PM

Break for the Day

Day 2:  Friday, May 15, 2015

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

IT Common Courses: Decisions

  • Breakfast, Networking, and Review of Process for IT  Common Courses
  • Finalize Adoption Agreements on IT Common Courses (pursuing?) the official CCN process through the SBCTC

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Robotics, Michele Royer and Maureen Majury

  • The intersection of IT and Manufacturing/Electronics
  • Program possibilities

12:00 AM to 1:00 PM


1:00 PM

Thank You, Process for Stipends for our Traveling Friends,Farewell

Note: Program subject to change.