Agenda: June 7, 2013 Pathways to IT Applied Baccalaureate Degrees for Washington State Students

IT Futures Summit at Microsoft

Pathways to IT Applied Baccalaureate Degrees for Washington State Students:

IT Programs of Study & Common Courses

Friday, June 7, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, Washington

Pathways to IT Applied Baccalaureate Degrees for WA State Students

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.                     Registration & Breakfast

9:30 a.m.  to 10:30 a.m.                  Welcome

  • Introductions
  • Washington State proposed  Applied  Baccalaureate Degrees in Information Technology
  • Potential  Department of Labor grant opportunity

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.                Working Groups

  • Review of Common Courses & Core IT Competencies: Programming I & II, Data Structures (developed July 2012)
  • Develop two new Common Courses: Networking and Database Development/Design
  • Development of pathways to IT baccalaureate programs

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.                  Lunch, networking

  • Presentation: Washington State’s IT Industry Sector: The Need for Multiple IT Academic and Career Pathways & Baccalaureate Degrees

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.                    Industry-Faculty Round Tables

  • Solicitation of input/expertise from IT industry professionals for current, in-development, and proposed IT baccalaureate degrees

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.                    Secondary IT Education

  • What secondary IT courses and general education courses might be aligned with IT programs of study?

3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.                    Review of day’s progress

  • Next steps
  • Travel reimbursement/forms

Note: Agenda subject to change