Welcome to the University of Pittsburghs School of

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Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences Ronald L. Larsen Dean

Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences Ronald L. Larsen Dean & Professor 1

Our Leadership n Associate Dean for Student Services q n Associate Dean for Academic

Our Leadership n Associate Dean for Student Services q n Associate Dean for Academic Affairs q n Mary Kay Biagini Martin Weiss SIS Council Chair q Stephen Hirtle 2

Our Degree Programs n n Undergraduate program in Information Science Three Masters programs q

Our Degree Programs n n Undergraduate program in Information Science Three Masters programs q q q n Library & Information Science (also available online) Information Science Telecommunications Two Ph. D. programs q q Library & Information Science (+ concentration in Archives) Information Science (+ concentration in Tele) 3

Undergraduate Information Science n Information Systems q n User Centered Design q n enables

Undergraduate Information Science n Information Systems q n User Centered Design q n enables students to use object-oriented design tools to design, build, implement, and test web-based information systems. provides the visual and human-computer interaction skills needed to design and build prototypes of information systems interfaces, as well as to perform usability testing of these systems. Networks and Security q offers skills needed to design, build and test LANS, Wireless, Internet and Web-based networks. 4

Graduate Information Science & Technology n n n n Database and Web Systems Information

Graduate Information Science & Technology n n n n Database and Web Systems Information Security Cognitive Systems Human Computer Interaction Distributed Systems Geoinformatics Technology and Society 5

Telecommunications n n n Telecommunications Systems Computer Networks Policy & Management Wireless Security 6

Telecommunications n n n Telecommunications Systems Computer Networks Policy & Management Wireless Security 6

Library & Information Science n n n n Archives & Records Mgmt Digital Libraries

Library & Information Science n n n n Archives & Records Mgmt Digital Libraries Preservation Mgmt Medical Librarianship & Medical Informatics School Library Certification Program Services to Children and Young Adults New tracks under consideration q q q Academic Libraries Reference Policy & Ethics 7

Our Faculty n Library & Information Science q q n 11 tenure-stream (2 open)

Our Faculty n Library & Information Science q q n 11 tenure-stream (2 open) 3 non-tenure-stream 13 tenure-stream 2 non-tenure-stream Telecommunications q 5 tenure-stream 8

Our Federally-funded Research 9

Our Federally-funded Research 9

Our Enrollment 10

Our Enrollment 10

Declining National Interest in IT 11

Declining National Interest in IT 11

Demand for IT Skills 12

Demand for IT Skills 12

Demand for IT Skills, cont’d 13

Demand for IT Skills, cont’d 13

Demand for Librarians (10 -year projections) n Growth of 8, 000 new positions projected

Demand for Librarians (10 -year projections) n Growth of 8, 000 new positions projected (5% growth) q q n n 2004: 159, 000 2014: 167, 000 Replacement of 38, 000 through retirement Aggregate projected need: 46, 000 Annual production currently ~5, 000 Stable demand with little projected growth 14

ry a r Lib ce ien c S ty So cie Information Evolution of

ry a r Lib ce ien c S ty So cie Information Evolution of the Disciplines Information Science & Telecomm Technology & Society 15

ry a r Lib ce ien c S ty ie c o S Information

ry a r Lib ce ien c S ty ie c o S Information The “I-School” Domain Information Science & Telecomm Technology & Society Information Science: the augmentation of human intellectual activity through the intimate association of computational extensions to human memory and information processing 16

A Contemporary Example Confidentiality Privacy Integrity Authorization … Information Identification Authentication Provenance Access control

A Contemporary Example Confidentiality Privacy Integrity Authorization … Information Identification Authentication Provenance Access control … ty Information Assurance Cryptography Steganography Key management Intrusion detection … Technology cie So 17

SIS environmental conditions leading to re-organizing n n n Enrollment instability due to employment

SIS environmental conditions leading to re-organizing n n n Enrollment instability due to employment uncertainty q Residuals from the dot-com bubble q Offshore outsourcing q Rapid industry changes q Budget pressures Differing expectations across departments q Teaching (function of enrollment) q Research (function of federal priorities and resources) q Service (function of program needs) Incentives for faculty q To adapt to changing environment q To respond to demand imbalances across the school 18

Objective: align with Pitt’s goal n A top-25 research university that is actively engaged

Objective: align with Pitt’s goal n A top-25 research university that is actively engaged in defining, in addition to responding to, national research priorities q q Helping to discover and channel new research opportunities through interdisciplinary teams Incubating “signature” research areas 19

Dimensions of the Re-organization n Structure q n Governance q n Engaging the full

Dimensions of the Re-organization n Structure q n Governance q n Engaging the full strength of faculty in shaping our future Resources q n Reflecting the integrated nature of informationintensive organizations Investing strategically with a long term view Culture q q q Collaboration Shared responsibility Mutual accountability 20

The refined structure has… n n Research Interest Groups (dynamic) with potential to evolve

The refined structure has… n n Research Interest Groups (dynamic) with potential to evolve into Centers (signature) Degree programs administered by Program Chairs (stable) Direction guided by representative SIS Council (strategic) All faculty engaged in programmatic decisions (participatory) Administration provided by Dean’s Office (routine) Faculty n m s a gr ic Research Interest Groups o Pr em d a Ac 21

Now, we solicit your advice… n n n Are we responding appropriately to the

Now, we solicit your advice… n n n Are we responding appropriately to the exogenous pressures affecting us? How can we sustain our legacy of leadership? Are there opportunities (or challenges) we are missing (or avoiding) that affect critical issues confronting contemporary society’s increasing dependence on information? 22

Break-out Sessions n Future directions for Telecommunications education q n Rebuilding interest, vision, and

Break-out Sessions n Future directions for Telecommunications education q n Rebuilding interest, vision, and passion to Information Science q n How can we instill in prospective students the transforming power they can exert on society? Sustaining and enhancing leadership in Library and Information Science q n How can we assure that our curriculum continues to address the accelerating needs of the profession? How can we enhance our century-long record of leadership in librarianship and related fields? Capitalizing on collaboration q How can we expand our capacity for interdisciplinary collaboration, leading to signature centers of excellence? 23