Presentation on theme: "Columbia, MD Nov 4-5, 2014. What is the goal of CEP? To facilitate an effort to … 1.create broad/inclusive guidance for the development of “Cyber Science”"— Presentation transcript:
Columbia, MD Nov 4-5, 2014
What is the goal of CEP? To facilitate an effort to … 1.create broad/inclusive guidance for the development of “Cyber Science” curricula, and 2.foster the development of a new ABET program specific accreditation criteria for Cyber Science
Academic institutions are asking for … ◦ Guidelines for Cyber curriculum development ◦ Something that says “this Cyber program has merit” Industry continues to demand more Cyber professionals, and they ALSO want a mechanism to know what they are getting
Anyone … You … us … others who express an interest ◦ Academia, industry, government, … We are NOT sponsored by anyone ◦ But we are happy to receive support from the profession … and we will actively seek that Inclusivity … broad based … “big tent”
Arlington, VA meeting on July 9 ◦ Coincident with ABET Commission meetings ◦ 50+ participants ◦ Following the model used 10 years ago for IT Annapolis, MD meeting on Sept 26 ◦ A small leadership team to plan for this meeting ◦ 10 participants Columbia, MD … right now Blair-Parrish report
3 sub-groups are leading the effort ◦ Learning Outcomes ◦ Accreditation Processes ◦ Stakeholders We seek help in all three areas – a MAIN goal of this meeting is to solicit members for each
Co-chairs: ◦ David “Hoot” Gibson, United States Air Force Academy ◦ Beth Hawthorne, Union County College & ACM Ed Council Goals: ◦ Provide the cyber education community with useful guidance (via student learning outcomes) on developing cyber science curricula. ◦ Use the outcomes to guide the development of criteria for cyber science program accreditation.
Co-chairs: ◦ Ray Greenlaw, United States Naval Academy Goal: ◦ Develop draft ABET Program Criteria for Cyber Science. ◦ Encourage one or more professional societies (ACM?, IEEE- CS?, others?) to endorse / adopt these Criteria (and modify them as appropriate), and then facilitate the development of an accreditation pathway thru ABET.
Co-chairs: ◦ Allen Parrish, The University of Alabama ◦ Sue Fitzgerald, Metropolitan State University & ACM Ed Council Goal: ◦ Define and engage stakeholders/constituencies associated with the cyber science discipline, and identify paths for disseminating the results of the project.
1. Increase awareness of the CEP project - across academia, industry, and as appropriate, professional societies. 2. Recruit subcommittee level volunteers to support the various tasks laid out in the overall CEP plan (as authored by Jean Blair and Allen Parrish, dated 25 August 2014, updated in October). See the Blair-Parrish report. 3. Refine and achieve nominal agreement on the scope of the effort ("Cyber Science"). 4. Make substantive progress as time and circumstances allow in accomplishing the tasks laid out in the overall CEP plan.
NSF/CAE and Victor Piotrowski NIST/NICE and Bill Newhouse YOU for dedicating your time and energy to this project