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National Security Agency/National Centers of Academic Excellence Initiative

http://www.nsa.gov/ia/academic_outreach/nat_cae/index.shtml

Members

  • Leader: Yan Ding
  • Kairui Chen
  • Yi Ding
  • Kamal Kakish
  • Wei Liu
  • Peter Meso
  • Richard Nicklas
  • Seung Yang

Meeting on 3/15/2011

Attendees

  • Kairui Chen
  • Yan Ding
  • Yi Ding
  • Kamal Kakish
  • Wei Liu
  • Seung Yang

minutes

Overview Education-focus (not research focus) Visibility for GGC Funding opportunity


Time Table Target year is AUGUST 2014


Action Items:

  1. Need to verify with the following items:
             Is it required to receive & transmit out credits
             Online vs. Hybrids
  1. Diverse System Platforms
  2. Create a wiki site
  3. Project timelines
  4. Identify the fulltime faculty for this program (requied criteria)



Criterion 1: Outreach/Collaboration

Category Points GGC approach
Shared curriculum (Example: IA teaching materials provided to minority colleges and universities, two-year community colleges, technical schools, or K-12 schools) or shared faculty (Example: faculty on curriculum development committee and/or teaching IA at minority colleges and universities, two-year community colleges, technical schools, or K-12 schools) 5 Write your opinion here.
Reciprocity of credits (Example: Accepting academic credit in IA courses from minority colleges and universities, two-year community colleges, or technical schools.) Evidence in the form of written agreements must demonstrate that IA-related courses from the above types of schools are accepted for credit at the applying college/university. 5 Write your opinion here.
Use of distance education technology and techniques to deliver IA courses (Examples: live/delayed broadcasts, videotapes/CDs, lectures, and web-based courses. 5 Write your opinion here.
Sponsorship of state, regional, or national IA curriculum workshops, colloquia, etc. (Examples: sponsorship of workshops for K-12 schools, community colleges, technical schools, state homeland security, industry, etc.) 5 Write your opinion here.
Providing students with access to IA practitioners (Examples: guest lecturers working in IA industry and/or government, faculty exchange program with industry and/or government, etc.) 5 Write your opinion here.



Criteria 2: IA Treated as a Multidisciplinary Science

Category Points GGC approach
Evidence IA is taught as modules in existing courses and that non-technical/non-IA students are being introduced to IA, i.e. courses for managers/leaders. (Examples: Business school provides instruction on security countermeasures for IT systems to help assure continuity of operations, school of nursing introduces secure measures for patient confidentiality, etc.) Up to 2 points per course/10 total Write your opinion here.
Non-IA courses encourage papers or projects in IA topics. Provide titles of theses, dissertation, or projects in IA. (Examples: Criminal Justice encourages Forensics as a paper topic or Business Management encourages return on investment studies in IA security.) If the course does not require a paper or project, then provide a syllabus demonstrating that IA topics are covered. Up to 2 points per course/10 total Write your opinion here.



Criterion 3: University Encourages the Practice of IA

Category Points GGC approach
Provide a link to the university or departmental IA security plan. 10 required Write your opinion here.
University-designated Information Systems Security Officer. Provide name, position and job description for person or persons responsible for information security. 2 min/10 max Write your opinion here.
Provide evidence of the implementation of the university/departmental IA security plan to encourage IA awareness throughout the campus. (Examples: students and faculty are required to take computer-based training or on-line tutorials; a security banner statement is present on university or department computers; security-related help screens are available; university-wide seminars are held on the importance of IA, etc.) 5 required Write your opinion here.



Criterion 4: Academic Program Encourages Student Research in IA

Category Points GGC approach
Program with IA focus has thesis, dissertation, or project requirements. Focus areas include declared majors, declared minors, established certificates of study within a major, and production of research. Provide titles of theses, dissertations, student papers, or projects in IA completed within three years of application. 2 points per paper, dissertation, thesis, or project/20 max Write your opinion here.
List IA courses that require research paper(s) or virtual/physical lab project(s). Provide titles of papers or projects in IA completed within three years of application. 2 points per course/20 max Write your opinion here.



Criterion 5: Faculty Active in Current IA Practice and Research

Category Points GGC approach
Peer-reviewed publications (electronic or traditional) on IA topics as evidenced in refereed journals or peer-reviewed conference proceedings within the last three years. Provide links to access papers. 3 points per paper/15 max Write your opinion here.
Published books or chapters of books on IA. Books/chapters must focus on IA and have been published within the last five years. Provide title, authors, and date published. Identify specific chapters if authoring a chapter of a book. 5 points per book/1 point per chapter/15 max Write your opinion here.
University is awarded grants/funding for IA education and/or research development or lab equipment. Provide synopsis of IA-related grants, funding, equipment donations, or other funding received during the last five years, including date and approximate monetary value. 2 points per award item/20 max Write your opinion here.
Faculty members are engaged in and/or have initiated student IA programs within the last three years. (Examples: faculty-driven student discussion groups, IA clubs, lunch bunch, etc.) 1 point per program/5 max Write your opinion here.



Criteria 6: IA Resources

Category Points GGC approach
Provide evidence that subscription-based IA journals are available for student and faculty use. (Examples: Safari, Merlot, etc.) up to 5 points Write your opinion here.
Demonstrate that hyperlinks to key IA web sites are provided to students in course syllabus, on professor's web page, or during class instruction. up to 5 points Write your opinion here.
Demonstrate that physical and/or virtual IA labs and equipment are available and used for hands-on learning. Provide examples of student lab projects, exercises, or case studies; syllabus; links to assignment; etc. up to 5 points Write your opinion here.



Criterion 7: IA Academic Program is Robust and Active

Category Points GGC approach
Enrolled (current academic year) 10 points if program is declared and up and running Write your opinion here.
Graduated (past two academic years) 5 points if program existed for past two academic years Write your opinion here.



Criterion 8: Declared Center for IA Education

Category Points GGC approach
Show formal documentation of the designation of the IA "center." 10 required Write your opinion here.
Provide a hyperlink to the "center." 5 required Write your opinion here.
Demonstrate the "center" web site is active and current and contains links to key IA resources such as other academic institutions, government sites, conferences, workshops, IA news, etc. 5 min/20 max Write your opinion here.



Criterion 9: Number of IA Faculty and Course Load

Category Points GGC approach
Identify by name full-time employee or employees, as defined above, either faculty or member of the administration working in IA, with overall responsibility for the IA Instructional Program. Provide evidence, e.g., a letter of testimony or job description. 10 points Write your opinion here.
Identify by name additional IA faculty members, as defined above, working full- or part-time teaching IA courses within the department that sponsors the IA programs. 5 points each faculty member/10 max Write your opinion here.
Identify by name shared faculty (e.g., intra- or inter-departmental or other four-year graduate university, industry expert, etc.) and adjunct/part-time faculty (e.g., professor teaching one or two IA courses per semester or teaching IA in existing courses.) 2 points each faculty member/10 Max Write your opinion here.



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