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CIS Department
Simon B. Elliott Hall
Mansfield, PA 16933

Jaesung Sim, Chairperson
Arlene Brown, Secretary

Phone: 570-662-4481
Fax: 570-662-4137

Dept Information


Mission Statement

The mission of the Computer & Information Science Department is to provide an outstanding education to its students in accordance with the principles of the Mansfield University mission, to advance scholarship in key domains of the computing and information sciences, and to engage in activities that improve the welfare of society and enhance the reputation of Mansfield University. The Department aims to maintain an environment that promotes innovative thinking; values mutual respect and diversity; encourages and supports scholarship; instills ethical behavior; and stimulates life-long learning.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Computer & Information Science Department is to become a recognized regional leader offering high-quality undergraduate programs in computing and information sciences to a large number of talented students at affordable tuition rates.

Core Values

The core values guiding the Department are:

  • Commitment to high-quality undergraduate education and student success.
  • Continuous program improvement through assessment of program educational objectives and student outcomes.
  • New initiatives and programs with changes in technology and global interdependence.
  • Continued professional development of faculty members and scholarly contributions to the discipline, often with student participation.
  • Articulation agreements with 2-year community colleges to permit seamless transfer of students.
  • Activities to build ties to K-12 groups, community colleges, and local industry.
  • Shared governance of departmental affairs.
  • Service to the College, University, community, and discipline.

Department News

Spring 2013

CIS3306 students were each loaned a Google Android Nexus 7 tablet for the semester. In May they presented some amazing final projects including game apps, calculator apps, client/server apps, Google Maps apps, and more. One project was even published in Google's Play store. Great work MU CIS students!

January 2013

The CIS department received a $3,100 AWS in Education Coursework grant from Amazon. The grant is in the form of credits that can be used by CIS students on the AWS Cloud computing platform. Cloud computing will be one of the topics covered in CIS3325 Operating Systems this semester.

October 2012 

State Farm presented a check for $50,000 to MU President Allan Golden and the CIS faculty. The grant will be used to build a new laptop classroom and a mobile computing laboratory.