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

Fall 2017

The CIS department received a grant from State Farm Insurance.

Professor John Phillips retired after 17 years at Mansfield University.

Summer 2017

The CIS department purchased two 3-D printers that will be available for faculty and student projects.

Spring 2017

CIS students competed in the PACISE robotics competition. They did fantastic with a 2nd place finish!

Fall 2016

46 CIS students were T-shirt winners in the IBM Master The Mainframe Contest. This marks the 5th year that MU has competed in the competition.

The MU CIS department became official members the Amazon Education Cloud Computing initiative. The membership entitles our students to receive additional free AWS cloud computing credits along with training resources.