Dr. David W. Letcher
Coordinator of the Information Systems Management Area
My Professional Activities during 2000
- Enrolled in Web Developer, a web-based course sponsored by New
Jersey Institute of Technology. This 30-hour course includes topics in
scripting, PERL, JAVA, database management, cookies, CGI variables,
and active server pages. This course goes from December 15, 1999 until
January 16, 2000.
- Successfully completed BC 360, UNIX/Oracle a five-day course
offered by SAP
America. This course met in Waltham, Mass. from January 10th to
- Successfully completed "Web Developer" a 30-hour, web-based
course offered by NJIT. Full financial support for this course's
tuition was received from TCNJ's Career Development Committee. (See first
- Was a table leader at the Lawrence Rotary Career Day held at
Rider University for juniors and seniors at Lawrence High School. Here I
led a discussion on careers in the information systems field.
- Participated in the Joint Ewing Lions/Kiwanis Clubs meeting on
March 30th. Mr. Tim Wade, Ewing Schools Superintendent presented an
overview of Ewing schools and its budget.
- Arranged and led a "Restructuring Discussion" for our School of
Business faculty on April 5th. I also served orange juice and oatmeal
- Completed a Professional Development Seminar entitled "XML
Applications sponsored by the Princeton Chapter of ACM/IEEE Computer
Society, 2000 Spring Seminar on April 8th.
- Presented five talks on our BISM curriculum to visiting parents
and high school students at TCNJ's annual Spring Day on April 9th.
- Attended and completed two NSF-Sponsored Chautauqua Short
Courses, at the
Unviversity of Dayton from May 10th to May 17th. The first course is
#114, Advanced Guide to the Internet and Web Publishing. The second
course is #115, Web Programming.
- Presented a paper entitled, "Laptop Computers in Higher Education -
What the Web Pages Show and What Questions We Should Ask." at the 28th
Annual Conference of the International Business Schools Computer
Association in Erie, PA. July 16-18, 2000. Nicole DeLuca '00 was my
- Elected chairperson of a committee charged with forming a "Center
for Computing and Information Sciences" at TCNJ. This committee was
formed in October 2nd at the urging of the Vice President of Academic
purposes include the investigation of cooperation among various
departments, interdisciplinary teaching, integrated courses, and general
oversite of the teaching of computer-related courses.
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