CIS413--The Automated Office
CIS 413 is a course that explores the changes in the office environment and its
impact on the workers. The course will undertake a feasibility study in which
newer technologies are analyzed to determine their fit within various corporate/office
syllabus gives an overview of the weekly assignments as well as the grading criteria for the
The course will be taught using a variety of techniques to encourage an interactive learning
environment and exchange of ideas and information. Case studies will be submitted for group
discussion and presentation each class period.
- The definition of Office Systems/Office Automation
- The Evolving Role of Office Automation
- Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow--trends and issues
- Data, Things, and People
- Career Stages
- Case Study--Should the employee be reprimanded or dismissed?
for Week One and Week Two present a historical overview of the changes within
the office environment since the mid-1950s.
Information Resource Management plays an important role
in our environment. The question that plagues the office environment as
we move into a new millenium is: "What happened to the much-lauded 'paperless
environment' everyone talked about with the birth of the PC?
Week FourCases--The too-smart employee and the feasibility study.
Week FiveErgonomics: What is it? What role does it play in today's environment? Why do the essential elements such as office space/layout, lighting, air, office equipment, hardware, and sound impact productivity?
Week SixMidterm: The exam will be true/false, multiple choice, short answer. Pay close attention to the notes given out in class, the class discussions, and the case studies presented in groups.