Contact InformationKannan Mohan Associate Professor of CIS (646) 312 3372 firstname.lastname@example.org Office hours: TH 2 to 3PM
|IT’s carbon Footprint||
|IT as a solution||
|IT’s connection to social sustainability||
BBA Learning goals addressed:
- Analytical and technological skills: Students will be expected to develop deliverables that focus on analyzing the impact of technology on the environment. Examples of deliverables include business cases, case analyses, and project reports.
- Communication skills (Oral and written): Students will develop written project reports and will be required to present their projects.
- Proficiency in the discipline: Students will be able to identify information systems solutions that enable and/or adversely impact environmental sustainability initiatives.
- CIS 2200
- “Harnessing Green IT : Principles and Practices” by Murugesan, San (Editor) ; Gangadharan, G. R. (Editor)
Wiley, 2012, ISBN: 9781118306512 (available free of cost as an e-book through Baruch library)
- “Sustainable Operations and Closed-Loop Supply Chains” by Souza, Gilvan, Business Expert Press, 2012, ISBN: 9781606493700 (available free of cost as an e-book through Baruch library)
- Lawrence Webber, Michael Wallace, “Green Tech: How to Plan and Implement Sustainable IT Solutions,” AMACOM, 2009, ISBN-10: 081441446X/ISBN-13: 978-0814414460 (available as an e-book through our library).
- Carol Baroudi, Jeffrey Hill, Arnold Reinhold, and Jhana Senxian, “Green IT for Dummies”, For Dummies (Computer/Tech), ISBN-10: 0470386886/ISBN-13: 978-0470386880 (available as an e-book through our library).
- Toby Velte, Anthony Velte, Robert Elsenpeter, “Green IT: Reduce Your Information System’s Environmental Impact While Adding to the Bottom Line”, McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, ISBN-10: 0071599231/ISBN-13: 978-0071599238 (available as an e-book through our library).
- George Spafford, “Greening the data center: Opportunities for improving data center energy efficiencies”, IT Governance (2009), ISBN-10: 1849280088, ISBN-13: 978-1849280082 (available as an e-book through our library).
- Bernard Golden, “Virtualization for dummies”, John Wiley and sons (2008), ISBN-10: 0470148314/ ISBN-13: 978-0470148310 (available as an e-book through our library).
Journal and trade press articles relevant to green IT will be provided during the course of the semester as part of the list of readings. Links to such articles will be provided in the schedule page accessible through blackboard and/or via the E-Reserve page at our library.
The course schedule lists several cases that the students are expected to purchase directly from the case publisher, read ahead of the class session when the case is scheduled to be discussed, and discuss in class.
Course Deliverables and Grade Distribution
|Online Exercises (a mix of individual and group exercises)||
|Online Quizzes (individual work)||
|Clicker Quizzes (individual work)||
|Case analyses reports (group work)||
|Project report and presentation (group work)||
|Final Exam (individual work)||
|In-class participation (individual work)||
|Grade||Grade Point Equivalent||Score|
|A||4.0||930 – 1000|
|A-||3.7||900 – 929|
|B+||3.3||871 – 899|
|B||3.0||830 – 870|
|B-||2.7||800 – 829|
|C+||2.3||771 – 799|
|C||2.0||730 – 770|
|C-||1.7||700 – 729|
|D+||1.3||671 – 699|
|D||1.0||600 – 670|
General Course Policies
Assignments and Projects
Instructions for each assignment will be provided on the course website. The instructions will identify if the assignment is to be completed individually or in a group. Due dates shown in the course schedule will be strictly enforced. Late submissions will not be accepted. Instructions will also state what is expected to be completed for each assignment and how it is to be submitted. For group work, each team member is required to contribute his/her fair share of work for each deliverable that requires teamwork. The instructor reserves the right to ask for percentage of work contribution by each team member for all deliverables. Work distribution should be done within each team for each deliverable rather than across deliverables. In other words, team members should contribute equally towards the development of each of the deliverables that requires teamwork.
Class Participation, Attendance and Student performance
All students are required to attend all classes. If one or more classes are missed, it is the student’s responsibility to determine the specific material covered during their absence and make the necessary arrangements for making up what is missed. Class discussion is strongly encouraged. Your class participation grade may depend on in-class discussions, online contributions, and ad-hoc assignments/quizzes/clicker quizzes. No direct credit shall be awarded just for attendance. However, if you miss any of the components that affect class participation (described above), it will impact your grade. Assigned readings should be read before each class session. This course requires continuous commitment of students both inside and outside of the classroom.
Case preparations and discussions are a critical component of the course. Students are expected to read the cases before the class session during which the cases are scheduled for discussion. Students should be well prepared to discuss the cases in class.
Please note that this syllabus is subject to change. Changes will be notified through announcements/updates on the course website and/or announcements in class.
Academic Integrity Statement
The CIS Department fully supports Baruch College’s policy on Academic Honesty, which states, in part: “Academic dishonesty is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Cheating, forgery, plagiarism, and collusion in dishonest acts undermine the college’s educational mission and the students’ personal and intellectual growth. Baruch students are expected to bear individual responsibility for their work and to uphold the ideal of academic integrity. Any student who attempts to compromise or devalue the academic process will be sanctioned.” Additional information can be found at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/academic/academic_honesty.html. Deliverables that are required to be completed individually should not involve collaboration with other students. Deliverables that are required to be completed in a team should not involve collaboration across teams. Unauthorized collaborative work will result in appropriate disciplinary action. Academic sanctions in this class will range from a grade of F on the assignment to a grade of F in the course. A report of suspected academic dishonesty will be sent to the Office of the Dean of Students.