Tiana Solis Portrait

Tiana Solis

Assistant Director Academic Advising

Biography

Tiana Solis is currently the Assistant Director of Advising and Adjunct Faculty in the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS). She received a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Science in 1992-1994 from State University of New York Institute of Technology, Utica. She was an instructor and academic advisor in SCIS from 1994 to 2007 before rejoining SCIS as an instructor in 2010. From 2008 to 2010, Ms. Solis was a programmer analyst at the Department of The Attorney General in Hawaii, a member of the team revamping the State Juvenile Justice Information System. She is a former Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Grader with the Educational Testing Service.

Ms. Solis has taught different Computer Science and Information Technology undergraduate courses in SCIS, including being the coordinator of the Undergraduate Senior Project course. She has published in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference focusing on assessing BS-CS student outcomes using the senior project. She has mentored several FIU students participating in the Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP).  Ms. Solis was the co-Advisor for the Women in Computer Science (WICS) student club in 2003-2005, and co-founded the FIU STARS (Students & Technology in Academia, Research & Service) in 2011.

Ms. Solis has dedicated her career as an advocate to higher education and student success. She is known by her peers and colleagues as a collaborator, connector, and by students as empathetic and socially oriented.  Her research and instructional Interests include student success and retention, distance learning, software development, programming languages, and computer ethics.

Honors and Awards

2015 – Knowledge and Achievement, College of Engineering and Computing, FIU

2005 – Excellence in Advising, School of Computing and Information Sciences

1994 & 1992 – Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges


Research and Educational Interests

Retention & Graduation, Programming Languages, Computer Ethics and Distance Learning

Background Education

1994 M.S., Computer Information Science, State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNY), Utica

Professional Activities

Co-founder and faculty advisor(20111) of STARS (Students & Technology in Academia, Research & Service)

Served as the School of Computing and Information Science CUAA representative

Served as a co-advisor of the Women in Computer Science student organization at Florida International University.

Mentored Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP) students.

Participated in High School recruitment efforts

Contributor to “Joint Collaboration To Assist At-Risk STEM Students.” presentation 2015 NACADA REGION IV – Auburn, Alabama

Professional Experience

Florida International University (FIU) Park – Miami, FL Assistant Director/Lecturer, Advising Center, School of Computing and Information Science

Supervised, mentored and trained academic advisers

Effectively planned, coordinated and facilitated functions to optimize productivity, efficiency and quality, with strong focus on the delivery of student services.

Assisted students in evaluating their abilities, interests, talents, and personality characteristics.

Monitored student learning; implemented plans for improving student achievement and success.

Performed other related administrative tasks for the School, College and the University

Selected Publications

Co-Authors: Assessing BS–CS Student Outcomes Using Senior Project Paper for ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) 2014 Conference.