Computer Science Accreditation/Assessment Issues. Bolek Mikolajczak UMass Dartmouth, CIS Department Chair IT Forum, Framingham, MA January 10, 2006. Program Objectives.
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UMass Dartmouth, CIS Department Chair
IT Forum, Framingham, MA
January 10, 2006
CIS Department seeks to produce graduates who:
1). are able to individually solve problems in algorithmic manner with given computer resources and constraints
2).apply their knowledge of mathematics, science and computer science to solve technical problems
3). apply analytic and empirical techniques to evaluate technical problems and their solutions
4). design system, component, or process to meet specified requirements
5). participate as a member of a problem solving team
6). identify, formulate, and solve problems encountered when constructing solutions involving information technology
7). articulate the social, professional, ethical and legal aspects of a computing milieu
8). evaluate the impact of computing and information technology at the global/societal level
9). analyze contemporary issues related to the evolving discipline of computer science
10). communicate effectively (needs to be understood as involving both oral and written form, including choosing and using the appropriate representations and/or media)
11). apply modern skills, techniques, and tools during professional practice.
1. course characteristics (frequency of tasks performed such as algorithmic problem solving, writing reports, working in teams etc),
2. each required courses’ contribution to the program objective,
3. student attitudes,
4. student habits,
5. student self-assessment,
6. events (participation in activities related to computer science),
7. faculty advising.
1. To bring to the CIS Department the points of view and needs of the computer and other related industries, other educational institutions, the government, and the professions.2. To help maintain a close relationship between the Department and the computer and other related industries, other educational institutions, the government and the professions.3. To afford the instructing staff and the students expert comments on and appraisal of current and proposed programs.4. To offer assistance to the Department to further the goals of the Department.5. To submit recommendations to the Department for consideration.