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Academic Program Assessment

Learning Outcomes

At the time of graduation, the students in all three of the CIS majors have attained:

An ability to analyze a problem, and to identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.

This outcome is assessed by examining student projects in CS351 and CS355 and in the senior capstone projects.

An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the discipline.

This outcome is assessed by examining student projects in CS351 and CS355 and in the senior capstone projects.

An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences about technical information.

This outcome is assessed by evaluating senior project presentations and posters and feedback from internship employers.

An ability to make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.

This outcome is assessed by exam questions in CS111 and student responses to a case study in CS351 and CS355.

An ability to function effectively on teams to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce deliverables.

This outcome is assessed by peer evaluations in courses with team projects such as CS351 and CS355.

Additional Learning Outcomes for Computer Science Majors

An ability to apply theory in the design and implementation of computer-based solutions.

This outcome is assessed by student performance on specific projects CS221 and CS310.

An ability to reason about and explain computer-based solutions at multiple levels of abstraction.

This outcome is assessed by student performance on specific projects in CS330 and CS350.

Additional Learning Outcomes for Information Technology Majors

An ability to identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, integration, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems.

This outcome is assessed by examining student performance on a project in CS265 and in the senior capstone project.

Additional Learning Outcomes for Cybersecurity Majors

An ability to identify and analyze the security needs and issues in the following areas: data, software, system, human, organizational, and societal.

This outcome is assessed by examining student performance on projects in CS225 and in the senior capstone project.