Academic Program Assessment
- Mission Statement:
The mission of the CIS Department is to prepare students for employment or graduate school so that they will contribute to society through the discipline in a responsible, ethical and professional manner in the Benedictine tradition.
- Program Educational Objectives:
The Program Educational Objectives indicate the characteristics of graduates two-to-five years after graduation.
PEO 1. Practice the discipline of Computer Science in industry or graduate school by employing aspects of their broad knowledge of the field in problem solving and use of technical skills.
PEO 2. Conduct themselves in a professional, ethical, and responsible manner with respect and awareness for security, social issues and responsibilities inherent in the field guided by professional ethics and the Catholic Benedictine tradition.
- Student Outcomes:
SO 1. Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
SO 2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
SO 3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
SO 4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
SO 5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
SO 6. CS Specific. Apply computer science theory [sic] and software-development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.
SO 6. IS Specific. Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment.
SO 6. Cybersecurity Specific. Apply security principles to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.