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1 Assessment Report Computer Science School of Science and Mathematics Kad Lakshmanan Chair Sandeep R. Mitra Assessment Coordinator

2 Programs The Department of Computer Science offers two majors: Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Computer Science (CSC) The Computer Information Systems (CIS) major and the Advanced Computing (AC) Track of the Computer Science (CSC) major are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Will discuss only CIS assessment today

3 CIS Student Learning Outcomes A.An ability to apply fundamental principles of computing, mathematics, and organizational theory as appropriate to the discipline of information systems. B.An ability to analyze a problem and model it as an information system using appropriate methodologies, and to identify the computing requirements necessary to meet the desired needs. C.An ability to design, implement, and evaluate an information system, and to compare alternative solutions. D.An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools appropriate for immediate employment in computing technology application fields. E.An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal. F.An ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using accepted standards of the profession. G.An ability to analyze the social and human context of computing as it impacts individuals, organizations, and society, including ethical, legal, security, and global policy issues. H.An ability to work and learn independently and an appreciation of the importance of continuing education and professional growth over the course of a lifetime.

4 Assessment Methodology Methodology: Each outcome is defined in terms of 4-6 measurable performance indicators Work assessed: For each performance indicator, there is an associated curriculum map indicating where in the curriculum the required skills, knowledge, and attitudes are acquired and where they are measured Strategy: For each performance indicator, there is an associated rubric that allows a student performance relative to that indicator to be categorized in one of four levels: Beginning, Developing, Competent, or Accomplished Sampling: None. All eligible students in the assessed courses are rated Target: An outcome is considered achieved if the percentage of students rated Competent or Accomplished is 70% or higher

5 Performance Indicators and Curriculum Map Performance IndicatorsCurriculum Map (Where Developed) Where AssessedAssessment Method F1. Demonstrates an ability to express concepts, ideas, and arguments effectively in writing CIS 202, 317, 427, CSC 203, 205, 486 CSC 486Cumulative evaluation of written papers F2. Demonstrates an ability to create documentation for programs CSC 203, 205CSC 205Selected components of course projects F3. Demonstrates an ability to express concepts, ideas, and arguments orally CIS 317, 427, CSC 486CSC 486Peer and Teacher evaluation of in-class presentation F4. Demonstrates an ability to acquire knowledge from a variety of sources CIS 202, CSC 486CSC 486References and citations in term paper F. An ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using accepted standards of the profession.

6 Assessment Data Cycle Performance IndicatorsWhere/When Assessed Head Count of Students Rated BeginningDevelopingCompetentAccomplishedTotal F1. Demonstrates an ability to express concepts, ideas, and arguments effectively in writing CSC F2. Demonstrates an ability to create documentation for programs CSC F3. Demonstrates an ability to express concepts, ideas, and arguments orally CSC F4. Demonstrates an ability to acquire knowledge from a variety of sources CSC Total Computer Information Systems Outcome F

7 Assessment Data for Three Cycles

8 Evaluation of the Outcome F. An ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using accepted standards of the profession. Percentage of students rated competent or accomplished: 51/60 = 85.00% Status of the outcome: Achieved. (The percentage of students rated competent or accomplished is above 70%) Recommendation(s): Continue to distribute grading worksheets for evaluation of writing and presentations. Continue to discuss them at some length to help students understand our expectations. Students should also be encouraged to seek help from the Student Learning Center. Time frame for implementation:

9 Performance Indicators and Curriculum Map Performance IndicatorsCurriculum Map (Where Developed) Where AssessedAssessment Method G1. Demonstrates an understanding of ACM and IEEE codes of ethics and professional conduct CSC 486 Selected questions extracted from course examinations G2. Demonstrates an understanding of the impact of technology on individuals, organizations, and society CIS 202, CSC 486CSC 486Selected questions extracted from course examinations G3. Demonstrates an understanding of legal issues, copyright, intellectual property, and software piracy CIS 202, 442, CSC 203, 486 CSC 486Selected questions extracted from course examinations G4. Demonstrates an understanding of security issues, privacy, and identity theft CIS 202, CSC 486CSC 486Selected questions extracted from course examinations G. An ability to analyze the social and human context of computing as it impacts individuals, organizations, and society, including ethical, legal, security, and global policy issues.

10 Assessment Data Cycle Performance IndicatorsWhere/When Assessed Head Count of Students Rated BeginningDevelopingCompetentAccomplishedTotal G1. Demonstrates an understanding of ACM and IEEE codes of ethics and professional conduct CSC G2. Demonstrates an understanding of the impact of technology on individuals, organizations, and society CSC G3. Demonstrates an understanding of legal issues, copyright, intellectual property, and software piracy CSC G4. Demonstrates an understanding of security issues, privacy, and identity theft CSC Total Computer Information Systems Outcome G

11 Assessment Data for Three Cycles

12 Evaluation of the Outcome G. An ability to analyze the social and human context of computing as it impacts individuals, organizations, and society, including ethical, legal, security, and global policy issues. Percentage of students rated competent or accomplished: 49/52 = 94.23% Status of the outcome: Achieved. (The percentage of students rated competent or accomplished is above 70%) Recommendation(s): None. Time frame for implementation:

13 Performance Indicators and Curriculum Map Performance IndicatorsCurriculum Map (Where Developed) Where AssessedAssessment Method H1. Participates in mathematical or computing sciences student clubs and professional societies AdvisementOutside classGraduating Senior Exit Survey and Exit Interview H2. Participates in independent studies, theses, internships, career exploration experiences, and study-abroad programs AdvisementOutside classGraduating Senior Exit Survey and Exit Interview; archival records H3. Attends conferences, workshops, seminars, and/or training courses to broaden knowledge and skills AdvisementOutside classGraduating Senior Exit Survey and Exit Interview H4. Understands the need to maintain currency in the discipline Advisement, CSC 486Outside classGraduating Senior Exit Survey and Exit Interview H. An ability to work and learn independently and an appreciation of the importance of continuing education and professional growth over the course of a lifetime.

14 Assessment Data Cycle Performance IndicatorsWhere/When Assessed Head Count of Students Rated BeginningDevelopingCompetentAccomplishedTotal H1. Participates in mathematical or computing sciences student clubs and professional societies Outside class H2. Participates in independent studies, theses, internships, career exploration experiences, and study-abroad programs Outside class H3. Attends conferences, workshops, seminars, and/or training courses to broaden knowledge and skills Outside class H4. Understands the need to maintain currency in the discipline Outside class H5. Appreciates the value of graduate education and industry certification Outside class Total Computer Information Systems Outcome H

15 Assessment Data for Three Cycles

16 Evaluation of the Outcome H. An ability to work and learn independently and an appreciation of the importance of continuing education and professional growth over the course of a lifetime. Percentage of students rated competent or accomplished: 103/207 = 49.76% Status of the outcome: Not Achieved. (The percentage of students rated competent or accomplished is below 70%) Recommendation(s): The performance under indicators H2, H4, and H5 are slowly trending upwards. Continue to: – Promote Computer Science Club and Scholars Day activities vigorously and encourage student attendance. – Schedule a 1-credit “Problem Solving” topics course to encourage participation in student programming contests. – Work with Career Services to sponsor and support a Career Link event every semester. Time frame for implementation:

17 Action Plan/Data Driven Decisions Outcome F: Continue to distribute grading worksheets for evaluation of presentations and writing. Continue to discuss them at some length to help students understand our expectations. Students should also be encouraged to seek help from the Student Learning Center. Outcome G: None. Outcome H: Continue to: – Promote Computer Science Club and Scholars Day activities vigorously and encourage student attendance. – Schedule a 1-credit “Problem Solving” topics course to encourage participation in student programming contests. – Work with Career Services to sponsor and support a Career Link event every semester.

18 What resources are needed to close the loop Need financial and personnel support to organize Career Link events (panel discussions involving local employers and alumni discussing career options in computing) every semester. Need financial and personnel support to conduct alumni and employer surveys. Career Services Office needs to be staffed better so they can organize Internship and Job Fairs every semester, offer resume critiquing, mock interviewing, and other services.


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