Henderson State University Program-Computer Science

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Henderson State University

Program-Computer Science

Program-Computer Science

Mission Statement:The mission of the computer science program is to provide its majors with the expertise to become leaders and innovators in information technology and to produce graduates that will be successful professionals, be committed to lifelong learning, and make positive contributions to society.

Vision Statement:The computer science program at Henderson State University is committed to continually improve its educational environment in order to develop graduates with the strong academic and technical backgrounds needed to achieve distinction in the discipline. This type of excellence is expected whether the graduate pursues positions in the workforce, advanced studies, or through continual lifelong learning.

Outcome: Foundations

Graduates will have a strong understanding of the theoretical foundations of computer science.

OutcomeType:Student Learning (10-11)

Start Date: 09/13/2010

Outcome Status: Active

Means of Assessment

Assessment Method Criterion Schedule Active

Major Field Test: Computer Science The mean test overall score of the senior level majors in the program taking the exam should score within 1 standard deviation of the 50th-percentile or greater.

Spring - CSC4483 - Computer

Science Capstone. Yes

Assessment Method Category:

Direct-Standardized Test

Related Documents:

MFT Test Description.pdf MFT Comparative Data.pdf

Curriculum Review The program should meet or

exceed the core

recocmmendations as specified in the most recent report published by The Joint Task Force on Computing Curricula of the IEEE Computer Society and The Association for Computing Machinery.

Fall - odd numbered years. Yes

Assessment Method Category:

Internal Data Analysis

Related Documents:

ACM Curriculum 2008.pdf

Related Courses

- CSC1104 - Foundations of Computer Science I - CSC1114 - Foundations of Computer Science II - CSC2173 - Assembler Language

- CSC2203 - Data Structures

- CSC3133 - Introduction to Database Theory - CSC3153 - Introduction to Compiler Theory - CSC3193 - Operating Systems - CSC3223 - Algorithm Analysis - CSC3433 - Computational Complexity - CSC3443 - Computer Organization - CSC3453 - Programming Languages - CSC3463 - Software Engineering

- CSC4184 - Interfacing and Machine Control - CSC4263 - Client/Server Programming

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- CSC4283 - Introduction to Networking - CSC4331-3 - Independent Study

- CSC4421-3 - Special Topics in Computer Science - CSC4483 - Computer Science Capstone

Outcome: Problem Solving

Graduates will possess problem solving and algorithm development skills.

OutcomeType:Student Learning (10-11)

Start Date: 09/13/2010

Outcome Status: Active

Means of Assessment

Assessment Method Criterion Schedule Active

Major Field Test: Computer Science The mean test sub-score from the Discrete Structures and Algorithms section of the exam should be within 1 standard deviation of the 50th-percentile or greater.

Spring - CSC4483 - Computer

Science Capstone Yes

Assessment Method Category:

Direct-Standardized Test

Related Documents:

MFT Departmental Summary.pdf

Evaluation of major retention numbers. At least 50% of students entering the computer science program will graduate from Henderson with a BS in computer science.

Spring - Annually Yes

Assessment Method Category:

Internal Data Analysis

Related Courses

- CSC1104 - Foundations of Computer Science I - CSC1114 - Foundations of Computer Science II - CSC2203 - Data Structures

- CSC3133 - Introduction to Database Theory - CSC3153 - Introduction to Compiler Theory - CSC3193 - Operating Systems

- CSC3223 - Algorithm Analysis - CSC3433 - Computational Complexity - CSC3443 - Computer Organization - CSC3463 - Software Engineering

- CSC4184 - Interfacing and Machine Control - CSC4213 - Simulation Theory

- CSC4263 - Client/Server Programming

- CSC4273 - Introduction to Data Communications - CSC4283 - Introduction to Networking

- CSC4331-3 - Independent Study

- CSC4421-3 - Special Topics in Computer Science - CSC4483 - Computer Science Capstone

- CSC4493 - Artificial Intelligence - CSC4503 - Computer Graphics - CSC4513 - Visual Programming

Outcome: Communication Abilities

Graduates will have developed and practiced effective communication skills.

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Start Date: 09/13/2010

Outcome Status: Active

Means of Assessment

Assessment Method Criterion Schedule Active

Presentations 75% of students will earn an

acceptable or better score. Varies by student schedule. Yes

Assessment Method Category:

Direct-Course Embedded

Related Documents:

Oral Presentation Rubric.pdf

Writing component of major courses designated as WI. 75% of students will earn an

acceptable or better score. Varies by student schedule. Yes

Assessment Method Category:

Direct-Course Embedded

Related Courses

- CSC3223 - Algorithm Analysis - CSC3453 - Programming Languages - CSC3463 - Software Engineering - CSC3472 - Technology and Society - CSC4483 - Computer Science Capstone

Outcome: Professional Standards

Graduates will have an understanding of and respect for professional standards and their impact on society.

OutcomeType:Student Learning (10-11)

Start Date: 09/13/2010

Outcome Status: Active

Means of Assessment

Assessment Method Criterion Schedule Active

Academic Integrity Violations Less than 10% of majors will have an academic integrity violation.

Spring - Annually. Yes

Assessment Method Category:

Internal Data Analysis

Related Documents:

Academic Integrity Policy.pdf

Ethics Survey At least 70% of students

completing the survey will be able to distinguish ethical behaviors from unethical ones.

Spring - CSC3472 - Technology

and Society Yes

Assessment Method Category:

Indirect-Surveys

Related Courses

- CSC3193 - Operating Systems - CSC3463 - Software Engineering - CSC3472 - Technology and Society - CSC4263 - Client/Server Programming

- CSC4273 - Introduction to Data Communications - CSC4283 - Introduction to Networking

- CSC4483 - Computer Science Capstone

Outcome: Software Systems

Graduates will have expertise in developing, implementing, and maintaining software systems both as individuals and teams.

OutcomeType:Student Learning (10-11)

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Outcome Status: Active

Means of Assessment

Assessment Method Criterion Schedule Active

Major Field Test: Computer Science The mean test sub-score from the Programming section of the exam should be within 1 standard deviation of the 50th-percentile or greater.

Spring - CSC4483 - Computer

Science Capstone. Yes

Assessment Method Category:

Direct-Standardized Test

Related Documents:

MFT Departmental Summary.pdf

Capsone Project 75% of students will earn an

acceptable or better score.

Spring - CSC4483 - Computer

Science Capstone. Yes

Assessment Method Category:

Direct-Course Embedded

Related Courses

- CSC1104 - Foundations of Computer Science I - CSC1114 - Foundations of Computer Science II - CSC2173 - Assembler Language - CSC2203 - Data Structures - CSC3223 - Algorithm Analysis - CSC3463 - Software Engineering - CSC4213 - Simulation Theory - CSC4263 - Client/Server Programming

- CSC4421-3 - Special Topics in Computer Science - CSC4483 - Computer Science Capstone

- CSC4493 - Artificial Intelligence - CSC4503 - Computer Graphics - CSC4513 - Visual Programming

Outcome: Systems Architecture

Graduates will have expertise in applying their knowledge of systems architecture (e.g., operating systems, networking, database, hardware, etc.).

OutcomeType:Student Learning (10-11)

Start Date: 09/13/2010

Outcome Status: Active

Means of Assessment

Assessment Method Criterion Schedule Active

Major Field Test: Computer Science The mean test sub-score from the Systems section of the exam should be within 1 standard deviation of the 50th-percentile or greater.

Spring - CSC4483 - Computer

Science Capstone. Yes

Assessment Method Category:

Direct-Standardized Test

Related Documents:

MFT Departmental Summary.pdf

Alumni Survey At least 80% of survey

respondents will give an adequate rating or better to questions in the systems section.

Spring - Even numbered years. Yes

Assessment Method Category:

Indirect-Surveys

Related Courses

- CSC2173 - Assembler Language

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- CSC3144 - Digital Electronics

- CSC3153 - Introduction to Compiler Theory - CSC3193 - Operating Systems

- CSC3433 - Computational Complexity - CSC3443 - Computer Organization - CSC3453 - Programming Languages - CSC4184 - Interfacing and Machine Control - CSC4273 - Introduction to Data Communications - CSC4283 - Introduction to Networking

- CSC4421-3 - Special Topics in Computer Science - CSC4483 - Computer Science Capstone

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