Program outcomes represent what graduates of the undergraduate computer information system program should know or be able to do by the time they graduate. The performance criteria related to these program outcomes and the mapping of CIS program outcomes to performance criteria are listed below.
Students in the CIS program will have:
a) an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
b) an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
c) an ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
d) an ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
e) an understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
f) an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
g) an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
h) recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
i) an ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
j) an understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment
Performance criteria are a means to focus on specific expectations of the CIS program and indicate the specific actions that the student should be able to perform as a result of participation in the program. Input from the CIS & MS Advisory Board, industry representatives, faculty, and accreditation agencies was considered in setting these outcomes.
A document containing the mapping of CIS program outcomes to CIS performance criteria is available in .pdf format.