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Title: Computer Information Science ABET Accreditation Required Follow Up


1
Computer Information Science ABET Accreditation
Required Follow Up
  • September 24, 2002

2
AGENDA
  • Accreditation Terms
  • Re-Accreditation Mandate
  • Areas of Concern
  • Action Plan
  • Administrative Intervention

3
ACCREDITATION TERMS
  • Accredited for Period 9/2000 - 8/2004
  • Period of accreditation may not be published
  • Maximum term is 6 years
  • 4 year term because of concerns

4
RE-ACCREDITATION MANDATE
  • January 31, 2003 - Apply for re-accreditation
    during 2003-2004 cycle
  • ??? Application fee
  • Fall 2003 Site-Visit
  • Focus on concerns
  • Clarification being requested on scope

5
AREAS OF CONCERN (from site visit)
  • A. Program Objectives Assessment (DEFICIENCY,
    Not Met)
  • Documented, measurable objectives (I-1)
  • Expected outcomes for graduates (I-2)
  • Program Distinction (Science vs. Systems)
  • Periodic, Systematic Assessment (I-4)
  • I-1. The program must have documented, measurable
    objectives.
  • I-2. The programs objectives must include
    expected outcomes for graduating students.
  • I-3. Data relative to the objectives must be
    routinely collected and documented, and used in
    program assessments.
  • I-4. The extent to which each program objective
    is being met must be periodically assessed.
  • I-5. The results of the programs periodic
    assessments must be used to help identify
    opportunities for program improvement.
  • I-6. The results of the programs assessments and
    the actions taken based on the results must be
    documented.

6
AREAS OF CONCERN (from site visit)
  • B. Student Support (NONE)
  • Standards
  • II-1. Courses must be offered with sufficient
    frequency for students to complete the program in
    a timely manner.
  • II-2. Computer science courses must be structured
    to ensure effective interaction between
    faculty/teaching assistants and students in lower
    division courses and between faculty and students
    in upper division courses.
  • II-3. Guidance on how to complete the program
    must be available to all students.
  • II-4. Students must have access to qualified
    advising when they need to make course decisions
    and career choices.
  • II-5. There must be established standards and
    procedures to ensure that graduates meet the
    requirements of the program.

7
AREAS OF CONCERN
  • C. Faculty
  • Size/stability of faculty (III-1)
  • Advising load (III-9)
  • Standards
  • III-1. There must be enough full-time faculty
    members with primary commitment to the program to
    provide continuity and stability.
  • III-2. Full-time faculty members must oversee all
    course work.
  • III-3. Full-time faculty members must cover most
    of the total classroom instruction.
  • III-4. The interests and qualifications of the
    faculty members must be sufficient to teach the
    courses and to plan and modify the courses and
    curriculum.
  • III-5. All faculty members must remain current in
    the discipline.
  • III-6. All faculty members must have a level of
    competence that would normally be obtained
    through graduate work in computer science.
  • III-7. Some full-time faculty members must have a
    Ph.D. in computer science.
  • III-8. All full-time faculty members must have
    sufficient time for scholarly activities and
    professional development.
  • III-9. Advising duties must be a recognized part
    of faculty members workloads.

8
AREAS OF CONCERN (from site visit)
  • D. Curriculum
  • Consistency with program objectives (IV-4)
  • Advanced course work choices, breadth/ depth
    (IV-9)
  • Coverage of social/ethical issues (IV-17)
  • Standards (relevant)
  • IV-4. The curriculum must be consistent with the
    documented objectives of the program.
  • IV-9. All students must take at least 16 semester
    hours of advanced course work in computer science
    that provides breadth and builds on the core to
    provide depth.
  • IV-17. There must be sufficient coverage of
    social and ethical implications of computing to
    give students an understanding of a broad range
    of issues in this area.

9
AREAS OF CONCERN (from site visit)
  • E. Labs and Computing Facilities
  • Adequacy of support personnel (V-4)
  • 2 support staff not enough -- overloaded
  • inadequate skill levels
  • Standards
  • V-1. Each student must have adequate and
    reasonable access to the systems needed for each
    course.
  • V-2. Documentation for hardware and software must
    be readily accessible to faculty and students.
  • V-3. All faculty members must have access to
    adequate computing facilities for class
    preparation and for scholarly activities.
  • V-4. There must be adequate support personnel to
    install and maintain the laboratories and
    computing facilities.
  • V-5. Instructional assistance must be provided
    for the laboratories and computing facilities.

10
AREAS OF CONCERN (from site visit)
  • F. Institutional Support Financial Resources
  • NO CONCERNS
  • G. Institutional Facilities
  • NO CONCERNS

11
DEFICIENCIES CONCERNS REMOVED (after site visit)
  • Deficiencies
  • Criteria A Program Objectives Assessment
  • Concerns about Standards
  • I-2 Expected outcomes for graduates (separate)
  • IV-9 Advanced course work (Science prereq)
  • V-4 Adequate lab support staff (Title III)
  • STANDARDS
  • I-2. The programs objectives must include
    expected outcomes for graduating students.
  • IV-9. All students must take at least 16 semester
    hours of advanced course work in computer science
    that provides breadth and builds on the core to
    provide depth.
  • V-4. There must be adequate support personnel to
    install and maintain the laboratories and
    computing facilities.

12
ACTION PLAN FOR REMAINING CONCERNS
Concern re Standard I-1. The impact of the
revised objectives on the rest of the program
must be evaluated.
  • Action Plan.
  • Document separation of programs
  • Verify University publications show separation
  • Document advisement procedures
  • Provide distinctive Science elective courses.
  • Responsibility Science Coordinator
  • STANDARD
  • I-1. The program must have documented, measurable
    objectives.

13
ACTION PLAN FOR REMAINING CONCERNS
Concern re Standard I-4. The effectiveness of
the new process for assessing program objectives
must be evaluated.
  • Action Plan.
  • Perform assessments as per Assessment Plan
  • Provide separate advisement document
  • Responsibility Science Coordinator
  • STANDARD
  • I-4. The extent to which each program object is
    being met must be periodically assessed.

14
ACTION PLAN FOR REMAINING CONCERNS
Concern re Standard III-1. The size of the
faculty is small, given their responsibilities
and the size of the program.
  • Action Plan.
  • Advertise and recruit tenure-track faculty
  • Increase permanent faculty (non-visiting)
  • Elevate to Dean/Provost
  • Responsibility Chair/Science Coordinator
  • STANDARD
  • III-1. There must be enough full-time faculty
    members with primary commitment to the program to
    provide continuity and stability.

15
ACTION PLAN FOR REMAINING CONCERNS
Concern re Standard III-9. Some faculty members
have very high advising load, and the time for
advisement is limited.
  • Action Plan.
  • Redefine advisement procedures
  • Dedicated corps of Science advisors (50 max)
  • Pre-Major advisement by Ms. Jones
  • Partial automation
  • Responsibility Chair/Search Committee
  • STANDARD
  • III-1. There must be enough full-time faculty
    members with primary commitment to the program to
    provide continuity and stability.

16
ACTION PLAN FOR REMAINING CONCERNS
Concern re Standard IV-4. The consistency
between the revised program objectives and the
curriculum must be evaluated in more detail.
  • Action Plan.
  • Revise course exhibits (esp., Fall ONLY courses)
  • Revise mapping of objectives to courses
  • Assessment plan
  • Responsibility Quality Teams
  • STANDARD
  • IV-4. The curriculum must be consistent with the
    documented objectives of the program.

17
ACTION PLAN FOR REMAINING CONCERNS
Concern re Standard IV-17. The materials in the
areas of social and ethical issues need to be
examined for quality and quantity.
  • Action Plan.
  • Adopt standard syllabi
  • Gather exhibits of student work
  • Incorporate into in-course assessments
  • Responsibility Quality Teams
  • STANDARD
  • IV-17. There must be sufficient coverage of
    social and ethical implications of computing to
    give students an understanding of a broad range
    of issues in this area.
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