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Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Computer Information Systems

CIS Program Educational Objectives

  1. Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to understand and apply ethical considerations to problems in an information systems environment.
  2. Program graduates will be able to plan, lead, organize, and participate in teams and team-based projects that lead organizations to successful and sustainable information systems solutions.
  3. Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with persons in various information systems roles, including those in the role of user, manager, developer, analyst, and database/network administrator.
  4. Program graduates will demonstrate their understanding of the functions and applications of computers in an information systems environment and apply that understanding within organizational and business structures and processes.
  5. Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to solve business-centered problems by identifying, analyzing, developing, and implementing information system based solutions.
  6. Program graduates will demonstrate the ability to maintain current knowledge of emerging and changing information system methodologies and technologies to address the critical needs of the business with respect to regulatory demands, strategic goals and daily operations.

CIS Student Outcomes
Student Outcomes with Performance Indicators

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
  8. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development.
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
  10. Provide students with the understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.
  11. An ability to effectively create and update Project Management Plan deliverables.
  12. An understanding of the principles of information security and how to employ them in a manner to effectively secure the information and supporting infrastructure in an organization.