Computer Science Mission and SLOs

BS in COMPUTER SCIENCE

BS in Computer Sciences Mission

The Computer Science Program at Kean University has goals that are aligned with the University Mission. The Computer Science faculty are devoted to instilling in their students computational understanding as a way of designing and developing computational solutions. As such, we are devoted to academic rigor, critical thought, teaching excellence and ethical scholarship.

As a department, we prepare our students to think critically and creatively to succeed in challenging careers in computing or pursue graduate degrees by applying knowledge of computing and mathematics to analyze problems for the identification, design, and implementation of computer-based solutions to adapt to the changing technological and social environments in a global economy.


BS in Computer Science Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

SLO1: Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.

SLO2: Analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.

SLO3: Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.

SLO4: Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.


BS in INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

BS in Information Technology Mission

The Information Technology Program at Kean University has goals that are aligned with the University Mission. The Information Technology faculty are devoted to instilling in their students knowledge of information technology as a way of creating and managing information technology enterprises. As such, we are devoted to academic rigor, critical thought, teaching excellence and ethical scholarship.

As a department, we prepare our students to think critically and creatively to succeed in challenging careers in information technology or pursue graduate degrees by using current technical concepts to analyze user needs and integrate IT-based solutions for the changing technological and social environments in a global economy.


BS in Information Technology Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

SLO1: Ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies.

SLO2: Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems.

SLO3: Effectively integrate IT solutions into the user environment.

SLO4: Understand best practices and standards and their applications.

KU Student Outcomes (KU): Kean University graduates should be able to:

1. Think critically, creatively and globally;

2. Adapt to changing social, economic, and technological environments;

3. Serve as active and contributing members of their communities; and

4. Advance their knowledge in the traditional disciplines (GE) and enhance their skills in professional areas

**General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Knowledge (GE-K): Students will demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and content by:

(K1) applying the scientific method to comprehend natural concepts and processes;

(K2) evaluating major theories and concepts in social sciences;

(K3) relating historical references to literature; and

(K4) evaluating major theories and concepts in the fine arts.

 


Skills (GE-S): Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to:

(S1) write to communicate and clarify learning;

(S2) communicate effectively through speech;

(S3) solve problems using quantitative reasoning;

(S4) think critically about concepts in multiple disciplines; and

(S5) show information literacy


Values (GE-V): Students will demonstrate personal, social and ethical responsibility as a part of lifelong learning through:

(V1) personal responsibility;

(V2) ethical & social responsibility;

(V3) active in social & civic engagement;

(V4) respect for diverse culture; and

(V5) lifelong learning

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