Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Technology





















 

Assessment Report, 2014-2015

COST, Computer Science Technology

Assessment Identifiers


College / School:
College of Sciences and Technology


Department:
Department of Engineering Technology


Program / Major / Certificate:
Computer Science Technology


Assessment Coordinator(s)
Continuous Improvement Committee consisting of Dr. Mir Hayder (Chair of the committee), Dr. Mohamad Mustafa (Department Chair and the Coordinator of the CET program),  Dr. Asad Yousuf (Coordinator of the EET program), Dr. Qian Chen (Coordinator of the CST program), and Dr. Bryan Knakiewicz  (CET program)


Has there been a change to the Assessment Coordinator(s) since the last assessment plan? No

Person(s) responsible for writing and/or submitting this report:
Mir Hayder

Program Mission Statement


To achieve recognition by academia, students, industry, government and community as one among the best committed to providing high quality educational foundation required for a competent and creative professional career in the area of computer science and technology, and serving as a catalyst for industrial and technological development at the local, regional, national, and global level.

Has this mission statement been revised since the last plan? No

PSLOs

Graduates of the Computer Science Technology program will demonstrate:

1. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.

2. an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the programís student outcomes and to the discipline.

3. an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.

4. an ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.

5. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.

6. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.

7. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.

8. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.

9. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.

10.  an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.

11.  a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

 

LINK TO: Assessment Report, 2014-2015 Ė Supporting Documents

 

Assessment Results (PSLOs)



SSU Strategic Plan Goal

PSLO

Semester

Professor

Courses

Assessment Artifacts and Instruments

Target Levels

Results and Analysis of Results

Actions in Response to Results

Academic Engagement and Achievement

1. The students will demonstrate an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.

Fall 2014

M. Mustafa

CSCI 1130 Computer and its Application

Assignment 6 - CSCI 1130_Mustafa_F14 &_Sp15_ISLOs 2 & 4

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 3

TARGET 1 MET 79% scored ≥ Level 3

OVERALL: TARGET PARTIALLY MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: To increase the number of students that will complete the homework.

Q. Chen

CSCI 1610 Programming in Java

HW - CSCI 1610_Chen_Fall 2014_ISLOs 2

TARGET 2 MET 78% scored ≥ Level 3

Spring 2015

CSCI 3000 Data Structure and Algorithm

Assignment - CSCI 3000_Chen_Spring 2015_ISLO 5

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 2

TARGET 3 MET 86% scored ≥ Level 2

Y. Liu

CSCI 4110 Operating System

Research paper - CSCI 4110_Liu_Fall 14_ISLOs 1

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 3

TARGET 4 NOT MET 69% scored ≥ Level 3

Academic Engagement and Achievement

2. The students will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the programís student outcomes and to the discipline.

Fall 2014

M. Mustafa

CSCI 1130 Computer and its Application

Assignment 6 - CSCI 1130_Mustafa_F14 &_Sp15_ISLOs 2 & 4

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 3

TARGET 1 MET 79% scored ≥ Level 3

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: TARGETS 1 - 3: Will continue the practices that allowed this target to be met.

Q. Chen

CSCI 1610 Programming in Java

HW - CSCI 1610_Chen_Fall 2014_ISLOs 2

TARGET 2 MET 78% scored ≥ Level 3

Spring 2015

CSCI 3000 Data Structure and Algorithm

Assignment - CSCI 3000_Chen_Spring 2015_ISLO 5

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 2

TARGET 3 MET 86% scored ≥ Level 2

Academic Engagement and Achievement

3. The students will demonstrate an ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.

Fall 2014

M. Mustafa

CSCI 1130 Computer and its Application

Assignment 6 - CSCI 1130_Mustafa_F14 &_Sp15_ISLOs 2 & 4

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 3

TARGET 1 MET 79% scored ≥ Level 3

OVERALL: TARGET PARTIALLY MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: To increase the number of students that will complete the homework.

Q. Chen

CSCI 1610 Programming in Java

HW - CSCI 1610_Chen_Fall 2014_ISLOs 2

TARGET 2 MET 78% scored ≥ Level 3

Spring 2015

CSCI 3000 Data Structure and Algorithm

Assignment - CSCI 3000_Chen_Spring 2015_ISLO 5

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 2

TARGET 3 MET 86% scored ≥ Level 2

Y. Liu

CSCI 4110 Operating System

Research paper - CSCI 4110_Liu_Fall 14_ISLOs 1

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 3

TARGET 4 NOT MET 69% scored ≥ Level 3

Academic Engagement and Achievement

4. The students will demonstrate an ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.

Fall 2014

M. Mustafa

CSCI 1130 Computer and its Application

Assignment 6 - CSCI 1130_Mustafa_F14 &_Sp15_ISLOs 2 & 4

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 3

TARGET 1 MET 79% scored ≥ Level 3

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: TARGETS 1 - 3: The program will continue the practices that allowed this target to be met.

Q. Chen

CSCI 1610 Programming in Java

HW - CSCI 1610_Chen_Fall 2014_ISLOs 2

TARGET 2 MET 78% scored ≥ Level 3

Spring 2015

CSCI 3000 Data Structure and Algorithm

Assignment - CSCI 3000_Chen_Spring 2015_ISLO 5

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 2

TARGET 3 MET 86% scored ≥ Level 2

Academic Engagement and Achievement

5. The students will demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.

Fall 2014

M. Mustafa

CSCI 1130 Computer and its Application

Assignment 6 - CSCI 1130_Mustafa_F14 &_Sp15_ISLOs 2 & 4

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 3

TARGET 1 MET 79% scored ≥ Level 3

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: TARGETS 1 - 3: The program will continue the practices that allowed this target to be met.

Spring 2015

Q. Chen

CSCI 3000 Data Structure and Algorithm

Assignment - CSCI 3000_Chen_Spring 2015_ISLO 5

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 2

TARGET 2 MET 86% scored ≥ Level 2

Academic Engagement and Achievement

6. The students will demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems.

Fall 2014

M. Mustafa

CSCI 1130 Computer and its Application

Assignment 6 - CSCI 1130_Mustafa_F14 &_Sp15_ISLOs 2 & 4

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 3

TARGET 1 MET 79% scored ≥ Level 3

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: TARGETS 1 - 3: The program will continue the practices that allowed this target to be met.

Q. Chen

CSCI 1610 Programming in Java

HW - CSCI 1610_Chen_Fall 2014_ISLOs 2

TARGET 2 MET 78% scored ≥ Level 3

Spring 2015

CSCI 3000 Data Structure and Algorithm

Assignment -† 3000_Chen_Spring 2015_ISLO 5

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 2

TARGET 3 MET 86% scored ≥ Level 2

Academic Engagement and Achievement

7. The students will demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.

Fall 2014

M. Mustafa

CSCI 1130 Computer and its Application

Assignment 6 - CSCI 1130_Mustafa_F14 &_Sp15_ISLOs 2 & 4

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 3

TARGET 1 MET 79% scored ≥ Level 3

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: TARGETS 1 - 3: The program will continue the practices that allowed this target to be met.

Q. Chen

CSCI 1610 Programming in Java

HW - CSCI 1610_Chen_Fall 2014_ISLOs 2

TARGET 2 MET 78% scored ≥ Level 3

Spring 2015

CSCI 3000 Data Structure and Algorithm

Assignment - CSCI 3000_Chen_Spring 2015_ISLO 5

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 2

TARGET 3 MET 86% scored ≥ Level 2

Academic Engagement and Achievement

8. The students will demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.

Fall 2014

M. Mustafa

CSCI 1130 Computer and its Application

Assignment 6 - CSCI 1130_Mustafa_F14 &_Sp15_ISLOs 2 & 4

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 3

TARGET 1 MET 79% scored ≥ Level 3

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: TARGETS 1 - 3: The program will continue the practices that allowed this target to be met.

Q. Chen

CSCI 1610 Programming in Java

HW - CSCI 1610_Chen_Fall 2014_ISLOs 2

TARGET 2 MET 78% scored ≥ Level 3

Spring 2015

CSCI 3000 Data Structure and Algorithm

Assignment - CSCI 3000_Chen_Spring 2015_ISLO 5

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 2

TARGET 3 MET 86% scored ≥ Level 2

Academic Engagement and Achievement

9. The students will demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.

Fall 2014

M. Mustafa

CSCI 1130 Computer and its Application

Assignment 6 - CSCI 1130_Mustafa_F14 &_Sp15_ISLOs 2 & 4

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 3

TARGET 1 MET 79% scored ≥ Level 3

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: TARGETS 1 - 3: The program will continue the practices that allowed this target to be met.

Q. Chen

CSCI 1610 Programming in Java

HW - CSCI 1610_Chen_Fall 2014_ISLOs 2

TARGET 2 MET 78% scored ≥ Level 3

Spring 2015

CSCI 3000 Data Structure and Algorithm

Assignment - CSCI 3000_Chen_Spring 2015_ISLO 5

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 2

TARGET 3 MET 86% scored ≥ Level 2

Academic Engagement and Achievement

10. The students will demonstrate an ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.

Fall 2014

M. Mustafa

CSCI 1130 Computer and its Application

Assignment 6 - CSCI 1130_Mustafa_F14 &_Sp15_ISLOs 2 & 4

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 3

TARGET 1 MET 79% scored ≥ Level 3

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: TARGETS 1 - 3: The program will continue the practices that allowed this target to be met.

Q. Chen

CSCI 1610 Programming in Java

HW - CSCI 1610_Chen_Fall 2014_ISLOs 2

TARGET 2 MET 78% scored ≥ Level 3

Spring 2015

CSCI 3000 Data Structure and Algorithm

Assignment - CSCI 3000_Chen_Spring 2015_ISLO 5

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 2

TARGET 3 MET 86% scored ≥ Level 2

Academic Engagement and Achievement

11. The students will demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Fall 2014

M. Mustafa

CSCI 1130 Computer and its Application

Assignment 6 - CSCI 1130_Mustafa_F14 &_Sp15_ISLOs 2 & 4

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 3

TARGET 1 MET 79% scored ≥ Level 3

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: TARGETS 1 - 3: The program will continue the practices that allowed this target to be met.

Q. Chen

CSCI 1610 Programming in Java

HW - CSCI 1610_Chen_Fall 2014_ISLOs 2

TARGET 2 MET 78% scored ≥ Level 3

Spring 2015

CSCI 3000 Data Structure and Algorithm

Assignment - CSCI 3000_Chen_Spring 2015_ISLO 5

At least 70% of the students will score  ≥ Level 2

TARGET 3 MET 86% scored ≥ Level 2

 

 

 

 

Assessment Results (POs)



SSU Strategic Plan Goal

PO Goal

Enabling Strategies

Measures

Targets

Results and Analysis of Results

Actions in Response to Results

Academic Engagement and Achievement

Increase enrollment

a. Distribute flyers/pamphlets and promote the program in Open Campus Day activities.

b. Write grants to attract students to Engineering Technology programs

i.   Banner data

ii.  Educational grants

i.   Average 120 students over a three-year cycle (Blackboard Analytics Data)

ii.  At least one educational grant

TARGET PARTIALLY MET

Student average will be analyzed during the last year of the cycle, (2015-2016) to see if target was met.

Several grants available to students to attract them to the Engineering Technology Programs:

PSLSAMP

NOYCE

MAGEC-STEM PLUS

OVERALL: TARGET PARTIALLY MET

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: Grants will be continued.

 

Academic Engagement and Achievement

Increase faculty development

Provide travel funds

Provide institutional mini-grants

a. Number of faculty presenting/ attending professional conferences

b. Membership in professional organizations

c.  Number of faculty writing grants

i.      At least 2-presentations

ii.     Member of 2-professional organizations

iii.   At least 2-faculty are involved in writing internal and external grants

TARGET MET

Average Professional presentations is more than 3

 

Members of ASCE, IEEE, ASME, and ASEE

 

6-faculty are involved in writing external grants and more than 6 are involved in writing mini-grants

OVERALL: TARGET MET

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: Target met. Strategies will be continued within the program.

 

 

Academic Engagement and Achievement

Maintain currency according to† industry needs

a. Alumni survey

b. Employer satisfaction survey

i.      Alumni survey results

ii.     Employer survey results

i.      80% Yes to question 4

ii.    80% Above average (score 4 out of 5) to question 3

TARGET MET
Result from alumni survey: 96% Yes to question 4

 

Result from employer survey: 100% Above average to question 3

OVERALL: TARGET MET

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: Target met. Strategies will be continued within the program.