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University Mission


The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share its way of proceeding. The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share its life.

College of Arts and Sciences Mission


As a liberal arts college within a Catholic and Jesuit University, The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Scranton offers a wide range of academic programs based upon an understanding of transformational education as a means to academic excellence, personal and spiritual fulfillment, and thoughtful service to the human community. The College is a community of learners dedicated to providing a liberal arts education for all of the University's students, to the pursuit of wisdom and the dissemination of knowledge, and to addressing the critical problems of the world.


Enrollment Data


Computer Science Enrollment Data

YearCS EnrollmentCS Graduates
'13-'14434
'14-'15399
'15-'16448
'16-'17597
'17-'186110

Information Technology Enrollment Data

YearIT EnrollmentIT Graduates
'13-'1400
'14-'1500
'15-'1620
'16-'1780
'17-'18161


ASSESSMENT PLANS




BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

The B.S. in Computer Science program contributes to the University's goals by fostering academic excellence in computer science with emphasis on software engineering and theoretical foundations. The program prepares students for further professional development including graduate study.

Program Educational Objectives

The Computer Science Program enables its graduates to:

  1. Apply theories and principles of computer science throughout their professional careers.
  2. Function as software developers in a variety of application domains.
  3. Continue growth as a computing professional.
  4. Act with professionalism when addressing social and ethical issues.
  5. Work in collaborative (team) environments.
  6. Communicate effectively.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Assessment

Direct assessment of student learning outcomes is primarily embedded into particular courses. The table below shows the mapping of outcomes and courses.

  • CMPS 490 (Plishka): 1, 2, 3
  • CMPS 490 (Advisor): 6
  • Phil 214 (Nordberg): 4
  • CMPS 352 (Bi): 5

Revision of Outcomes and Objectives

Faculty, student and alumni input is used to update the PEOs and SLOs. Student input is gathered in the form of senior exit surveys. Alumni feedback is collected in the form of an alumni survey.

Timeline

Assessment is conducted on a 6 year cycle as shown below:

  • Year 1: Course based assessment/recommendations for improvement
  • Year 2: Implement recommendations
  • Year 3: Course based assessment/recommendations for improvement
  • Year 4: Implement recommendations
  • Year 5: Course based assessment/recommendations for improvement
  • Year 6: Implement recommendations, analyze alumni survey/senior exit surveys, update PEOs/SLOs

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The B.S. in Information Technology program advances the University's goals by transforming students into continuously improving professionals who are prepared to make technical contributions in the service of society, their industry and communities.

Program Educational Objectives

The Information Technology program enables its graduates to:

  1. Function as Information Technology practitioners in a wide range of contexts.
  2. Assist organizations through the application of current and emerging technologies.
  3. Continue growth as computing professionals.
  4. Act with professionalism when addressing social and ethical issues.
  5. Work in collaborative (team) environments.
  6. Communicate effectively.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
  6. Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.

Assessment

Direct assessment of student learning outcomes is primarily embedded into particular courses. The table below shows the mapping of outcomes and courses.

  • IT 490 (Plishka): 1, 2, 3
  • IT 490 (Advisor): 6
  • IT 214 (Nordberg): 4
  • IT 352 (Bi): 5

Revision of Outcomes and Objectives

Faculty, student and alumni input is used to update the PEOs and SLOs. Student input is gathered in the form of senior exit surveys. Alumni feedback is collected in the form of an alumni survey.

Timeline

Assessment is conducted on a 6 year cycle as shown below:

  • Year 1: Course based assessment/recommendations for improvement
  • Year 2: Implement recommendations
  • Year 3: Course based assessment/recommendations for improvement
  • Year 4: Implement recommendations
  • Year 5: Course based assessment/recommendations for improvement
  • Year 6: Implement recommendations, analyze alumni survey/senior exit surveys, update PEOs/SLOs

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Program Assessment

The University of Scranton is a Catholic and Jesuit university animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share its way of proceeding. The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share its life.



As a liberal arts college within a Catholic and Jesuit University, The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Scranton offers a wide range of academic programs based upon an understanding of transformational education as a means to academic excellence, personal and spiritual fulfillment, and thoughtful service to the human community. The College is a community of learners dedicated to providing a liberal arts education for all of the University's students, to the pursuit of wisdom and the dissemination of knowledge, and to addressing the critical problems of the world.



Enrollment Data

YearEnrollmentGraduates
'13-'14434
'14-'15399
'15-'16448
'16-'17597
'17-'186110

ASSESSMENT PLAN


B.S. in Computer Science

The B.S. in Computer Science program contributes to the University's goals by fostering academic excellence in computer science with emphasis on software engineering and theoretical foundations. The program prepares students for further professional development including graduate study.

Program Educational Objectives

The Computer Science Program enables its graduates to:
  1. Apply theories and principles of computer science throughout their professional careers.
  2. Function as software developers in a variety of application domains.
  3. Continue growth as a computing professional.
  4. Act with professionalism when addressing social and ethical issues.
  5. Work in collaborative (team) environments.
  6. Communicate effectively.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:
  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

Assessment

Direct assessment of student learning outcomes is primarily embedded into particular courses. The table below shows the mapping of outcomes and courses.
  • CMPS 490 (Plishka): 1, 2, 3
  • CMPS 490 (Advisor): 6
  • Phil 214 (Nordberg): 4
  • CMPS 352 (Bi): 5

Revision of Outcomes and Objectives

Faculty, student and alumni input is used to update the PEOs and SLOs. Student input is gathered in the form of senior exit surveys. Alumni feedback is collected in the form of an alumni survey.

Timeline

Assessment is conducted on a 6 year cycle as shown below:
  • Year 1: Course based assessment/recommendations for improvement
  • Year 2: Implement recommendations
  • Year 3: Course based assessment/recommendations for improvement
  • Year 4: Implement recommendations
  • Year 5: Course based assessment/recommendations for improvement
  • Year 6: Implement recommendations, analyze alumni survey/senior exit surveys, update PEOs/SLOs


Enrollment Data

YearEnrollmentGraduates
'13-'1400
'14-'1500
'15-'1620
'16-'1780
'17-'18161

ASSESSMENT PLAN


B.S. in Information Technology

The B.S. in Information Technology program advances the University's goals by transforming students into continuously improving professionals who are prepared to make technical contributions in the service of society, their industry and communities.

Program Educational Objectives

The Information Technology program enables its graduates to:
  1. Function as Information Technology practitioners in a wide range of contexts.
  2. Assist organizations through the application of current and emerging technologies.
  3. Continue growth as computing professionals.
  4. Act with professionalism when addressing social and ethical issues.
  5. Work in collaborative (team) environments.
  6. Communicate effectively.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:
  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
  6. Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.

Assessment

Direct assessment of student learning outcomes is primarily embedded into particular courses. The table below shows the mapping of outcomes and courses.
  • IT 490 (Plishka): 1, 2, 3
  • IT 490 (Advisor): 6
  • IT 214 (Nordberg): 4
  • IT 352 (Bi): 5

Revision of Outcomes and Objectives

Faculty, student and alumni input is used to update the PEOs and SLOs. Student input is gathered in the form of senior exit surveys. Alumni feedback is collected in the form of an alumni survey.

Timeline

Assessment is conducted on a 6 year cycle as shown below:
  • Year 1: Course based assessment/recommendations for improvement
  • Year 2: Implement recommendations
  • Year 3: Course based assessment/recommendations for improvement
  • Year 4: Implement recommendations
  • Year 5: Course based assessment/recommendations for improvement
  • Year 6: Implement recommendations, analyze alumni survey/senior exit surveys, update PEOs/SLOs