In this paper, we describe a comprehensive computer science curriculum assessment and improvement process that has been implemented at Northwest Missouri State University.
INTRODUCTION There has been much recent interest in helping students to develop skills needed in the workplace . One of the effects of this on the computer science curriculum has been the development of activities devoted to improving the communication skills of graduates [3,6,7,8, 12]. The Computer Science Accreditation Board has supported the… (More)
During the past few years the number of courses offered online has greatly increased as technology has made delivery of such courses feasible. This paper discusses the experiences of the authors in teaching online courses for upper-division computer science students and reports results of a study comparing success of students in online courses to students… (More)
An increasing number of students in computer science are requesting advanced study and active learning experiences in computer networking. Employers need graduates who not only understand the fundamentals of networking but those who can quickly be involved in network administration. Meeting these demands in the curriculum suggests that new and well-planned… (More)
Panelists will describe their schools' approaches to outcomes assessment for computer science students. Both successful and failed approaches will be discussed. Approaches to assessment start with the identification of program goals and selection of appropriate measures. Measurable results include student performance on standardized and locally developed… (More)
In previous papers, the authors reported results of smaller-scale studies. The purpose of this study is to combine and expand those individual smaller scaled studies, to determine if significant differences exist between student performance in online and traditional classroom environments. The study includes more than 1300 observations spread across seven… (More)