Graduate Academic Learning Compacts

Year: 2007-2008
College: Computing, Engrg, and Const
Department: Computing
Major: Computing & Info Sciences
Concentration:  

Mission Statement:

The goal of the Graduate Program in Computer and Information Sciences is to support the vision of the School of Computing to provide a nationally and internationally recognized center of learning in computing, focusing on application of state-of-the-art computer technology, and supporting regional aspirations to excel in computer-related enterprise. The objective of the program is to provide graduate degree programs which have an educational atmosphere both intellectual and practical, extending the frontiers of knowledge to the betterment of humankind.
Student Learning Outcomes:

    
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Demonstrate discipline specific content knowledge, by extending their knowledge and skills in one or more of computer science, software engineering, and information systems.



    
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Demonstrate critical thinking skills, by conducting independent research designed to extend the body of knowledge encompassing computing.



    
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Demonstrate oral and written communication skills, by publishing and presenting the results of their research.


Curriculum Map:

Assessment Approaches:

A culmination experience in the form of a Masters thesis or Masters project is required of each student to assess how well they have accomplished the program objectives. For a Masters project, the student must 1) propose a project for the approval of the SoC Graduate Committee - specify the project time-line - specify the resources required - specify the deliverable 2) work under the direction of a SoC Graduate Faculty member to achieve the project specified 3) upon completion present the project outcomes to the SoC Graduate Faculty 4) prepare a write-up of the project which conforms to commonly accepted standards for technical writing and is formatted in accord with published specifications 5) present the project write-up for inclusion in the UNF library archive For a Masters thesis, the student must 1) develop a prospectus for a thesis research topic in a computing area under the guidance of a thesis advisor selected from the SoC Graduate Faculty 2) present the prospectus for the approval of a Thesis Committee of SoC Graduate Faculty appointed to work with the student 3) defend the results of the thesis research before the SoC Graduate Faculty 4) prepare a write-up of the thesis which conforms to commonly accepted standards for technical writing and is formatted in accord with published specifications 5) present the thesis write-up for inclusion in the UNF library archive.