Outcomes-based computer science education

Stephen Cooper, Lillian Cassel, Barbara Moskal, Steve Cunningham

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Abstract

As computer science educators, we are being pushed to define (by accreditation agencies, within our institutions, etc.) our courses and programs in terms of measurable outcomes. The Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) is responsible for reviewing and accrediting computer sciences departments across the United States. As part of this review process, computer science departments must specify and measure student learning objectives and outcomes (see criteria at http://www.abet.org/cacl.html). The same is true for institution-wide accreditation (for example, by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education). Also, faculty who are composing proposals for NSF or other funding agencies are expected to provide descriptions of objectives and outcomes and how these are to be measured.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Thirty-Sixth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2005
Pages260-261
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Jun 27 2005
EventProceedings of the Thirty-Sixth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2005 - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Feb 23 2005Feb 27 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Thirty-Sixth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2005

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Thirty-Sixth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2005
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period02/23/0502/27/05

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Keywords

  • Accreditation
  • Assessment
  • Computer Science Education
  • Outcomes

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Cooper, S., Cassel, L., Moskal, B., & Cunningham, S. (2005). Outcomes-based computer science education. In Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2005 (pp. 260-261). (Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, SIGCSE 2005).