B.S. Computer Science – Information Literacy

Have formal Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) or Student Learning Outcomes (SLOS) been developed?

Yes, “Goals for Student Learning in the Major”

Published where? (website)

Computer Science webpage

Do PLOs include or imply link to Core Competency? (AY 2015-2016: Information Literacy)?

The website is being redesigned. PLO’s don’t explicitly mention information literacy, but #7 indicates “Students will be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.”

Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

CS461 – Software Engineering


See part 1 of the attached. Of course, we have to have technical components, so the written portion is 50% of the assignment.

Type of Student Artifact

Short research paper on current tools and techniques

Rubric or other instrument

Rubrics for Information Literacy and Written Communication

Data (measurement of the competency)

In a review of fifteen (n=15) papers, only three fell below competent. The majority (10 papers) exhibited competency in all areas. A few of the weaker papers showed some difficulties with documentation conventions and locating appropriate sources.

Evaluator Tabular Data

Action Taken in Response to the Data (What will you do in response to the Findings?)

The department will meet to discuss adopting standard formatting in the department.

Date of Last Program Review


Computer Science MOU