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Objectives and Outcomes

Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are statements that describe the expected accomplishments and professional status of graduates 3-5 years beyond the baccalaureate degree. The School of Information Technology at Illinois State University is dedicated to graduating people who will:

  • Be successfully employed in a computer science related field or accepted into a graduate program.
  • Design and develop creative and effective solutions to practical computing problems.
  • Exhibit teamwork and effective communication skills.
  • Be characterized by effective leadership skills and high standards of ethics.
  • Engage in lifelong learning to adapt to an ever-changing professional environment.

Student Outcomes

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

Progress Tracking

Progress Tracking
Year 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Enrollment on Fall Census Day 290 295 314 338 331 399
Undergraduate Degrees Conferred 27 38 41 57 48 no data