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First Learning Objective

Graduates can function effectively in their field after the completion of the degree in Computer Science graduate program.

Assessment Plan:

Students demonstrate knowledge of theory, principles, and methodologies within their area of expertise.

Students demonstrate the strong capability to perform original research. Student writes a solid thesis/dissertation that confirms mastery of the field and demonstrates the solution to research problems.

Students are required to author/coauthor articles for high-quality referred conferences and/or journals.

Implementation:

All graduate coursework is graded.

Students provide oral and written presentations that present their research results during defense exams.

Ph.D students are required to have publications (in either refereed conferences or journals) at time of degree completion.

Master plan-A students are expected to have at least one publication at time of degree completion.

Master plan-B students are required to complete a research project and write a report at time of degree completion.

Assessment Criteria:

>3.0 cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale

Major Professors are surveyed after thesis/dissertation defense exams. Graduate Advisory Committees approve/disapprove the exams.

Ph.D students have at least one publication (in either refereed conferences or journals) at time of degree completion.

Master plan-A students have at least one publication at time of degree completion.

Master plan-B students complete a research project and write a report at time of degree completion.

Outcome Data:

100% students met all criteria

Decisions:

No changes necessary