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The Mission

College Mission Statement

Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.

School Mission Statement

The School of Computer Science and Mathematics prepares its students to live and work in a technology driven, rapidly changing world. The School provides broad-based mathematical and technological education within the context of a solid liberal arts foundation. Students receive in-depth instruction in the theoretical underpinnings of their chosen fields, which they can apply through a wide variety of practical experiences. In each of the School’s undergraduate majors provides students with professional preparation for entry into fields of work associated with the major. Concurrently, students’ learning prepares them for advanced study in career-oriented graduate programs.

Goals & Objectives

The School of Computer Science and Mathematics is committed to providing its students with a broad range of educational opportunities both on and off the Marist College campus, including internships in the surrounding business community that provide many students with experience in their chosen fields. The School is dedicated to serving its students, the professions of mathematics and computing, and the community of which it is a part.

Computing Technology Goals

1. Prepare students for employment in a technology field or for graduate study in a technology field.

2. Provide students with both theoretical knowledge and skills-based proficiency in the five core technology competencies:

2.1 programming,

2.2 hardware,

2.3 data communications,

2.4 data management, and

2.5 systems/software analysis and design.

3. Provide students with fundamental knowledge of business administration and management so that graduates will be able to work effectively within businesses and organizations.

4. Develop interpersonal skills for working effectively on teams.

5. Educate students about the behavioral, social, and ethical aspects of technology.

Student Outcomes

Goal 1 Outcomes

1.1 At the time of their graduation, 100% of those students who seek employment in a technology related job will be employed in that field.

1.2 At the time of graduation, students who seek admission to graduate school will be admitted to at least one graduate program.

Goal 2 Outcomes

2.1 Programming

2.1.1 At least 80% of courses in the CS major will require programming.

2.1.2 At least 35% of courses in the ITS major will require programming.

2.1.3 At graduation, 100% of CS students will demonstrate programming skills as illustrated by the grades received in the Capping Project.

2.2 Hardware

2.2.1 Each major will include one hardware architecture course appropriate to the major.

2.2.2 Students in each major will complete the appropriate hardware architecture course with a final exam grade of at least C.

2.3 Data communications

2.3.1 Students will be required to complete at least one theoretical course in Data Communications and one practical/applied course in Data Communications.

2.3.2 At graduation, 100% of students will have demonstrated competency in the design and development of networks by earning a score of 80 or better on a networking practicum.

2.4 Database management

2.4.1 Students will be required to complete at least one course in Database Management.

2.4.2 Students will design and implement a relational database achieving a rating of 5 or better on a scale of 1 to 7.

2.5 System/software analysis and design

2.5.1 At least 20% of courses required for CS majors will include material and experience with the analysis and design of software systems.

2.5.2 At least 50% of courses required for ITS majors will include material and experience with the analysis and design of information systems.

2.5.3 At graduation, 100% of students will be able to complete a software/systems design and development project with a score of 80% or higher on the project evaluation.

Goal 3 Outcomes

3.1 All students will take at least one general business course.

3.2 Students with an IS concentration will also study basic principles in accounting and economics.

3.3 At graduation, 100% of students will have taken courses that provide them with a comprehensive understanding of the need to align organizational goals and objectives with technological advances, in order to provide businesses the strategies and tools necessary for creating and sustaining a competitive advantage in the domestic and/or global environment.

Goal 4 Outcomes

4.1 At least 35% of courses will require projects that are prepared by a team of students.

4.2 At graduation, 100% of students will have been able to contribute effectively to a team project by earning an average score of 4 (out of 5) or better on the peer evaluation.

Goal 5 Outcomes

5.1 All courses that include a team project will include a discussion of appropriate ethical behavior when working with colleagues.

5.2 All courses that involve programming will include a discussion of appropriate ethical behavior when developing software.