Mission and Educational Objectives

Mission of the Department

The purpose of the Department of Computer Science is to address existing and emerging student and community needs in information technology and computer science through high-quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs, research in collaboration with industry and government, and service to the College, professional societies, and the community.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that supports collaborative research and development with both faculty and students; encourages innovative thinking and scholarship; values diversity and respect for individuals; and fosters ethical behavior and life-long learning.

Relation between Departmental Mission and the Hood College Mission (Fall, 2015)

  Hood College Mission - Hood College prepares students to excel in meeting the personal, professional and global challenges of the future. Hood is committed to:
Departmental mission - The department is committed to creating an environment that: The integration of the liberal arts, the professions and technology The exploration of values A sense of community The preparation of students for lives of responsibility, leadership and service
Supports collaborative research and development with both faculty and students  
Encourages innovative thinking and scholarship    
Values diversity and respect for individuals  
Fosters ethical behavior and life-long learning  

 

Program Educational Objectives

The graduates of the computer science program will, within a few years after graduation, apply their knowledge and skills to:

  • Establish themselves as practicing technology professionals or pursue advanced study in computer science, information technology, or related areas.
  • Solve applied, real-world problems, individually and in teams, and communicate solutions effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Advance professionally through organized training or self-learning in areas related to computer science and information technology.
  • Act ethically and responsibly, and remain informed and involved as full participants in our profession and our society.

Program Educational Objectives are reviewed annually by the program faculty and the Computer Science Advisory Board.

Relation between Program Educational Objectives and the Hood College Mission (Fall, 2015)

  Hood College Mission - Hood College prepares students to excel in meeting the personal, professional and global challenges of the future. Hood is committed to:
Program Educational Objectives: The graduates of the computer science program will, within a few years after graduation, apply their knowledge and skills to: The integration of the liberal arts, the professions and technology The exploration of values A sense of community The preparation of students for lives of responsibility, leadership and service
Establish themselves as practicing technology professionals ...

   

Solve applied, real-world problems, individually and in teams ...

 

 
Advance professionally through organized t ...  

Act ethically and responsibly, and remain ...  

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