Accreditation

The BSIT program has been designed to be accredited by ABET (CAC) and it will be evaluated in fall 2015. ABET is the recognized accrediting organization for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. ABET accreditation ensures programs meet standards set by the profession.

The BSIT Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Graduates of the University of Kansas who have earned a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, within a few years following graduation, will have demonstrated technical proficiency, collaborative activities, and professional development.

Technical Proficiency: Graduates will have achieved success and visibility in their chosen careers as shown by technical accomplishments in industry, government, entrepreneurial activities, or academia.

Collaborative Activities: Graduates will have exercised shared responsibilities through activities such as contributions to multi-person or multi-disciplinary technical projects, participation in professional society/organization functions, or performing collaborative research. In all such cases, graduates will have contributed to documentation of the collaborative activities.

Professional Development: Graduates will have demonstrated continual updating to extend their expertise and adapt to a changing environment through graduate studies; short courses, conferences, and seminars; or professional self- study. In addition, graduates will have demonstrated evidence of increasing technical and/or managerial impact.

The BSIT Program Student Outcomes

The program enables students to achieve, by the time of graduation:

(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline 
(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution 
(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs 
(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal 
(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities 
(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 
(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society 
(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development 
(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
(j) An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies. 
(k) An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems. 
(l) An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment. 
(m) An understanding of best practices and standards and their application. 
(n) An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.



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