Mission and Outcomes Statements

Mission

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Mission Statement
Consistent with the mission of the College, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science provides programs that:

  1. Foster knowledge of a rich and diverse set of ideas in mathematics and computer sciences (quantitative science)
  2. Develop intellectual curiosity and a commitment to lifelong learning
  3. Develop problem solving skills:  creative imagination, logical reasoning, critical evaluation, mathematical modeling and common sense
  4. Develop effective communication skills
  5. Develop an appreciation of interrelations of computer science and mathematics
  6. Stimulate an aesthetic appreciation of the discipline
  7. Generate modes of analytical thinking that can be extended to all areas of human thought and exploration.

Computer Science Major Mission Statement 
In addition to the goals laid out in the Department  Mission Statement, the Computer Science major provides a program that:
  1. Develops the ability to translate abstract problem solutions into efficient and well-documented computer code
  2. Provides exposure to and working knowledge in a variety of sub-disciplines in the field
  3. Develops discipline specific communication skills.
  4. Develops basic analytical programming skills for the analysis of program development and program efficiency
  5. Develop an understanding of the hardware components of a computer system.
 
Computer Information Systems Major Mission Statement 
In addition to the goals laid out in the Department Mission Statement, the Computer Information System major provides a program that:
  1. Develops the ability to translate abstract problem solutions into efficient and well-documented computer code.
  2. Provides exposure to and working knowledge in a variety of sub-disciplines in the field.
  3. Develops discipline specific communication skills.
  4. Develops leadership and collaboration skills to work effectively in diverse teams.
  5. Develops the skills to identify and design opportunities for IT-enabled organizational improvement.

Mathematics Major Mission Statement
In addition to the goals laid out in the Department  Mission Statement, the Mathematics major provides a program that:
  1. Achieves mastery of a rich and diverse set of mathematical ideas from calculus, analysis, discrete mathematics, abstract algebra, statistics, and computing
  2. Develops problem-solving strategies
  3. Applies mathematics to a broad spectrum of problems
  4. Develops the skills to read, write, and speak effectively in mathematics
  5. Achieves an understanding of the nature of proof
  6. Develops the ability to visualize, represent and manipulate abstract ideas
  7. Participates in discipline-related activities outside of the classroom.



Outcomes

Computer Science Major Outcome Statement(s)  

  1. Learn the techniques and skills of computer programming, testing, debugging, analysis and architecture
  2. Develop a working knowledge of and problem solving strategies in a variety of sub-disciplines in the field
  3. Be able to read, write and speak effectively to a wide variety of audiences about technical ideas
  4. Develop the ability to visualize, represent and manipulate abstract ideas
  5. Participate in discipline-related activities outside of the classroom.

Computer Information Systems Major Outcome Statement(s) 
  1. Develop the skills to identify and design opportunities for IT-enabled organizational improvement, such as designing and comparing high-level solution and sourcing options
  2. Develop the skills to design, implement and manage information systems solutions
  3. Be able to read, write and speak effectively to a wide variety of audiences about technical ideas
  4. Manage ongoing information technology operations
  5. Understand general business organizations and models; for example, organizational theory, business strategy, and business intelligence.
     
Mathematics Major Outcome Statement(s)
  1. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of pre-calculus topics
  2. Be able to set up calculus-level word problems
  3. Be able to apply formulas for differentiation and integration
  4. Develop skills for independent learning
  5. Demonstrate and apply mathematical "common sense"
  6. Learn to use and appropriately apply technology
  7. Develop abilities to discuss mathematics
  8. Acquire an appreciation for the role of mathematics in the history of learning.
  9. Develop research and writing skills
  10. Develop proof skills
  11. Visualize, represent and manipulate abstract ideas
  12. Demonstrate ability to apply mathematics to a broad spectrum of problems
  13. Participate in discipline-related activities that are part of the mathematical community outside the classroom.