Fall 2012 CS Undergraduate Studies Committee Notes

CS Undergraduate Studies Committee - 9/24/2012

Reviewed CS Advisory Board notes from previous term (no direct action items at this time)

CS331 hybrid approach - feedback from alum and industry board, need to be exposed to more programming pardigms. makes sense to make part of data structures class in functional programming. No changes to outcomes, just half the labs in functional (dr racket or clojure). adding more concurrency considerations to CS 331. Multicore and concurrent is our future, but all of the classic data structures assume single core.


Mon, Oct 22, 2012

Review Dec 2011/May 2012 job placement data - 85% of respondants have job or grad school within 6 months. IIT Univ 77%, college of science 88%

Based on input from industry and growing trend in cloud computing - New SPECIALIZATION IN DISTRIBUTED AND CLOUD COMPUTING Four courses are required for the Specialization in Distributed and Cloud Computing:


Monday, December 03

Review feedback from external review of CS dept by provost's office committee. No immediate effect on undergraduate programs.

Coterminals Approved - University approved coterminal degrees, 9 hours from BS degree also counting for MS degree. UG scholarship extended for 1 year. 3.25 or above GPA, 60 hours completed to apply