Spring 2014 CS Undergraduate Studies Committee
BS in CS and BS in CIS Assessment Process reviewed and approved
by IIT Assessment office (in preparation for NCA visit in 2016)
Assessment Process suspended to prepare for ABET visit. Assessment Data
is still collected, but review and analysis is delayed until Spring 2015.
Possible funding from CoS to upgrade 108SB Lab SB108_Summer14_Upgrade.xlsx
Update on retention and graduation report from Spring 2012 S14_retention
and graduation.xls more complete picture this time
- Retention - 1st to 2nd year stay in CS around 70% recently, but 1st-2nd
year stay at IIT is over 80% recently. Still need to work on this, but
biggest factor seems to be admissions recruiting the right students.
- Action: Matt is increasing first year in person advising appts from
1 to 2 per term. School target is over 90% 1st-2nd year stay at IIT
- Graduation rate - 6 year rate is what is reported mostly (i.e. US News).
If you just count students who started as first year CS majors and
finished in 6 years with BS in CS, we had a couple first year classes
(F07 & F08) that we only graduated 50-50% in 6 years. But if you included
internal transfers into CS we are over 60%. F09 class looks promising,
already over 75% graduated in 5 years. Target is over 75% graduation in
- Action: Matt is implementing the degreeworks planner so both advisor
and student see the effect of any withdraws or fails of classes.
Course Manager updates - CS425 Boris Glavic, CS458 Kevin Jin
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