Assessment

1. Description of program and department mission

CIS program description
The CIS program has a long history of being a front-runner in computing education. At Cal Poly Pomona, we were the first CIS business program in the nation. Prior to that, computing programs were often offered by mathematics departments. Ours was the first formal program linking computing and business. We were also one of the first programs in the country to adopt an object-oriented programming methodology. We are distinguished in several areas such as accessibility, information assurance, information forensics and online learning.

CIS mission statement
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department educates students for successful careers as information technology professionals. The CIS program is recognized both regionally and nationally. Faculty have top academic credentials and industry experience and are committed to quality teaching and to working with students on relevant research that strengthens professional IT practice and teaching. In keeping with Cal Poly Pomona’s unique polytechnic approach to education, CIS students learn both theory and current practice in a strong, common core and in specialized courses. Using a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach, students apply cutting-edge technologies and problem-solving approaches to course projects and real-world problems. CIS graduates will be ready to excel in the technology-driven business world.

CIS vision statement
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department provides our students with the education to become Information Technology leaders. The cutting-edge, career-focused CIS programs and learn-by-doing teaching will make our graduates recognized nationally for their outstanding Information Technology expertise, innovative problem-solving ability, and effective interpersonal and communication skills.

2. Department Assessment Committee members

Dr. Drew Hwang (chair)
Dr. Greg Carlton
Dr. Zhongming Ma

3. CIS Program Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes:

PO 1. Students completing the BSBA program with the Computer Information Systems Option will demonstrate knowledge and skills of fundamental CIS principles and deal with business problems and decision making from an integrative perspective.

Corresponding Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

SLO 1a:  CIS students will be able to explain the concepts and basic terminology commonly used in the CIS discipline.

 SLO 1b:  CIS students will be able to identify, analyze and solve business-computing problems using knowledge and skills in the CIS discipline.

PO 2: Students completing the BSBA program with the Computer Information Systems Option will use critical thinking, computing and analytical skills to solve business problems and make business decisions.

Corresponding Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

SLO 2a:  CIS students will be able to identify key business computing issues, and explain the role of CIS in a firm.

SLO 2b: CIS students will be able to solve business-computing problems using appropriate quantitative and qualitative skills.

PO 3: Students completing the BSBA program with the Computer Information Systems Option will demonstrate awareness of the ethical and global aspects and practices of the business computing and decision-making.

Corresponding Student Learning Outcome (SL):

SLO 3a:  CIS students will be able to identify and explain key aspects of ethical issues in business computing and decision-making.

SLO 3b:  CIS students will be able to identify and explain key aspects of global issues in business computing and decision-making.

PO 4: Students completing the BSBA program with the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Option will communicate effectively in a business environment.

Corresponding Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

SLO 4a:  CIS students will be able to effectively communicate orally by delivering a quality multi-media presentation, for a wide variety of audiences, either individually or as part of a group. 

SLO 4b:  CIS students will be able to write clearly and effectively by delivering a quality report or document, for a wide variety of audiences, either individually or as part of a group.

PO 5: Students completing the BSBA program with the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Option will practice professional development in CIS discipline.

Corresponding Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

SLO 5a:  CIS students will be able to develop continuous process of acquiring new knowledge and skills that relate to CIS profession, job responsibilities, or work environment. 

4. Curriculum map

Assessment plan (PDF)

5. Assessment instruments and rubrics

6. Assessment instruments and rubrics

7. Internship