Computer Information System Program

  • PSLO
  • Data Sheet
  • Program Review
  • Assessment Report

Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
(AY 2019-2020)

Program Student Learning Outcomes(PSLOs)

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of technical concepts and ethical issues pertaining to information systems;
  2. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the management and strategic use of information systems and technology;
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of different software applications significant to manipulating and analyzing information as well as generating and presenting reports in the various functional areas of business;
  4. Demonstrate solid foundation skills in database design and management, web engineering, programming, and networking; and
  5. Demonstrate the ability to adapt to latest technologies using their foundation knowledge and skills from CIS

Prior PSLO Assessment Report Summary

During the previous assessment cycle of 2018 to 2019 CIS_PSLO_3, and CIS_PSLO_5 were assessed.

The following proposed improvements were met:

PSLO_3_CA105

  • Help student to improve critical thinking skills by providing more opportunities of learning by doing case project scenarios in their Learning Management System(LMS) account and work on them anytime and anywhere.
  • Monitor student engagement using either MindTap or Schoology Platform and create different groups according to their level of knowledge.
  • Modify the course outline to change the logical sequence of course student learning outcomes and focus on acquiring skills in analyzing data.

PSLO_3_IS230

  • Ensure continual upgrade of learning resources (i.e. hands-on activities, books, software, and hardware) to match globally acceptable standard.

PSLO_5_IS245

  • Change some course activities to match the course revision request especially in relation to principles and elements of design.
  • Follow-up with Curriculum Committee the change of course title and content from Desktop Publishing to Digital Image Design as it is more appropriate on this course.

Follow up:

The Business Division is currently working on a proposal for professional and/or career certification programs that will require larger laboratory space for classrooms to cater for Information Technology (IT) related hands-on activities such as Cisco Networking, Server Management, Desktop Support, etc...

The following proposed improvements were not met:

PSLO_3_IS230

  • Review course delivery to match it to partner institutions (i.e. UoG and UH) to ease the process of credit transfer and/or recognition.

Reasons for not meeting proposed improvements:

The main reason for not meeting proposed improvements as stated in the above section is because the COVID-19 pandemic measures which pre-empted the bench marking sessions that ought to have been coordinated with partner institutions (i.e. UOG and UH).

As for the professional and/or career certification programs, a proposal was prepared and submitted to the program IC for consideration and feedback.

PSLO Assessment Report Summary

For the assessment cycle of 2019 to 2020 CIS_PSLO_1, CIS_PSLO_2, and CIS_PSLO_4 were assessed for the fall semester of 2019 only. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic which resulted to the shortening of the semester, a thorough yearly program assessment was not able to be completed. Consequently, the current PSLO assessment report will only reflect data collected for the fall 2020 semester for CIS_PSLO_1, CIS_PSLO_2, and CIS_PSLO_4.

What we looked at:

The CIS program targeted at least sixty percent (60%) of students should meet at least a BENCHMARK level of performance based on grading rubric (See Table A1) as measured by individual hands-on project.

The assessment of CIS_PSLO_1 used IS201 Computer Information Systems, embedded assessment strategies to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of technical concepts and ethical issues pertaining to Information Systems (See Table A2).

The assessment of CIS_PSLO_2 used IS260 Business Information Systems embedded assessment strategies to demonstrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the management and strategic use of Information Systems and technology (See Table A2).

The assessment of CIS_PSLO_4 used IS280 Introduction to Networking, IS240 Webpage Design and IS220 Computer Programming, embedded assessment strategies to demonstrate solid foundation skills in database design and management, web engineering, programming, and networking (See Table A2).

Table A1

Hands-on Activity/Project Rubric

CRITERIA Capstone (4) Milestones (3-2) Benchmark (1) Below Benchmark (0)
Initiative Completes required work, generates and pursues opportunities to expand knowledge, skills, and abilities Completes required work, identifies and pursues opportunities to expand knowledge, skills, and abilities Completes required work and identifies opportunities to expand knowledge, skills, and abilities In-completes required work
Transfer Makes explicit references to previous learning and applies in an innovative (new and creative) way that knowledge and those skills to demonstrate comprehension and performance in novel situations. Makes references to previous learning and attempts to apply that knowledge and those skills to demonstrate comprehension and performance in novel situations Makes vague references to previous learning but does not apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate comprehension and performance in novel situation No references to previous learning and does not apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate comprehension and performance in novel situation

Table A2

ASSESSED CIS PSLO NUMBER MAPPED COURSES CSLO NUMBER
CIS_PSLO_1 IS 201 IS201_CSLO_6
CIS_PSLO_2 IS 260 IS260_CSLO_3
CIS_PSLO_4 IS 280 IS280_CSLO_6
IS220_CSLO_2
IS240_CSLO_5

What we found:

CIS_PSLO_1:

  • In the assessment of this PSLO for IS201, it was found that a total of 21 students were assessed during Fall of 2019; out of these only 81% (i.e. 17 students) completed this CSLO successfully. Amongst these, 38% (i.e. 8 students) were female and 43% (i.e. 9 students) were male. The assessment results indicate an excess of 21% above the set benchmark target (i.e. At least sixty percent (60%) of students should meet at least a BENCHMARK level of performance based on grading rubric).

CIS_PSLO_2:

  • In the assessment of this PSLO for IS260, it was found that a total of 11 students were assessed during Fall of 2019; out of these only 82% (i.e. 9 students) completed this CSLO successfully. Amongst these, 27% (i.e. 3 students) were female and 55% (i.e. 6 students) were male. The assessment results indicate an excess of 22% above the set benchmark target (i.e. At least sixty percent (60%) of students should meet at least a BENCHMARK level of performance based on grading rubric).

CIS_PSLO_4:

  • In the assessment of this PSLO for IS280, it was found that a total of 12 students were assessed during Fall of 2019; out of these 100% (i.e. 12 students) completed this CSLO successfully. Amongst these, 50% (i.e. 6 students) were female and 50% (i.e. 6 students) were male. The assessment results indicate an excess of 40% above the set benchmark target (i.e. At least sixty percent (60%) of students should meet at least a BENCHMARK level of performance based on grading rubric).
  • In the assessment of this PSLO for IS220, it was found that a total of 9 students were assessed during Fall of 2019; out of these 56% (i.e. 5 students) completed this CSLO successfully. Amongst these, 11% (i.e. 1 student) were female and 45% (i.e. 4 students) were male. The assessment results indicate a deficiency of -4% below the set benchmark target (i.e. At least sixty percent (60%) of students should meet at least a BENCHMARK level of performance based on grading rubric).
  • In the assessment of this PSLO for IS240, it was found that a total of 5 students were assessed during Fall of 2019; out of these 100% (i.e. 5 students) completed this CSLO successfully. Amongst these, 80% (i.e. 4 students) were female and 20% (i.e. 1 student) were male. The assessment results indicate an excess of 40% above the set benchmark target (i.e. At least sixty percent (60%) of students should meet at least a BENCHMARK level of performance based on grading rubric).

What we are planning to work on:

PSLO_1_IS201
  • Help student to improve critical thinking skills by providing more opportunities of learning by doing case project scenarios in their Learning Management System(LMS) account and work on them anytime and anywhere.
  • Monitor student engagement using either MindTap or Schoology Platform and create different groups according to their level of knowledge.
PSLO_2_IS220
  • Improvement Plan Improve pre-case studies hands-on activities that will expose more students to concept that will increase his/her chance of succeeding in a given case project.
PSLO_4_IS280
  • Ensure continual upgrade of learning resources (i.e. hands-on activities, books, software, and hardware) to match globally acceptable standards.
  • Review course delivery to match it to partner institutions (i.e. UoG and UH) to ease the process of credit transfer and/or recognition.

Recommendations for students:

  • Develop a habit of logical thinking since there are many topics in Information Systems or computing for that matter that requires a systematic way of approaching and solving problems.
  • Acquire your own computer to be used to access course resources and work on hands-on projects even outside the classroom to increase proficiency in soft skills.
  • Make a good planning of registered course to accommodate the series of rigorous hands-on activities as expected in the field of ICT
  • Make every effort to attend class regularly and on time.

Unit Assessment Report

Report Period: 2013-2014

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