ERIC Number: ED242308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Computer Science Degree Programs in Virginia. A Report to the Council of Higher Education and Virginia's State-Supported Institutions of Higher Education.
Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
This report presents the results of a review of all significant instructional efforts in the computer science discipline in Virginia institutions of higher education, with emphasis on those whose instructional activities constitute complete degree programs. The report is based largely on information provided by the institutions in self-studies. A brief overview discusses the computer science discipline and its current and future importance to the Commonwealth. Program offerings as of Fall 1982 are then described for each of the three major fields of the discipline: computer science, management information systems, and data processing. Conclusions and recommendations are presented that relate to both specific programs and the system-wide activity in each field, as well as general conclusions and recommendations concerning the entire computer science discipline. Appendices contain a summary of comments by employer representatives, Computer Science Program Requirements of ACM/IEEE Task Force on Computer Science, curricula of the data processing programs, a chart showing the design of the Virginia Community College Network (VCCN), a description of VCCN academic and administrative support services, charts of the current status of VCCN equipment installation and VCCN systems management design, and several institutional responses to the report. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
Note: Prepared by the Task Force on Computer Science.