ERIC Number: ED429515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-15
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The Need for Undergraduate Computer Science Programs Graduates within the Central Oregon High-Technology Business Community.
Markwood, Richard A.; McKee, Jonathon V.
This report summarizes the methodology and response to a survey used to determine the need for university-level undergraduate computer science education in Central Oregon and how best to address this need. Fifty Central Oregon businesses completed a survey intended to verify the perceived community need for computing graduates. Findings indicated that 22 of the responding businesses intended to hire a total of 95 new employees in computer science during the next two to three years; respondents were most interested in hiring employees trained in network administration and computer systems management; most respondents supported continuing education for their current employees; and 23 businesses were interested in hiring individuals trained in hardware maintenance, a new associate degree program at Central Oregon Community College. The paper concludes that there is sufficient demand to justify development of broad and basic computer science programs. Five computer and information science programs under consideration are noted. These would be located at Eastern Oregon University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon. Appendices include the survey form, tabular and graphic analysis of responses, and additional comments offered by survey respondents.(DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon