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Information Systems (M.S.)

Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.

Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills
  1. Plan & manage IT infrastructures, application portfolios, and data resources.
  2. Develop & manage IT policies (including security, ethical, & quality assurance).
  3. Demonstrate significant knowledge of the operation & role of information technology (IT) in organizations

Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed by papers, projects and exam questions in in core MS in IS courses.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to demonstrate effective communication skills by:

  1. Researching, organizing& communicating information effectively as a member of a team
  2. Employing the conventions of standard written English.

Communication skills are assessed by papers, presentations and projects in core MS in IS courses.

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Synthesize interdisciplinary knowledge to make information systems acquisition, integration, and development decisions.

Critical thinking skills are assessed by papers, projects and exam questions in in core MS in IS courses.

Updated September 2012