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For Immediate Release
September 3, 2009

For more information, contact
Nicholas Mascari
(585) 395-2754
nmascari@brockport.edu

College's Computer Science Program Re-Accredited

Brockport, NY – The College at Brockport’s bachelor of science program in computer science (advanced computing track) has been re-accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission ABET, Inc., the internationally recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. The advanced computing track has been accredited since 1994.

“The continuing ABET accreditation reaffirms The College at Brockport’s institutional commitment to providing quality academic programs to help our students succeed. It also reflects that same dedication and commitment to student success by the faculty in our Department of Computer Science. It also conveys a standard of excellence with respect to the curriculum and student learning that alumni and prospective employers hold in high regard,” said Anne E. Huot, PhD, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process conducted by teams of volunteer professionals working in industry, government, academe, and private practice affiliated with ABET, Inc. They focus on program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support, and other important areas as part of the program review process.

One of the key elements of ABET accreditation is the requirement that programs continuously improve the quality of education provided. As part of this continuous improvement requirement, programs set specific, measurable goals for their students and graduates, assess their success at reaching those goals, and improve their programs based on the results of their assessment.

In addition to providing colleges and universities a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve their programs, accreditation also provides a benchmark to help students and their parents choose quality college programs, it also aides employers and graduate schools to recruit well-prepared graduates, and it is used by registration, licensure, and certification boards to screen applicants.

“The Department of Computer Science values highly the accreditation of our undergraduate program. It serves well the educational and career goals of motivated and highly talented students at The College at Brockport,” said Kadathur Lakshmanan, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science.

The Department of Computer Science at the College at Brockport is part of the College’s School of Science and Mathematics. It offers undergraduate programs in computer science as well as computer information systems. For more information about the computing programs offered at The College at Brockport, visit www.brockport.edu/cs/.

About ABET, Inc. ( www.abet.org.)
ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology, is a federation of 30 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the US, ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 75 years. ABET currently accredits some 2,800 programs at more than 600 colleges and universities nationwide. ABET is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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