For Immediate Release
October 8, 2013
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BROCKPORT, NY–The College at Brockport’s bachelors of science degree program in Computer Information Systems has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with a quality education.
“The College at Brockport and the School of Science and Mathematics value highly the accreditation of this undergraduate program,” says Jose Maliekal, dean of the school. “We are especially proud of the fact that among all State University of New York campuses, and for that matter in the entire State of New York, Brockport is the only institution with an ABET-accredited Computer Information Systems degree program.”
Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that requires programs to undergo comprehensive, periodic evaluations. The evaluations, conducted by teams of volunteer professionals working in industry, government, academe, and private practice within the ABET disciplines, focus on program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support, and other important areas.
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 helps students and their parents choose quality college programs, enables employers and graduate schools to recruit graduates they know are well-prepared, and assists registration, licensure, and certification boards in screening applicants.
ABET is a not-for-profit organization, owned and operated by its more than 30 professional and technical member societies. An internationally respected organization with some 2,000 volunteers, ABET has set the higher-educational standards in its fields for nearly 80 years. More information about ABET, its member societies, and the evaluation criteria used to accredit programs can be found at www.abet.org.
For more information about The College at Brockport, State University of New York’s B.S. degree program in Computer Information Systems, visit its website.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
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