2011 Demonstration of Program Outcomes
MS in Information Technology - General Specialization

Source: Aggregated outcome assessment results from 2011 capstone courses.


Evaluate the ethical and legal impact of information technology on society.

1% Non-Performance: Does not describe the ethical and legal impact of information technology on society.

21% Basic: Describes the ethical and legal impact of information technology on society.

31% Proficient: Evaluates the ethical and legal impact of information technology on society.

47% Distinguished: Evaluates the ethical and legal impact of information technology on society and supports the evaluation with industry regulations and standards.

Demonstrate technical competence in a chosen area of study.

2% Non-Performance: Demonstrates little to no technical competence in the chosen area of study.

4% Basic: Demonstrates a lack of technical competence in the chosen area of study; for example, the technology is inaccurate due to lack of understanding and is inappropriate for the solution.

40% Proficient: Demonstrates technical competence in the chosen area of study; for example, the technology is accurate and is appropriate for the solution.

53% Distinguished: Demonstrates superior technical competence in the chosen area of study and proposes areas of study or research needed to expand the technology.

Use strategic information technology planning to demonstrate business acumen.

3% Non-Performance: Does not identify how the technology aligns with organizational goals and objectives.

15% Basic: Identifies how the technology aligns with organizational goals and objectives.

36% Proficient: Analyzes how the technology aligns with organizational goals and objectives.

47% Distinguished: Analyzes the technology’s impact on the organizational and describes improvements as a result of implementing the technology.

Integrate information technology solutions to support the organization.

6% Non-Performance: Does not apply information technology solutions to support the organization.

17% Basic: Applies information technology solutions to support the organization.

31% Proficient: Integrates information technology solutions to support the organization.

47% Distinguished: Integrates information technology solutions to support the organization and describes the process for integration and the impact of the integration on different organizational groups.

Develop proficiency in managing people and technology.

1% Non-Performance: Does not demonstrate proficiency in managing people and technology resources.

13% Basic: Demonstrates some proficiency in managing people and technology resources.

40% Proficient: Demonstrates proficiency in managing people and technology resources.

46% Distinguished: Demonstrates excellence in managing people and technology resources through creative solutions for resolving resource-related problems.

Communicate effectively within the discipline.

0% Non-Performance: Does not demonstrate professional written communication skills; ideas are not supported with evidence or proper citations and references; the formatting is disorganized; and the language, grammar, mechanics, and paragraph development obstruct clarity and meaning.

20% Basic: Inconsistently demonstrates professional written communication skills; ideas are occasionally supported with evidence and proper citations and references; the formatting is somewhat organized; and the language, grammar, mechanics, and paragraph development detract from clarity and meaning.

58% Proficient: Demonstrates professional written communication skills; ideas are generally supported with evidence and proper citations and references; the formatting is generally organized; and the language, grammar, mechanics, and paragraph development do not negatively affect the writing.

22% Distinguished: Demonstrates excellent, professional written communication skills; ideas are consistently supported with evidence and proper citations and references; the formatting is well-organized; and the language, grammar, mechanics, and paragraph development enhance clarity and meaning.