Three undergraduate programs in the Regis University College for Professional Studies, School of Computer and Information Sciences (SCIS) have received accreditation by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 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 faculty staff and administration are to be commended on this difficult accomplishment,” said Roxanne Gonzales, academic dean for CPS. “The ABET accreditation will enable the SCIS to venture into new markets and alliances with business and industry.”
“This accreditation is a seal of approval in terms of our quality,” said Stamos Karamouzis, dean of SCIS. “It signifies that we are a top quality program.”
SCIS provides focused educational programs to professionals and future practitioners in preparation for leadership roles in information technology. SCIS graduates are consistently recruited in the public and private sectors due to the school’s unique curricula developed through a comprehensive, energetic, and focused commitment to partnerships with business, industry, and government.
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.
Visit the ABET website for more information www.abet.org.