September 10, 2010
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Computer programs earn reaccreditation
Two programs at Metropolitan State College of Denver have recently received reaccreditation from ABET, Inc., formerly known as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
The Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree program in the School of Business and the Computer Science degree program in the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences in the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences (LAS) have received reaccreditation from the specialized and internationally respected organization.
“ABET accreditation lets prospective students and parents know about the high quality of our program in terms of faculty, curriculum and resources,” says CIS Professor and Chair Abel Moreno of the voluntary, peer-review process that requires programs to undergo comprehensive, periodic evaluations.
The evaluations, conducted by teams of volunteer professionals working in industry, government, academia, and private practice within the ABET disciplines, focus on program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support and other important areas.
LAS Dean Joan Foster says the “outside industry perspective gives us guidance so we have the best possible program” for our students.
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.
Read a September 2007 This Week @Metro story to learn about how the CIS team earned its first accreditation from ABET.