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CSSE Graduate Programs Committee: Progress Report

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Auburn University CSSE Graduate Programs Committee: Progress Report spring and summer 2017

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CSSE Graduate Programs Committee: Progress Report

  1. 1. Progress Report: from Feb. 6 to Aug. 13, 2017 David Umphress, Jeff Ku, Saad Biaz, Sanjeev Baskiyar, and Xiao Qin Graduate Programs Committee Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Auburn University
  2. 2. 2 What have we achieved? • Admission • Assessment Report • Qualifying Exam Policy • Developing Website • Updating Graduate Programs • Assessing Graduate Programs • Recruitment Trips • Qualifying Exam Testbanks • Graduate Student Training
  3. 3. 3 Fall’17 Admission s Analysis Download Report Here:
  4. 4. 4 Fall’17 Graduate Teaching Assistantship Offers
  5. 5. 5 Assessmen t Reports: Enrollment Download Reports Here: Ph.D. Progra m M.S. Progra m
  6. 6. 6 Program Assessment: Four Objectives
  7. 7. 7 Program Assessment: Curriculum Map
  8. 8. 8 Program Assessment: Outcome-Measure Alignment
  9. 9. 9 Qualifying Exam: Proposal Download Proposal Here:
  10. 10. 10 Qualifying Exam Policy Download the new policy here: Phase I: Exams • Operating Systems • Computer Organization and Architecture • Algorithms Phase II: Courses • COMP7500 Advanced Operating Systems • COMP7300 Advanced Computer Arch • COMP7270 Advanced Algorithms Dismissal • Phase I: Scores < 30 • Phase II: Any Grade < B Waiver • Received the M.S. degree from CSSE • The grades of COMP7270, COMP7300, and COMP7500 >= B
  11. 11. 11 Qualifying Examination Study Guides Download Study Guides Here: Operating Systems Waiver Computer Organization and Architecture Algorithms
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  15. 15. 15 Work-In-Progress: TA Assignment Policy  Step 1: Call for GTA/GA Applications  Step 2: CSSE Faculty Members Nominate Graduate Students and GTA-Course Preferences  Step 3: COMP1000, COMP1110, COMP1200ML, COMP1200C, COMP1210, COMP2210  Step 4: Best Effort to ensure GTA-Course preference requirements  Step 5: Reserve 4-8 GTA positions for new Ph.D. students Apply Online Nominate Online Highest Priority Best Effort Recruitment
  16. 16. 16 M.S. Thesis Option vs. Non-Thesis Option Thesis Option Non-Thesis Option Credit Hours 30 33 COMP7990 Thesis 6 credit hours 0 COMP7980 Project 0 3 credit hours Number of Reg. Courses 8 10 Research Oriented Yes No Software Eng.-Oriented No Yes Default Committee No Advisor + Hendrix + Qin Defense Presentation Yes: Formal Yes: Formal/Informal
  17. 17. 17 Work-In-Progress: Non-Thesis Option Non-Thesis Option Plan A Plan B Credit Hours 33 33 33 COMP7980 Project 3 credit hours Optional Replaced by a reg. course Number of Reg. Courses 10 10 or 11 11 Research Oriented No No No Software Eng.-Oriented Yes Yes Yes Default Committee Advisor + Hendrix + Qin Maybe No Defense Presentation Yes: Formal/Informal Maybe No What’s your choice (Plan A or B)?
  18. 18. 18 M.S. Non-Thesis vs. MSwE (M.S. Software Eng.) M.S. Non-Thesis MSwE Curriculum Multiple Focus Areas One Focus Area: SwE Degree MS: Same as M.S. Thesis MSwE: Not MS Assessment Report Combined with MS Thesis Individual Report Applications M.S. Non-Thesis MSwE Change M.S. Non-Thesis to MSwE ? Keep Both?
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  20. 20. 20 Questions Scan QR Code to Download Slides

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