Major Computer Science Panel Meeting Summary for November 2017


ILLINOIS ARTICULATION INITIATIVE


To Facilitate Interinstitutional Transfer
Illinois Board of Higher Education
431, East Adams, Second Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1418
tel: 217/557-7355
fax: 217/782-8548
aiello@ibhe.org
Illinois Community College Board
401, East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701-1711
tel: 217/524-5503
fax: 217/785-0090
Emily.Buhnerkempe@Illinois.gov
 
Meeting Summary for Major Computer Science Panel Meeting
Heartland Community College, CCB 2012, Normal, IL Friday, November 10, 2017
Members present: : Malinda Aiello(Illinois Board of Higher Education), Carmen Allen(Lincoln Land Community College), Mary Elaine Califf(Illinois State University), Matthew Feuerborn(Kishwaukee College), David Klick(Kishwaukee College), Janice Leuchtenberg(iTransfer System )
Members present virtually: Debbie Collins(Black Hawk College), Scotty Nath(McHenry County College), Ivan Temesvari(Oakton Community College), Craig Zilles(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Members Absent: Ashley Becker(Illinois Community College Board), Emily Buhnerkempe(Illinois Community College Board), Jan-Jo Chen(Chicago State University), Derek Dallas(Parkland College), Cyrus Grant(Dominican University), Donna Greer(Midstate College), Emily Hartke(Lake Land College), Steve Hyzny(Governors State University), Krista Jackson(iTransfer System ), John Lillis(University of Illinois at Chicago), Ed Martig(Moraine Valley Community College), Ram Raghuraman(Joliet Junior College), Sam Shamsuddin(College of DuPage), Todd Simeone(Heartland Community College), Lucas Vespa(University of Illinois at Springfield), Xudong Yu(Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), Mengxia Zhu(Southern Illinois University Carbondale)

Minutes

 

1. Introductions & Technology, Welcome New Members

 

Discussed the panel process and management change.  This was done to ensure consistency and help across the panels.  It is important to have Board representation at all the panels.  In person meetings for major panels this season to allow members to meet and see each other.  Was difficult with budget impasse and lack of in-person meetings often seemed to impact approval ratios.  Approval ratios are one indicator of panel functionality and can be an expression of panel over reach.

 

2. Training, Orientation & iTransfer.org Updates

            a,  New 4 year co-chair Mary Elaine Califf  - Illinois State University

 

3. Course Review

 

Discussed the possible decisions the panel could make on courses. – Approved, Conditionally Approved (co-chairs make final approval), Needs More Information, and Returned.  When and why to use them was explained.

 

 

 

 

New Courses - 2 course(s)

Resubmitted New Courses - 1 course(s)

Ongoing Review Courses - 5 course(s)

Resubmitted Ongoing Review Courses - 7 course(s)

 

New Courses - 2 course(s)

Prairie State College

ITPRG 144 - C++ Programming I

CS911

Needs More Information

 

Prairie State College

ITPRG 247 - Java Programming II

CS912

Accepted

 

Resubmitted New Courses - 1 course(s)

Highland Community College

INFT 190 - Principles of Computer Science I

CS911

Accepted

 

Ongoing Review Courses - 5 course(s)

Joliet Junior College

CIS 246 - Advanced C Using C++

CS911

Needs More Information

 

Joliet Junior College

CIS269 - Data Structures

CS912

Conditionally Approved

 

Joliet Junior College

MATH 137 - Introduction to Discrete Mathematics

CS915

Accepted

 

Prairie State College

ITPRG 147 - INTRODUCTION TO JAVA PROGRAMMING

CS911

Accepted

 

Prairie State College

ITPRG 244 - ADVANCED C++ PROGRAMMING

CS912

Conditionally Approved

 

Resubmitted Ongoing Review Courses - 7 course(s)

Eastern Illinois University

MAT 2670 - Computer Science II

CS912

Conditionally Approved

 

Harper College

CSC 121 - Computer Science I

CS911

Needs More Information

 

Harper College

CSC 122 - Computer Science II

CS912

Accepted

 

 

Illinois State University

IT 168 - Structured Problem Solving Using The Computer

CS911

Accepted

 

Illinois Valley Community College

CSI 2011 - Computer Science II

CS912

Accepted

 

Moraine Valley Community College

CSC 240 - Advanced Computer Science

CS912

Accepted

 

Moraine Valley Community College

MTH-215 - Discrete Mathematics

CS915

Accepted

 

4. Course Approval Criteria and Submission Process - Review materials 

a.  Mary Elaine and Stephen drafted a potential new descriptor.  Need information from institutions on contacts to send survey to.  David will help as well. 

A. Use stream I/O: files and console for basic interaction within the program interface.

B. Use object-oriented programming skills to design maintainable classes in separate class files and employ multiple file compilations.

C. Design and develop simple class hierarchies with the use of templates and abstract classes.

D. Apply the concepts of dynamic binding, polymorphism, inheritance, and method overloading.

E. Write expressions that use reference and static variables as data members and method arguments, and class methods for object assignment and copy constructors.

F. Explain the concepts of information hiding, including the difference between public and private data members and methods.

G. Explain separating program implementation from the programming interface.

H. Analyze various algorithms for memory optimization, time complexity, and correctness in order to understand efficiency.

I. Implement various sort and search algorithms throughout the various fundamental data structures studied.

J. Apply recursive programming techniques when appropriate and contrast the iterative versions.

K. Use dynamic and static memory to write data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues, binary trees, and tables.

L. Write and use basic functionality of data structures such as insert, remove and iterative schemes.

b.  912 descriptor – bullet #5 should be linked lists not link.  Other bullets are not necessarily needed.  Ivan will email panel a condensed version for discussion 

 

5.  Items From Panel Members

 

6. Dates for Next Meetings – Friday, March 23, 2018 and Friday, November 9, 2018 (9:30-12:30)

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