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August 29th, 2008
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Kettering CS News
I am pleased to announce that our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program received accreditation by the
Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) at their
annual meeting held in July.  Computer Science joins Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial
Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering in our list of ABET accredited programs.

ABET's decision to accredit the program is the outcome of a process that included preparation of a written
self-study and an on-campus visit last fall.  This process required hard work and dedication from faculty, staff,
and administration, especially those in the Department of Computer Science.  Recognition by ABET is a reflection
of the quality program we offer.  Please join me in congratulating Professor John Geske and the faculty in the
Department of Computer Science for this successful outcome.

Michael Harris, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
 

In response, let me simply say this ...

YES! YES! YES!

Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful

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From:jkhuggins
Date:August 29th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
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Some older degrees get grandfathered. I'm 90% sure that the effective date of the accreditation is 1 July 2007 (the date we submitted our application). So anyone whose diploma has a date after that (September or December 2007,
March or June 2008) can claim an accredited degree. I don't remember when you graduated ...

(And if you missed it by a year or two, you can't claim an accredited degree, but you could certainly point out to someone that you just missed it by that much ...)
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From:wildirishrose80
Date:August 29th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
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you know what I needed today? I needed good news. Thanks!

(and seriously, hooray!!!!!!)
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From:jkhuggins
Date:August 29th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Glad to be an encouragement. We are all thrilled. Of course, we have to get back to work, too ... but it is an amazing relief to say "Yes, we are accredited by ABET."
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From:darthdingus
Date:August 29th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Similar to elebrin's question, would degrees in process be considered accredited?
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From:jkhuggins
Date:August 29th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
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Yes ... degrees in process are all good. Basically, what matters is whether or not the program has accreditation at the moment when you receive your diploma.

So ... unless we do something to massively screw-up in the next year, you should graduate with an accredited CS degree.
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From:tukaro
Date:August 30th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
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Yay! Now my future piece of paper will be less worthless! :D
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