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SSCa100526-4.1.1 University of Windsor Program Development

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									                                                                                          SSCa100526-4.1.1
                                           University of Windsor
                                      Program Development Committee


4.1.1:         Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours Applied Computing) for University Graduates -
               New Program Proposal (Form 2)


Item for:      Approval

Forwarded by: Program Development Committee


MOTION:     That the Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours Applied Computing) for University
            Graduates – New Program Proposal (Form 2), be approved.


*Subject to approval of the expenditures required.

Rationale/Approvals:
  The program proposal has been approved by Department of Computer Science, the Faculty of Science
  Coordinating Council. (April 6, 2010) and the Program Development Committee (May 6, 2010).
  The new program will enrich the quality of education and skill set already acquired by University graduates
  who may have obtained a BCS General for University graduates, or another University degree.
  The BCS (Honours Applied Computing) program was introduced in 2008 in order to enable students in the
  BCS (General) to get an Honours degree. This proposal will allow students in the BCS (General) for
  University graduates to pursue an Honours degree as well.
  See attached.
                   PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
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                               FORM 2
PART A: Basic Program Information

FACULTY:                                                Science
AAU:                                                      School of Computer Science
Program Title:                                            Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours Applied
                                                          Computing) for University Graduates
Name of Program as it Will Appear on the Diploma Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours in Applied
(e.g., Bachelor of Arts Honours Psychology)               Computing)
[Please note that, for general degrees, the discipline is
not included on diplomas.]
Proposed Year of Offering [Fall 20xx]:                  Fall 2010
Mode of Study:                                          Lecture
Planned Student Enrolment:                              10 in the first year and 20 steady-state yearly
Normal Duration for Completion:                         2 years

B. Overall Program Plan
Abstract/Summary of Proposal
 Please provide a brief statement about the direction, relevance, and importance of the new or revised
 program.
The goals of the program are to i) introduce students who already hold a University degree, in any area to the
state-of-the-art tools and technology in Computer Science, ii) increase their employability, iii) give students
hands-on experience in developing software systems; and iv) teach students the IT skills that industry expects.

Academic Goal
  What is the overall aim of the proposed new program/program change? What will the new program/program
  change accomplish?
The new program will enrich the quality of education and skill set already acquired by University graduates who
may have obtained our already existing BCS General for University graduates, or another University degree.
The new program will also increase student enrolment in the School of Computer Science and contribute to the
training of high quality personnel for the Canadian IT industry.

Program Name and Degree Designation
 Are the proposed program name and degree designation appropriate to program content and consistent with
 current usage in the discipline? Explain.
Yes. There is an existing 12-month full time BCS General program for University Graduates and another
existing 4 year BCS (Honours Applied Computing). The goal of the proposed program is to provide the
academic background and preparation similar to those obtained after completing the 4 year BCS (Honours
Applied Computing) in a period of 2 years, but with an entry qualification of a University degree. Thus, the title
and name of the program succinctly describes both the entry qualification and the end product of the program.

RELATIONSHIP OF GOALS AND OBJECTIVES TO UNIVERSITY AND OTHER PRIORITIES

Area/Department’s Goals and Objectives
  How does the proposed new program/program change fit with the area/department’s overall goals and
  objectives?
The School’s teaching vision is to prepare students to solve the Computer Science problems of today and
tomorrow, using a variety of analytical, scientific and personal skills through the sharing of techniques,
knowledge, and technologies and using supportive and innovative approaches. The School’s vision on teaching
can be accomplished by providing a high-quality, job-enabling education for all students, providing education,
rich in both theory and practice.


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The new program is a step forward towards accomplishing the School’s vision on providing quality, job enabling
programs for students.

Faculty Five Year Plan
 How does the proposed new program/program change fit with the Faculty’s overall goals and objectives as
 defined in its Five Year Plan?

The faculty of Science overall goals, as highlighted in its 2006 Annual report include:
   - Sustaining high level of achievement working in collaboration with faculty and staff to ensure that the
       necessary resources for success are available.
   - Ensuring, through the five-year planning process, that its vision of excellence in research and teaching
       are promoted and supported.
   - Promoting and safeguarding the interests of the Faculty.
   - Developing a sense of pride and commitment in our students towards the Faculty, so that their
       University experience is maximized.

The proposed program fits the above objectives and goals of the faculty in the sense that
1.     It increases student enrolment by tilting the student body towards talented students.
2.     It provides a program that is diversified in covering Computer Science applications and tools as well as
      theory. The program is designed to increase students’ motivation and commitment to completing their
      programs.
3. It provides a program that produces students, who can succeed in both industry and in research for future
      graduate studies.
University Strategic Plan
 How does the proposed new program/program change fit with the University’s overall goals and objectives as
 defined in “To Greater Heights”?
The University’s goals and objectives as defined in “To Greater Heights” is enhancing the culture for learning in
a student-centered manner, by elevating the quality of teaching, learning, research and campus life, and, in
particular, by aspiring to be a University that stands for and by the qualities and attributes of its graduates.
The proposed program aims at elevating the skill set of current graduates of the BCS General for University
Graduates or other University graduates from other programs, through an accelerated 2 year Honours program
that will make them more competitive in the job market and get them ready as well for graduate schools. Raising
the quality of our graduates is in line with the goals of the “To Greater Heights” University plan.

DEMAND FOR THE NEW PROGRAM/PROGRAM CHANGE

Student and Market Demand
  What tools and methodology were used to conduct the market assessment?
FALL 2007 Poll
In a poll of our Fall 2007 students, 66 BCS Computer Science students were asked the following question:
“If the proposal for starting a new 4-year degree program is approved, would you be interested in joining the
program?”

 Please provide quantitative evidence of student and market demand (e.g., responses/statistics from surveys,
 etc.).
FALL 2007 Poll Results

            Definitely   Not Sure No
 Honours 24.1%           24.1%        51.8%
 General 54.1%           32.4%        13.5%
We currently have 35 students (19 full time and 14 part time students) in the BCS (General) for University
Graduates. We expect 19 of them to join the proposed program. It is also expected that about half of the steady
yearly stream of 20 students getting into the BCS General program would want to upgrade their degree with this
practical Honours program. Other University degree holders from other disciplines would also likely apply for this
Honours program.

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 Please indicate the origin of student demand (% domestic and visa students). For graduate programs also
 indicate the undergraduate or master’s programs from which students would likely be drawn.
From our 2007 student enrolment records of 234 full time students and 107 part time students, it is shown that
62% of the student total enrolment is domestic leaving 38% as visa students. Thus, we would assume this
representation in the 66 students polled for the survey.

Students entering this program can be drawn from any degree holders including students from BCS General
degree, BCS General for University graduate degree.

 Projected enrolment levels for the first 5 years of Year 1        Year 2      Year 3    Year 4     Year 5
 operation.
 (If the program is in operation, use actual and 10                12          14        16         20
 projected data.)

 Projected steady-state student enrolment per year:     1st Year        2nd Year    3rd Year      4th Year
                                                        20              20          20            20

 Projected steady-state student enrolment overall:      20

Societal Need
 What tools and methodology were used to assess societal need?
BCS (Honours Applied Computing) program was introduced in 2008 Fall to enable students in the BCS
(General) to get an Honours degree. This is a proposal for students in the BCS(General) for University
graduates to get an Honours degree as well. The tools that were used are as follows:
   1) A survey of the CS programs at major Canadian Universities was carried out to determine whether
       three-year programs are being phased out.
   2) The 2004 Undergraduate Program Review Recommendations for the School of Computer Science from
       expert reviewers, which suggested that three-year programs be phased out and replaced with only 4
       year programs.
   3) Websites of Provincial and Federal Human Resources.

 Please provide information on the dimension of the societal need for graduates of the new program/program
 change (e.g., socio-cultural, economic, scientific, or technological).
    1) Out of 15 major Canadian universities surveyed, only four universities have 3 year degrees. All the
       universities have 4 year (Honours) degrees and 11 universities have 4 year degrees, not in the Honours
       stream.
    2) The Undergraduate program review in 2004 recommended that the School “convert the 3-year BCS
       (General) to a 4 year (General) degree”. The School decided that the 3 year program should be
       retained until it is clear that there is no demand for it.
    3) Job prospects for programming in Ontario (from http://www.ontariojobfutures.ca/profile2174.html):
         Over the next five years: Average
         Employment for this occupation is expected to grow as fast as the average for all occupations through
         2009. Compared to other computer related occupations, employment for computer programmers is
         expected to grow more slowly. New technology and sophisticated software now have the ability to
         write basic software code, eliminating the need for programmers to do this basic work. Computer
         programmers are also at greater risk than other IT related occupations for off-shoring or contracting
         out of the simpler and basic programming jobs.
         Software development skills currently in demand include Java, Visual C++, Visual Basic, SQL Server,
         Oracle DB and MS Access. To be successful in this field, a significant amount of time is required to
         keep up-to-date on new technologies and their applications. Consulting and freelance work are areas
         of growth within this occupation.
         On Job prospects for Canada (http://www.jobfutures.ca/noc/2174p3.shtml), it is reported that:

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          1) work prospects are rated FAIR.
          2) Enrolment in the fields of study related to this occupation has increased considerably. This will likely
          result in a very significant number of graduates over the next few years and could lead to a decrease
          in employment opportunities. The employment growth rate will likely be above average.
          3) The number of job seekers will likely exceed the number of job openings.
          Thus, a 4 year Honours program that is rich in both theory and practice will provide the needed skills
          for graduates to be competitive in the job market.

 What is the geographic scope of the societal need for graduates of the new program/program change (e.g.,
 local, regional, provincial, or national)?

According to NetWorkWorld News, http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/040609-10-tech-skills.html, it is
reported that: “Amid the worst job market in 25 years, IT is holding steady. Most CIOs (Chief Information
Officers) are maintaining their current staffing levels; while a few are hiring specialists who have in-demand IT
skills. The number of college students pursuing computer science degrees at U.S. universities rose in 2008 for
the first time in six years, according to a just released study. Top ten IT skills to possess to be in demand are: 1.
Business Process Modeling, 2. Database, 3.Messaging/Communications, 4. IT architecture, 5. IT security, 6.
Project management, 7. Data mining, 8. Web development, 9. IT optimization, and 10. Networking”.

Since most of these skills are provided by the proposed program, the geographic scope of the societal need for
the graduates is across North America (Canada and the United States)

 Please provide information on the anticipated duration of, and trends in, societal need for graduates of the
 new program/program change.
In the article, from NetworkWorld News, http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/040609-hot-tech-skills.html
“Does a computer science degree matter anymore?”. Some argue that computer science is crucial to U.S.
competitiveness; others say business skills are more relevant today. Do companies need employees with the
deep technical skills developed through computer science and software engineering degrees, or are they better
off hiring tech-smart business majors? Not surprisingly, computer science educators, software companies and
hardware manufacturers are adamant about the need for computer science majors to drive innovation at U.S.
tech companies. The dearth of U.S. computer science graduates is forcing companies to look offshore for
qualified people, they argue.

The proposed program enriches application with theory and the type of technical skills that will be sought after,
for innovation with the continuous development of Web and internet resources for decades to come.

 Were comments/letters obtained from a variety of potential employers           ___Yes               _X__No
 who have seen the curriculum and commented on the need for                     [If yes, please      [If no, please
 graduates within their organization and, more broadly, in their field of       append letters       provide an
 endeavour?                                                                     to this              explanation
                                                                                proposal.]           below.]
 Were comments/letters obtained from relevant professional societies            ___Yes               _X__No
 and/or associations about the need for graduates based on a review of          [If yes, please      [If no, please
 the curriculum?                                                                append letters       provide an
                                                                                to this              explanation
                                                                                proposal.]           below.]
 Were industry employment surveys reviewed for evidence of societal             ___Yes               _X__No
 need (indicating numbers of positions in the field, numbers of new             [If yes, please      [If no, please
 positions anticipated in the field, number of positions in the field current   append               provide an
 being advertised, etc.)?                                                       surveys to this      explanation
                                                                                proposal.]           below.]
 Are there any statistics available on the number of Ontario students           ___Yes               _X__No
 leaving the province to study in the same field elsewhere in Canada or         [If yes, please      [If no, please
 abroad?                                                                        append               provide an
                                                                                statistics to this   explanation
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                                                                         proposal.]       below.]
 Explanation:This is not a new degree program so far as the program learning objectives are concerned. This
 gives the same program learning objectives as the existing BCS (Honours Applied Computing) but is
 packaged for those who already have a University degree.

  List other similar programs being offered by other institutions in the Ontario university system. Resources to
  determine whether other similar programs are being offered in Ontario include www.electronicinfo.ca,
  www.electronicinfo.ca/einfo.php, and www.oraweb.aucc.ca/showdcu.html.
There is no University in Ontario that offers a full balanced (core CS theory courses with industry oriented IT
courses) for Honours program in Applied Computing. Only three Universities in Ontario offer somewhat
comparable programs for Major or Minor in Applied Computing or Applied Science either at the Masters level or
undergraduate level as summarized below.
              1. Queen’s University Program in Applied Science is a program for Engineering oriented degree
                  described as follows: This program was developed at Queen's in response to the need for
                  engineers who possess the skills and insights of applied mathematicians. In the second and
                  third years of the program, half of the curriculum consists of honours courses in pure and applied
                  mathematics; the balance consists of engineering courses in one of five options offered in
                  cooperation with the departments of Computing and Information Science, Civil, Mechanical,
                  Chemical, and Electrical and Computer Engineering.
              2. Brock University offers only a minor in Applied Computing program for students in other major
                  programs and does not have an Honours program in Applied Computing.
              3. University of Guelph offers only a Masters program, MSc in Applied Computer Science.
  Is the evidence of societal need and student demand for the proposed new program/program change
  sufficient to justify duplication where there are programs in the system that are the same or similar? How
  does this initiative differ from similar programs in the system? What are its innovative and distinguishing
  features?
The proposed program retains theoretical rigor in mathematics, Computer Science, while covering industry and
job enabling areas. Other program is for Engineers with some Computer control courses for Engineers. Our
program is still rich in programming training.

RESOURCES
 Please provide detailed information on the resources currently available, anticipated sources of new
 resources, reallocation of resources or cost-savings, and the additional resources required to run the
 proposed new program or program change. Incorporate new information or issues raised during or after the
 review of Form 1. [There is almost never a neutral resource impact of a proposal.]

 Note: The attached Budget Summary Sheet must also be completed and submitted as part of the complete
 new program/program change proposal.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE
Faculty and Staff
 What are the faculty and staff resources (including all faculty and staff from affected areas/departments)
 currently available and committed to actively support the initiative (e.g., administrative, teaching, supervision,
 etc.)?
The School of Computer Science has 21 faculty, 2 Ancillary Academics (AA) (Term of Appointment 2007-10), 5
technical Support staff, and 4.5 secretarial support staff.

 Provide an assessment of faculty expertise available and committed to actively support the new program.
All faculty members in the School of Computer Science have a Ph. D degree in Computer Science or a closely
related discipline. Most Faculty members in the School have ongoing and funded research projects in computer
related areas. Two ancillary academics, recruited in 2007, were specifically selected because of their
established expertise in industry-related courses. These ancillary academics are offering the industry oriented
courses for the existing B. C. S. (Honours Applied Computing) degree program. Except for the four industry-
oriented courses, the courses needed for the proposed program are core CS courses that have been offered for
many years by existing faculty for degree programs already in place.
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Other Resources
 What are the resources currently available and committed to actively support the initiative (including library,
 teaching and learning support, space, equipment, facilities, GA/TAs, etc.)?
Laboratory and Equipment

Computer Science has the following summary of Student access resources. Support and Administration
Resources are not listed.

Service Courses:
   • Sun Server
Undergrad Teaching:
   • Sun Cluster of Servers
   • SunRay Thin Client Terminals in three computer laboratories
   • Web Servers
   • Oracle Data Base (Sun Cluster of Servers)
   • Multi-Media PC workstations, Video/Audio editing
   • Laptops used for special Networking courses

 What are the student support services currently available and committed to actively support the initiative?
Already available technical and administrative support services as well as graduate assistantship support
services used for other courses, are also available for this initiative.


Reliance on Resources from Another Area/Unit
 Will the new program rely on existing resources of another campus unit (e.g., courses in the calendar,
 equipment or facilities outside the proposer’s control or use of existing equipment within the proposer’s control
 with maintenance and upgrading requirements specified)? Please elaborate and provide relevant details.
NO

ANTICIPATED SOURCES OF NEW RESOURCES
 List all anticipated sources of new resources available from within the area/department or Faculty (external
 grants, donations, government grants, etc.)
Not Applicable


REALLOCATION OF RESOURCES AND COST-SAVINGS
 In reviewing the resources required to run the proposed program/program change, what opportunities for
 internal reallocation of resources and cost-savings have been identified and pursued by the area/department?
Not Applicable

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES REQUIRED

Faculty
 What additional faculty resources (including faculty resources required by all affected areas/departments) are
 required to run the proposed program?
None, except those generally imposed by increased student enrolment. The specialization courses required by
the proposed program are already available for the BCS (Honours Applied Computing) and will be available to
students entering the proposed program as well. The remaining courses are required courses for all the existing
Computer Science degree programs.

Staff
 What additional staff resources (including staff resources required by all affected areas/departments) are
 required to run the proposed program?
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None.
GA/TAs
 What additional GA/TA resources (including GA/TA resources required by all affected areas/departments) are
 required to run the proposed program?
The GA allocation of the School is usually re-distributed to handle the needed GA demands for courses. The
School does not require additional GAs for this program since courses for this program are already existing and
shared by other programs.

Library
 What additional library resources (including library resources required by all affected areas/departments) are
 required to run the proposed program?
None

Teaching and Learning Support
 What additional teaching and learning support resources (including teaching and learning support resources
 required by all affected areas/departments) are required to run the proposed program?
None

Student Support Services
 What additional student support services are required to run the proposed program?
None

Space and Facilities
 What additional space and facility resources (including space and facilities resources required by all affected
 areas/departments) are required to run the proposed program?
None

Equipment
 What additional equipment (including equipment resources required by all affected areas/departments) is
 required to run the proposed program?
None

Consistency with Five Year Plan
 Are the resources requested consistent with the resources requested in, and the focus of, the area’s Faculty
 Five Year Plan?
Yes.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
 Program Learning Outcomes                                                Characteristics of a University of
 (see Appendix A for more on learning outcomes)                                     Windsor Graduate
 At the end of this program, the successful student will know and be   A U of Windsor graduate will have the
 able to:                                                              ability to demonstrate:
 i) Integrate and utilize concepts and techniques learned in their A. the acquisition, application and
    Computer Science and Mathematics courses – integrate and          integration of knowledge
    utilize mathematical and computer science concepts and
    techniques, such as those found in computer programming, data
    structures, computer architecture, systems analysis and design,
    data base management, operating systems, networks and
    network computing; Calculus, Algebra and Statistics. They are
    expected to solve problems in specific programming languages
    like C, Java, work with, design or build such hardware and
    software systems as database systems, network and operating
    systems.

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Program Learning Outcomes                                                 Characteristics of a University of
(see Appendix A for more on learning outcomes)                                      Windsor Graduate
At the end of this program, the successful student will know and be    A U of Windsor graduate will have the
able to:                                                               ability to demonstrate:
ii) Construct and assess algorithms and programs in the light of
standard programming practices used in the industry.

iii) Utilize agile methodologies during the software lifecycle

iv) Apply common commands, scripting, and configuration tasks to
install, configure, and maintain a modern computer system

v) Apply project management principles to manage a large-scale
industry/team-oriented project

vi)Analyse problems and the develop practical solutions (oriented
towards system analysis, design , coding and implementing

i) Categorize and differentiate computational problems, and find B. research skills, including the ability to
potential solutions to these problems.                              define problems and access, retrieve
                                                                    and evaluate information (information
ii) Research books and manuals, to obtain the necessary/desired     literacy)
information, particularly towards solving CS problems.

iii) Research project-related business and management issues.

iv) Research and critically review case studies and policies related
to ethics and best practices of IT jobs, including system
administration
i) Recognize and solve problems using programming skills and C. critical thinking and problem-solving
computational analysis.                                              skills

ii) Maintain, test and debug large software systems.

iii) Analyze problems and the develop practical solutions (oriented
towards system analysis, design , coding and implementing )

iv) Implement, maintain and retrieve data using a DBMS for a
complex business application

v) Work independently and learn through reflection on practice and
experience.

iv) Analyse data requirements, prepare an Entity Relationship
Model, normalize application user views and prepare a logical
database schema for a business application

v) Perform a critical analysis of a case study about ethics and best
practices in IT

vi) Troubleshoot a system configuration to achieve any set of
desired results

vii) Use test-driven and user story-based approaches to solve
programming challenges
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 Program Learning Outcomes                                                Characteristics of a University of
 (see Appendix A for more on learning outcomes)                                     Windsor Graduate
 At the end of this program, the successful student will know and be   A U of Windsor graduate will have the
 able to:                                                              ability to demonstrate:
 i) Apply and employ state of the art computational tools in an D. literacy and numeracy skills
 industry setting to solve real world problems.

 ii) Assess and measure software lifecycles.

 iii) Plan for, and demonstrate an understanding of the role of
 planning in, problem-solving and professional development.

 iv) Use Project management tools and techniques to work in a
 team-based software development project
 i) Demonstrate and value the ethical conduct expected of a E. responsible behaviour to self, others
 computing professional.                                       and society

 ii) Demonstrate proper ethical and responsible behaviour within the
 context of administration

 iii) Perform a critical analysis of a case study, about ethics and best
 practices in IT
 i) Communicate effectively and professionally in both oral and F. interpersonal and communications
 written form.                                                           skills

 ii) Present project work in a group setting using tools such as
 Powerpoint.

 iii) Apply recommended techniques for presenting technical subject
 matter to a general audience, in both written and oral forms
 i) Use software tools in a group setting.                            G. teamwork, and personal and group
                                                                         leadership skills
 ii) Interact constructively with others to solve practical problems.

 iii) Lead a team of students toward a project-oriented goal
 i) Recognize and choose innovative and simple algorithms and          H. creativity and aesthetic appreciation
 programs which solve complex problems, using their knowledge
 base (described in A)
 i) Value the development and use of state-of-the-art software and I. the ability and desire for continuous
 systems in order to continue to learn the new advances in computer   learning
 technology.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION
 How will the success of the program be monitored and evaluated? (include information to be gathered,
 method, criteria for evaluation, review process, and use of information to adjust activities/plan.)
The program will be monitored through undergraduate program reviews, occasional surveys of graduates,
annual undergraduate assessments and reports.

C. The Program Details
Admission Requirements
  Please provide information on program specific admission requirements, selection criteria, arrangement for
  exemptions or special entry, credit transfer, etc.
(i) A 3-year General or a 4-year Honours Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University.
(ii) Ontario Grade 12 “U” Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus and Geometry and Discrete
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Mathematics or equivalent courses.

Program Curriculum Structure/Program of Study
Total courses: 25

Major requirements: 22 courses consisting of 60-100, 60-140, 60-141, 60-212, 60-254, 60-256, 60-265, 60-
266, 60-315, 60-321, 60-322, 60-330, 60-334, 60-367, 60-499 (6 credit course), 60-415, 60-422, 60-425, 60-426
and two other CS major courses.

Other requirements:
62-120 (or 62-125), 62-130 (or 62-139 or 62-140), and 65-205.

Recommended options (if any):
Note:BCS (Honours Applied Computing) program (4 year) was introduced in Fall 2008 and a co-op version of
the program is expected to start from Fall 2009. The BCS (General) program for University Graduates has been
offered for a few years and currently has 35 students. The proposed program is intended to provide students
who already have a university degree a path to get a BCS (Honours Applied Computing) degree in 2 years
(Year 1 consisting of 5 courses in each of the Fall, Winter and a Summer term courses, followed by Year 2
consisting of Fall and Winter term courses). The CS and Math courses specified in the degree requirements
are identical to the CS and Math courses for the existing 4 year BCS (Honours Applied Computing) degree
program. All courses listed above are currently offered by the School of Computer Science to students in the 4
year BCS (Honours Applied Computing) degree program. Most of the courses are also required by students in
other degree programs in CS.

Standing Required for Continuation in Program
 GPA requirements for continuation in the program: these should be in-line with the regulations for standing
 required for continuation in the program as set out in the undergraduate and graduate web calendars
 [www.uwindsor.ca/calendars].
A cumulative G.P.A. of 5.0, and a major G.P.A. of 5.0 as in all other BCS (Honours) programs.

Standing Required for Graduation
  Minimum GPA requirement to graduate in the program: these should be in-line with the regulations for
  standing required for continuation in the program as set out in the undergraduate and graduate web calendars
  [www.uwindsor.ca/calendars].
A cumulative G.P.A. of 5.0, and a major G.P.A. of 8.0, as in other Honours BCS degree programs. (Students
completing the Honours degree with a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 5.0 and a major G.P.A. of at least 5.0 but
less than 8.0 will be awarded the four-year Major degree).

Program Sequencing
  Provide program sequencing for each year of the program.
  Please ensure that all pre-requisites are met in the sequencing.
Year 1
Fall
(6 week offering starting Sept): 60-140
 (6 week offering starting Oct): 60-141
12-week term (starting Sept): 60-100, 60-265 and 65-205

Winter
13 week term: 60-212, 60-254, 60-256, 60-266, one of 62-120 (or 62-125), 62-130, 62-140 (or 62-139)

Summer
13 week: 60-315, 60-322, 60-330, 60-334 (or 60-367), one remaining Math course.

Year 2
six courses: 60-321, 60-367 (or 60-334), 60-415, 60-422, 60-425, 60-426, 60-499 (a 6.0 credit hour course), two
Computer Science electives.
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                 NEW PROGRAM/MAJOR PROGRAM CHANGES
                               FORM 2
Student Workload
 Provide information on the expected workload per course credit (3.0) of a student enrolled in this new
 program/major program change.
 Expected Workload per 3.0 Course Credit           Average Time the Student is Expected to Devote to
                                                   Each Component Over the Course of the Program
 Lectures                                          3
 Tutorials                                         3 ( labs for 100 and 200 level courses) 0 for others
 Practical experience                              0
 Independent study                                 0-2 (0 for 100-200 level, 2 for 300 or 400 level)
 Reading and work for assessment, including 1-4 (1-2 for 100 level and 200 level, 3-4 for 300-400 level)
 meeting classmates for group work/project
 assignments
 (essays, papers, projects, laboratory work, etc.)
 Studying for tests/examinations                   2
 Other: [specify]                                  0
 How does the student workload for this program compare with other similar programs in the
 department/program area? Similar The student workload for this program is similar to those of other CS
 Honours programs.

FINAL CHECKLIST FOR PROPOSERS
 Having completed the program/course change proposal form, please complete the following table by marking an
 “X” in the appropriate column.
 PRIMARY CRITERIA                                                                                  Yes No N/A
 Does the program or course tie into the University’s Strategic Plan?                              X
 Is the program or course “Unique” in Ontario? In Canada? In North America?                        X
 Is there evidence that a market exists for this program or course                                 X
 (a) on-campus; and/or
 (b) off-campus?
 Does this program or course have income potential? (How many students would it generate?)         X
 Does this program or course address current issues? (e.g., double cohort, large-class problem,           X
 absence of upper-level on-line classes, etc.)
 Are there U of W courses which have been developed for flexible learning indicating either (a)    X
 partial development already exists, or (b) a degree of expertise exists?
 Are there departmental procedures in place for                                                    X
 (a) course planning;
 (b) course development; and,
 (c) course delivery (Policy documents, Committees, Timelines, etc.)?
 Is there evidence of support from the Dean(s), AAU Head(s)/Director(s)/Chair(s) for this program? X
 SECONDARY CRITERIA                                                                                 Yes No   N/A
 Does the new program or course have partnership options (with other departments or faculties, or       X
 other universities)?
 Does the new program or course allow for staggering options (e.g., every other year, or Windsor    X
 one year and another site the following year)?
 Is the new program or course a complement to other Windsor flexible learning programs (will not    X
 interfere with other programs)?
 Is the new program or course a complement to other Windsor on-campus programs (will not            X
 interfere with other programs)?
 Does the department have the “critical mass” to undertake the program or course                    X
 (a) sufficient interested and capable faculty;
 (b) academic support; and
 (c) TA/GA support?
 Are additional resources required:                                                                     X

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                 NEW PROGRAM/MAJOR PROGRAM CHANGES
                               FORM 2
(a) faculty/staff/GA/TA;
(b) equipment;
(c) library;
(d) IT support?
Are there data on                                                                                 X
(a) incoming student demographics (profiles) that align with flexible learning (age, geographic
location, employment, family responsibilities, etc.); and
(b) technological profiles (hardware and software resources and skills)?
Does the department have a plan regarding                                                         X
(a) marketing flexible learning courses;
(b) the timely appointment of instructors;
(c) technical support (CTL, Tutorials, TA/GAs, staff contact person, etc.);
(d) intra-departmental communications (committees, policies); and
(e) inter-department communications (committees)?
Are there mechanisms and policies in place to address quality-control of                          X
(a) instruction;
(b) materials (audio, video, PowerPoint, textual load, discussions and so on; and
(c) learning (student assessment)?




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