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Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Consortium For Computing in Small Colleges Central Plains Conference on the Journal of Computing in Small Colleges


Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges


CSAB/CSAC, Accreditation of Computer Science, Accreditation Standards


CSAB/CSAC provides professional accreditation of computer science bachelor's degree programs in the United States. As of October 2000, 159 institutions held this accreditation. By our count, over 80% of the accredited programs were offered by departments which also offer graduate programs in computer science. This means that few small colleges are represented. Our intent in this work is to give the small college audience an up-to-date guide to the recently-revised CSAB/CSAC accreditation standards. The guide is not comprehensive; we emphasize those issues we believe to be of greatest interest to small colleges and address them from the perspective we have gained from our own recent accreditation evaluation.

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Proceedings of the twelfth annual CCSC South Central conference on The journal of computing in small colleges Pages 271-278 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges , USA ©2001

Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges Volume 16 Issue 3, March 2001 Pages 271-278 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges , USA

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Sanderson, P. 2001. "No-Nonsense Guide To Csab/Csac Accreditation." Journal Of Computing In Small Colleges 16.(2001): 271-278.


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Copyright © 2003 by the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that the copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage, the CCSC copyright notice and the title of the publication and its date appear, and notice is given that copying is by permission of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges. To copy otherwise, or to republish, requires a fee and/or specific permission.

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