Meetings

The instructors of the CNIT (http://www.ccsf.edu/cnit) Department have been always discussing, mainly in the monthly Department Meetings, the students' learning outcomes and have always changed or enhanced the outlines of the courses based on previous results and especially on the job market's needs.

Through partnerships, students have been able to enter the job market and some have even come back to the CNIT Department to work as Teachers' Assistants (TAs). This constant contact brings to CNIT a great opportunity of receiving fresh feedback from the job market in order to enhance the programs offered.

Here, you can see some of the topics most recently discussed at Department Meetings with the objective of serving better the students' community of City College.

Department Meeting - Opening of Fall/2013

  • Status of courses being offered
  • Status of partnerships, possibilities of internships
  • Discussion of SLO activities that happened during Spring/2013
  • Plans for Fall/2013:
    • New courses to be created: Cisco Academy (new courses to substitute the existing ones to follow Cisco Recommendation), Microsoft Windows Networking (new courses to substitute the existing one to follow Microsoft Recommendation), Introduction to HTML (faster track to Web Dev Certificate and to avoid students enrolling in CNIT 132 without previous knowledge of HTML and inline CSS based on the latest standards)
    • Courses outlines to be rewritten and submitted to Curriculum Committee to be ready by Spring/14: These courses needed to have material updated and some even needed major changes - CNIT 100, CNIT 101, CNIT 103, CNIT 131, CNIT 132, CNIT 133, CNIT 129, CNIT 131A (to include JSON and refer to another book for XML), CNIT 134

Department Meeting - Closing of Fall/2013

  • Status of courses to be offered in Spring/2014
  • SLO Progress - what really happened regarding to plans made at the beginning of Fall/2013 term
    • Courses rewritten but not able to make the approval queue in Curriculum Committee
    • New courses - Cisco Academy, Microsoft Networking, and Intro to HTML and CSS were approved but the two first ones not been shown in catalog yet
    • New certificate - Mobile Web Development created and approved but not yet in catalog
    • Decision to start assessing during Spring/14, Fall/14, Spring/15 based on program-level outcomes
  • Celebration of Achievements with Graduates and having one alumni as guest speaker - The events that CNIT sponsors or hosts can be seen at the CNIT Events web page and you can also see the slides presented at the Graduation Fall 2013 Party.

Department Meeting - Opening of Spring/2014

  • Status of courses being offered
  • Status of partnerships, possibilities of internships
  • Discussion of SLO activities that happened during Fall/2013
  • Plans for Spring/14:
    • New courses to be created: Not able to submit courses re-written in Fall/13 to Curriculum Committee (courses were removed from Technical Review queue). Will re-write and re-submit courses. New courses to update Cisco Academy (following Cisco Recommendation), Microsoft Windows Networking (new courses to substitute the existing one to follow Microsoft Recommendation). First semester that new course CNIT 131H will be taught.
    • SLO-related work: A spreadsheet was created with the list of courses taught by CNIT and they were divided into 3 clusters - Spring/14, Fall/14, Spring 15 - the objective is to assess these courses based on the PSLO of each of the programs offered by the Department to which the course belongs to.

Department Meeting - Closing of Spring/2014

  • Status of courses to be offered in Fall/2014
  • SLO Progress - dates were set to instructors to turn in numbers of students that succeeded, failed, not assessed, based on the PSLO's of the programs offered
    • Courses rewritten but not able to make the approval queue in Curriculum Committee in time to be in the Fall/2014 catalog
    • New certificate - Mobile Web Development created and approved but not yet in catalog
  • Celebration of Achievements with Graduates and having two alumni as guest speaker - The events that CNIT sponsors or hosts can be seen at the CNIT Events web page and you can also see the slides presented at the Graduation Spring/14 Party.