Mission & Objectives

Mission Statement for OSU Institute of Technology

OSU Institute of Technology’s mission is to serve as the lead institution of higher education in Oklahoma and the region providing comprehensive, high-quality, advancing technology programs and services to prepare and sustain a diverse student body as competitive members of a world-class workforce and contributing members of society.

Program Educational Objectives for the Information Technologies Program

Per the Institute for the Development of Excellence in Assessment Leadership (IDEAL) under the guidance of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) the goal of program educational objectives is to provide a set of broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within three to five years after graduation from the degree program.

The Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, School of Creative & Information Technologies, Information Technologies Program will enable its graduates to:

  • Develop and maintain life-long learning technical, problem-solving, and soft skills;
  • Gain an applied foundation in core information technologies;
  • Apply professional, ethical, legal, social, and cultural movements to this discipline;
  • Identify, develop, and implement information technology-based solutions

Student Outcomes for the Information Technologies Program

Per the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), student outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.

This program will enable students to attain, by the time of graduation:

  • Outcome A: An ability to analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Outcome B: An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Outcome C: An ability to communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Outcome D: An ability to recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Outcome E: An ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Outcome F: An ability to use systemic approaches to select, develop, apply, integrate, and administer secure computing technologies to accomplish user goals.