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Our Vision

The School of Information Studies echoes the University vision to be an innovative leader in empowering graduates from diverse backgrounds to meet the challenges of an increasingly interdependent world.

Our Mission

The School of Information Studies, through its various degree programs and certificates, empowers students to become professionals who connect individuals and communities to the world of information and learning with reason, compassion, and a commitment to  service and radical inclusion.

Program Goals and Learning Outcomes

Program goals and learning outcomes are integrated into the curriculum, and are tied to course objectives and deliverables.

Learning Goals and Outcomes October, 2015

The Informatics major reflects Dominican’s identity as a community where faculty establish close relationships with students in order to prepare them for fulfilling personal and professional lives and to ignite their passion to help create a more just and humane world.  We believe that the Informatics major, by way of the goals listed below, will further Dominican’s mission to educate students who seek social justice and compassionate service.

The Informatics major will:

  • Promote leadership, vision, and truth-seeking so that students may adopt and enable uses of information technology that promote their own and others’ personal and professional fulfillment. 
  • Prepare students for an information society with the knowledge and skills necessary to flourish in a career that will be increasingly enmeshed with technology.
  • Craft learning experiences that promote collaborative knowledge construction to reflect increasingly networked and socially vibrant workplaces.
  • Reflect in its curriculum and choice of learning materials the evolving nature of information technology work, educational technology, and emerging pedagogies.
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Informatics students will be able to:

  • Describe the complex relationships between people and information technologies in specific work and social contexts.
  • Make appropriate use of technical language and designs related to various information technology artifacts and systems.
  • Research and evaluate specific information technologies and their impact on users, organizations, and institutions.
  • Apply relevant mathematical and computer programming concepts in their chosen disciplines.
  • Manage project timelines, resources, goals and outcomes, and personnel in order to deliver technological artifacts and systems on time and within budget constraints.
  • Communicate to stakeholders the needs and outcomes of information technology projects.
  • Develop socio-technical expertise and an advanced technical skill set in specific informatics contexts.
  • Communicate to a general audience issues related to information technology constructions.
  • Explain how ethical problems, legal documents, policy constructions, and social issues interact with and reflect the nature of information technology.
  • Analyze and resolve problems related to common and contextually relevant information technologies.
  • Work collaboratively on teams to accomplish goals.