Cyber Systems Program Objectives

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The Department’s vision is empowering difference makers to solve cyber challenges through personalized, innovative learning and research opportunities.

Cyber Systems Mission Statement

The Mission of the Department of Cyber Systems in accordance with the role, mission and objectives of the University of Nebraska at Kearney as approved by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and in accordance with the statewide plan of the Coordinating Commission for Post-secondary Education is to creates value by engaging with stakeholders to make a difference.

We do this through:

  • Promoting the innovative and appropriate use of technology in the university and beyond
  • Developing fundamental skills and professional knowledge needed for lifelong success
  • Student-led experiential learning [that is] integrated throughout the curriculum
  • Inspiring faculty in the pursuit and delivery of progressive scholarship, teaching and meaningful service activities
  • Supporting and encouraging technology initiatives contributing to educational and economic advances
  • Producing graduates who can analyze complex computing problems; apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions; design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements; communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts; recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles; and function effectively as a member or leader of a team.

The Department meets its mission by providing our students with up-to-date curricula and pedagogy in the computer science, cyber security operations, information networking and telecommunications, information technology, and management information systems disciplines; ensuring that they have a solid foundation in the core concepts, equipping them with problem solving and decision-making skills; and preparing them for lifelong learning in the discipline. The department provides for and encourages collegial, intellectual, and academic growth of its faculty. The department supports and encourages local and regional technology initiatives contributing to educational and economic advances.

 The Cyber Systems Department emphasizes quality in all of its activities in accordance with current trends in postsecondary education quality assurance. While the Department's primary focus is on undergraduate teaching, faculty scholarship and service are encouraged in accordance with the Regents' and Coordinating Commission's plans and the Boyer-Rice model for such faculty activities.

The Department complies with accreditation standards for its major programs, as follows: