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College of Computer and Information Science records

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Identifier: Z04-047

Content Description

Includes brochures and student guidebooks from the College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS) and its predecessor the College of Computer Science (CCS), as well as copies of "CCIS Network," the newsletter of CCIS. Northeastern University's (NU) College of Computer Science (CCS) was the first college in the United States devoted exclusively to computer science. Despite the vigorous protest of NU's engineering faculty, NU's Faculty Senate resolved to establish the CCS in April 1982, and the Board of Trustees approved the CCS in June 1982. The CCS linked the theoretical approaches taught in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences with the practical approaches taught in the College of Engineering. The CCS established a graduate program, offering an M.S. in Computer Science, in June 1984. A Ph.D. in Computer Science was approved by the Faculty Senate in April 1987, and the first doctorate was awarded in 1989. The CCS was accredited in June 1986, leading to substantial grant funding, mostly in the areas of artificial intelligence, neural network imaging, and programmed language development. In 2002, the CCS was renamed the College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS), in recognition of the school's broader role in collaborating with physical, social, and life sciences. Accessioned 2003 Dec 18. 46/3

Restrictions Apply

No

Use Restrictions

Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.

Dates

  • ca. 1993-2006

Extent

0.15 cubic feet (0.15 cubic feet in 1 record center carton.)