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Computing That Serves

Computer Science Department Mission

  1. Educate the minds and spirits of students within a learning environment that increases faith in God and the restored gospel, is intellectually enlarging, is character building, and leads to a life of learning and service.
    1. Teach an appropriate curriculum in a manner that prepares our students to be life-long learners and to be successful in industrial and academic settings.
    2. Faculty examples, teachings, and actions, seek to increase our students love of the Gospel.
    3. Create a culture of service in Church, community, and profession.
  2. Advance truth and knowledge to enhance the education of students, enrich the quality of life, and contribute to a resolution of world problems.
    1. Accomplish basic and applied research of high quality, influence, visibility, and utility.
    2. Integrate students in the research process both to aid the process and to prepare students to continue to advance truth and knowledge.
    3. Develop influential educational approaches and tools which increase the general ability to teach the principles of our discipline.
  3. Extend the blessings of learning to members of the Church in all parts of the world.
    1. Where possible, do research which directly supports Church missions.
    2. To the extent that resources allow, extend teaching of computing beyond our own majors.
  4. Develop friends for the university and the Church.
    1. Participate in basic and applied research of high quality, influence, visibility, and utility.
    2. Actively seek relationships with those within our profession.
    3. Actively seek relationships with industry, government, and alumni.