A review of academic accreditation of computer science degrees was launched by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, last year to ensure that graduates have the skills needed to drive economic recovery and growth across the UK. Building on the findings of the Shadbolt Review — commissioned by the UK Government in 2016 — this latest work will assess whether computer science degree programmes need to meet a new set of accreditation criteria.
As part of this review (and building on some of our recent academic work in this area), we wish to collect evidence from a diverse group of CS academic stakeholders across all institutions and career paths, to better understand the challenges and opportunities presented by the current BCS accreditation process — and especially how it could be improved in the future. Through this short online survey, we aim to capture perceptions of the current BCS accreditation process, and how it could enhance the value of accreditation to learners, institutions, industry and wider public/society:
(c.10 mins completion time, please share through your professional networks; the survey will close at midnight, Thursday 1 April 2021)