Wayne State Computer Science Transfer

It was recently announced that Wayne State University’s Computer Science department would be transferring from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) to the College of Engineering, effective in Fall 2011.

Transferring to the College of Engineering is something that the Computer Science department has discussed for a while now, so it’s not a big surprise… especially since the former chair of the CS department is now the dean of the College of Engineering. 😉 The CS department at Wayne State had been in CLAS for historic reasons; it evolved from the mathematics department, rather than branching out of engineering when it was created.

And that means that I was one of the last people to receive a BS in Computer Science through CLAS at Wayne State University. 😛

Computer Science Websites

Today, I decided to take a look at some of the Computer Science websites from universities across the country. I could not believe how awful the majority of them were. Out of the 100 (yes, 100) Computer Science websites I looked at:

  • 68% looked extremely outdated
  • 26% looked moderately outdated
  • 6% looked fairly modern

Being Computer Science departments, I was expecting much more modern websites. Prospective CS students are going to be going to these websites and to advertise your department as outdated and out-of-touch is not going to impress prospective students.