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Recommended Citation: Henderson, D, P Cupoli, A M Smith, E Smith, and J Hoffer.  DAMA Foundation Model Curriculum Framework for Post Secondary Education Programs in Data Resource Management.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2005, v 22 (Columbus OH): §3562. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 4(47). ISSN: 1545-679X.)
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DAMA Foundation Model Curriculum Framework for Post Secondary Education Programs in Data Resource Management

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Deborah Henderson    [a1] [a2]
Vice President
DAMA International and DAMA Foundation    [u1] [u2]
Bellevue, Washington, USA    [c1] [c2]

Patricia Cupoli    [a1] [a2]
DAMA International Foundation    [u1] [u2]
Des Plaines, Illinois, USA    [c1] [c2]

Anne-Marie Smith    [a1] [a2]
Consultant and Instructor
Management / MIS
DAMA International Foundation    [u1] [u2]
Mantua, New Jersey, USA    [c1] [c2]

Eva Smith    [a1] [a2]
CIS/Database Information Technologies
DAMA International Foundation    [u1] [u2]
Lynnwood, Washington, USA    [c1] [c2]

Jeff Hoffer    [a1] [a2]
University of Dayton    [u1] [u2]
Dayton, Ohio, USA    [c1] [c2]

Over the years, many curricula have been developed for various information and computing disciplines. However, the majority of these documents have concentrated on technologies and products – not on the concepts of data and information as a resource to be managed. Emerging international law on acceptable information handling make the case for better basic education in data resource management. The lack of attention to the information asset has been cited as one reason for a lack of understanding of the value of an organization’s data to the overall performance of the company. With the development of a curriculum framework for the Data Management professional, the Data Management Association (DAMA) hopes to increase the awareness of the importance of data and information as valuable, manageable resources. Courses and programs developed around this framework may serve as a foundational education for certification as a Data Management Professional (CDMP) and other formal certifications.

Keywords: DAMA, data resource management, model curriculum, data management curriculum, curriculum framework, information resource management, education

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