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Recommended Citation: Longenecker, H E, P M Leidig, L J McKell, H Reichgelt, J Russell, J P Landry, L J Waguespack, T A Wagner, and B A White.  AITP Sponsored Enhancements to the Information Systems Model Curriculum.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2007, v 24 (Pittsburgh): §2532. ISSN: 1542-7382.

AITP Sponsored Enhancements to the Information Systems Model Curriculum

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Herbert E. Longenecker, Jr.    [a1] [a2]
Computer and Information Sciences
University of South Alabama    [u1] [u2]
Mobile, Alabama, USA    [c1] [c2]

Paul M. Leidig    [a1] [a2]
School of Computing and Information Systems
Grand Valley State University    [u1] [u2]
Allendale, Michigan, USA    [c1] [c2]

Lynn J. McKell    [a1] [a2]
Marriott School
Brigham Young University    [u1] [u2]
Provo, Utah, USA    [c1] [c2]

Han Reichgelt    [a1] [a2]
College of Information Technology
Georgia Southern University    [u1] [u2]
Statesboro, Georgia, USA    [c1] [c2]

Jack Russell    [a1] [a2]
College of Business
Northwestern State University of Louisiana    [u1] [u2]
Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA    [c1] [c2]

Jeffrey P. Landry    [a1] [a2]
School of CIS
University of South Alabama    [u1] [u2]
Mobile, Alabama, USA    [c1] [c2]

Leslie J. Waguespack, Jr.    [a1] [a2]
Computer Information Systems Department
Bentley College    [u1] [u2]
Waltham, Massachusetts, USA    [c1] [c2]

Teresa A. Wagner    [a1] [a2]
Farmer School of Business
Miami University at Oxford    [u1] [u2]
Oxford, Ohio, USA    [c1] [c2]

Bruce A. White    [a1] [a2]
Department of Information Systems Management
Quinnipiac University    [u1] [u2]
Hamden, Connecticut, USA    [c1] [c2]

The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) released its first model curriculum in 1981. AITP jointly sponsored ISí90, ISí97 and IS2002 model curricula. The AIS and ACM are involved in developing a next generation curriculum. This AITP response represents a synergistic approach utilizing the IS2002 Model curriculum to offer a strategy to upgrade the performance of graduates. We will implement a web-based learning community to make available learning enhancement techniques developed through shared assessment observations. The thrust of this initiative suggests this is a good time, given a very stable and highly effective curriculum model, IS2002, to embrace the newer idea of learner-centered vs. teaching concepts. We are proposing to use the zeal of faculty associated with the AITP to tackle this problem as a community. We plan to use learning units of IS2002 to map course outcome statements. We ask faculty to volunteer data for courses they are teaching. At the conclusion of the course those faculty will see what other faculty have entered for each of the required fields, as well as their CCER score for this learning unit. Thus, this curriculum enhancement product will be to focus as a community on an assessment model as a basis for improvement. We will implement a group model that will utilize sharable group outcomes related to the curriculum structure to map outcomes to skills, program outcomes, and program objectives and share the results of the process with the community in web-delivered materials as well as annual meetings.

Keywords: curriculum, information systems, accreditation, assessment

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