2014 ISECON Proceedings - Discussion Presentation


EDSIG Special Committee on Curricular Matters: Establishing the Basis for a CIS Undergraduate Program: On Seeking the Body of Knowledge


Leslie Waguespack
Bentley University

Jeffry Stephen Babb
West Texas A&M University

David Feinstein
University of South Alabama

Bart Longenecker
University of South Alabama

Tom Janicki
University of North Carolina Wilmington


Objectives
The EDSIG Special Committee on Curricular Matters has sponsored a working group to investigate the establishment of a 'formal' model curriculum for the area known as CIS. The evolution of computing education spans a spectrum from computer science (CS) grounded in the theory of computing, to information systems (IS), grounded in the organizational application of data processing. This working group reports and seeks input on a project focusing on a particular slice of that spectrum commonly labeled as computer information systems (CIS) and reflected in undergraduate academic programs designed to prepare graduates for professions as software developers building systems in government, commercial and not-for-profit enterprises.

Targeted Attendees
This discussion invites all members of EDSIG and especially those of the Expert Advisory Board who assisted in the pilot test to seek the body of knowledge for a model CIS undergraduate program.

Recommended Citation: Waguespack, L., Babb, J. S., Feinstein, D., Longenecker, B., Janicki, T., (2014). EDSIG Special Committee on Curricular Matters: Establishing the Basis for a CIS Undergraduate Program: On Seeking the Body of Knowledge. The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference, v.31 n.3158, Baltimore, Maryland