Revising the IS Model Curriculum: Rethinking the Approach and the Process.

This paper summarizes the key elements of a panel presentation at the Americas Conference for Information Systems (AMCIS) 2007 that reviewed the current status of the joint Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)/Association for Information Systems (AIS) undergraduate information systems model curriculum revision project. After providing a brief historical overview of IS model curricula and describing the reasons why a revision is overdue, the paper focuses on three main aspects of the current revision proposal. These include: 1) extending the reach and applicability of the curriculum model beyond business schools and making it a genuinely global model; 2) separating core topics from career track electives and including career tracks in the model; and 3) revising the curriculum development model to be significantly more inclusive using modern Web-based technologies.

Main Author: Topi, Heikki.
Other Authors: Kaiser, Kate M., Sipior, Janice C., Wright, Ryan T., Valacich, Joseph S., Nunamaker, Jr, J. F., de Vreede, Gert-Jan.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2007
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