Developing a curriculum based on an “outcomes-based education” paradigm presents the opportunity to demonstrate how a program of study is of value to business graduates. However, without taking the wider socio- political context of the program into account, a suitable curriculum can be developed which fails to demonstrate value. The first part of this paper reports on the progress of a project that aimed to develop educational outcome statements for an Information Management major in an undergraduate degree offered by an Australian Business School. Using concepts derived from Actor-Network Theory, the project is then examined in terms of how a variety of competing interests might be aligned into a stable network. This analysis contributes to the IS discipline through suggesting alternative strategies for raising the profile of the discipline within the wider community.
Letch, Nicholas and Randolph, Cherilyn, "Moving Beyond Educational Outcomes for a Major in Information Management: Exploring Strategies for Actor-Network Construction" (2005). ACIS 2005 Proceedings. Paper 64.