Program accreditation has been a very effective mechanism for assisting in quality assurance in programs in many disciplines, particularly at the baccalaureate level. Computer Science programs have been accredited by the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB) beginning in 1986. Now over 150 computer science programs are accredited and more programs seek accreditation each year . Since its inception, CSAB has been interested in expanding program accreditation beyond Computer Science. With funding from a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Criteria have been developed for accreditation of programs in Information Systems. These Criteria will be presented to CSAB in July 2000 in the hope that they will approve the Criteria and authorize several pilot accreditation visits for the Fall of 2001, thereby allowing the possibility of accreditation of a few programs beginning in July 2002.
Lidtke, Doris K.; Gorgone, John; Feinstein, David L.; and Valacich, Joseph S., "Information Systems Accreditation Criteria for August 2000" (2000). AMCIS 2000 Proceedings. 259.