The increased level of accountability in higher education has prompted many vomputer-related programs to seek accreditation. As accrediting agencies continue to define and refine exactly what these degrees should entail, institutions struggle with the decisions of aligning their curriculum with a dynamic set of standards set by an outside agency, focusing on the needs identified by their own assessment data, or attempting to marry the two. This paper details how one institution completed comprehensive reviews of their curriculum under two different projects: Expanding Pathways for Educational Development and Information Technology Experiences, an NSF-funded research project investigation and examination of curriculum and regional needs and an ABET evaluation and site visit. The focus of this report is to inform others of local efforts that may be replicated on their campuses, share findings that may be of use to others in similarly situated circumstances, and add to the assessment and accreditation dialog.
Dodson, Tracie M. and Giorcelli, Rebecca J., "Curriculum Decisions: Assessing and Updating IS Curriculum" (2008). AMCIS 2008 Proceedings. 124.