A Theory of Change Framework for Developing Cross-Faculty Programs: An Information Systems Perspective
Information systems (IS) is a discipline that draws upon many other disciplines to bridge theory and practice and address the information and knowledge needs of individuals, organisations and society. We propose that an ideal education in IS would be delivered via cross-faculty programs of study that are not combinations of units from different faculties and disciplines, but programs which include a coherent and cohesive set of units co-designed and co-delivered by teaching staff from more than one faculty. This allows students, and teachers, to appreciate the different content and perspectives within the same context, as they will experience in the workplace, and allow them to develop deeper understandings of the complexity that can arise in their roles as mediators and communicators in finding appropriate IT solutions. Such a model poses a radical change, and thus the framework we offer uses a ‘theory of change’ agenda.
Richards, Deborah and Marrone, Mauricio, "A Theory of Change Framework for Developing Cross-Faculty Programs: An Information Systems Perspective" (2012). ACIS 2012 Proceedings. 18.