In the fall of 1999, I did a survey of faculty members to determine the current status and content of database courses. The results from forty-five returns showed that twenty schools did not require a database course on the undergraduate or graduate level and three schools did not even offer a database course. The content and location of the database courses that were offered varied. The database course resided in the computer science or information systems department. The main topics covered were SQL, database design and modeling, and all aspects of the relational model. Not one survey response included data warehousing or data mining as a standard topic (some of the new database texts contain a chapter on data warehousing). Data warehousing was included in one course, if time permitted. These results led me to focus on two questions: Should data warehousing, data mining and other current data management topics be included in the curriculum? And where should these data management topics be included in the curriculum?
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