Journal of Information Systems Education


The rapid changes that are currently occurring in the information technology field are challenging our educational institutions as they have never been challenged before. A common complaint heard from business leaders is that computer courses offered in educational institutions are not relevant to the needs of business. The Data Processing Management Association (DPMA) has attempted to bridge this computer education gap by developing a national model computer curriculum for the education of business computer students. However, faculty familiarity with the DPMA model in adopting institutions was uncertain. Therefore, a survey of computer systems faculty in institutions that adopted the model curriculum was undertaken. The results of the survey indicate that certain variables are related to the degree of computer faculty familiarity with the model curriculum. These variables are discussed in this study.



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