Journal of Information Systems Education


The Data Processing Management Association (DPMA) developed a model curriculum for the education of business computer students in 1981. One element of this curriculum was directed toward four-year colleges and universities. Since that time, hundreds of colleges and universities have adopted this model for use in their compute program. Because the DPMA will be issuing updates to this curriculum as an on-going process, some knowledge about the types of institutions that have adopted the model curriculum may be helpful in insuring that new changes are accepted. Research in the adopting of innovations, such as a curriculum, for example, has shown that the more you know about a potential adopter, the better able you are to develop strategies for adoption of your product. A survey of adopting institutions was used to form a profile of adopting institutions. The results are presented in this study.



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