Alumni surveys provide useful ways to evaluate the effectiveness of current programs and to provide direction for program modifications. A recent survey of alumni of a Pacific Northwest university undergraduate IS program reveals that they view communication skills and data communication, network and client server skills highly. Group Projects with Real Clients was the highest rated topic for the alumni respondents. Further analysis of the data shows that responses are highly tied to the current IS position and focus of the respondent. As schools evaluate their programs via alumni surveys, they should be aware of this influence.
Byers, C. Randall and Over, David Van
"What to Teach in an Information Systems Curriculum: Depends on Who You Ask!,"
Journal of Information Systems Education: Vol. 8
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