Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS)


Effective use of information systems and modern business processes in private, public, and not-for-profit organizations is essential for them to become and remain successful enterprises. Higher education institutions often face challenges in keeping curriculum up-to-date as well as recruiting qualified faculty who can rapidly develop and deliver curriculum that prepares graduates who can utilize newer technologies, business models and processes. When developing new curriculum, we need to focus on our two main stakeholders – students and employers. Our evolving workforce needs and requires lifelong learning. Academic institutions need to adapt to these rapid changes and be agile and flexible in curriculum development and delivery. Several studies have looked at the knowledge and skill set of the current MIS graduates and future MIS professionals. Issues of rapid updating of curriculum and securing qualified faculty are a bit murkier and not addressed adequately in the MIS curriculum related literature. The current gap in expectations is difficult to fill with the traditional curriculum development and implementation cycle. We address these critical issues and suggest possible solutions.




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