Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems (JMWAIS)


The Journal of the Midwest Association for Information Systems has, since its inception, played a role in publishing manuscripts focused on positive societal impact in the Midwest and beyond. This paper discusses current AACSB, ACBSP, and ABET accreditation standards focused on societal impact and offers examples of manuscripts published in the journal categorized by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which is suggested as a taxonomy for societal impact by AACSB accreditation standards. Suggestions for future manuscripts are then offered to interested information systems faculty who are seeking an outlet for manuscripts reporting their curricular, scholarly, and other activities with societal impact. Potential focus areas suggested for future work include the elimination of the digital divide, measuring and reporting social mobility index, the use of information systems to support the development of resilient agriculture, the use of information systems to monitor and improve water quality, high impact teaching practices and information systems curriculum innovations, gender equality in information systems education and practice, eliminating or at least reducing the learning equity gap, and remote and hybrid work arrangements.




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