Maintaining and growing interest in information systems (IS) courses and enrollment in the IS major continues to be a significant concern for university information systems departments. Research in this area understandably focuses on the content of the IS curriculum: the courses to be included, the topics to be taught in those courses, and specific teaching techniques and examples to be employed in the classroom. We argue that alongside these considerations of content, it is critical to examine the connections between these curricular elements and the interests and activities of key stakeholders in the university community including, for example, faculty and their research interests, alumni, employers, and students and their cocurricular interests. We briefly point to existing examples of this focus on connections in existing research and then describe how this focus on connections is put into practice in our university’s information systems curriculum.
Gallaugher, John and Wyner, George, "Case Study: Content and Connections in the Information Systems Curriculum" (2016). Proceedings of the 2016 AIS SIGED International Conference on Information Systems Education and Research. 2.