ERIC Number: ED422947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Developing a Computer Information Systems Curriculum Based on an Industry Needs Survey.
Ghafarian, Ahmad; Sisk, Kathy A.
This paper details experiences in developing an undergraduate Computer Information Systems (CIS) curriculum at a small liberal arts school. The development of the program was based on the study of needs assessment. Findings were based on the analysis of four sources of data: the results of an industry needs survey, data from a needs assessment project of the University System of Georgia, Georgia Department of Labor occupational projection until the year 2005, and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational projection until 2005. The task of developing the CIS program was broken into six phases: (1) performing needs assessment; (2) defining goals and objectives of the program; (3) identifying CIS curriculum guidelines and other sources of feedback; (4) planning for human and equipment resources needed for the program; (5) studying target students; and (6) developing the curriculum. Details of the curriculum and its characteristics are presented and compared with other similar curricula. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia