ERIC Number: EJ1063311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
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Assurance of Learning in the MIS Program
Harper, Jeffrey S.; Harder, Joseph T.
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v7 n2 p489-504 Jul 2009
This article describes the development of a systematic and practical methodology for assessing program effectiveness and monitoring student development in undergraduate decision sciences programs. The model we present is based on a student's progression through learning stages associated with four key competencies: technical, analytical, communicative, and managerial. Key learning activities are embedded in major courses, resulting in clear and documented demonstrated abilities from the student. The work is based upon what is formally known about student outcomes assessment and input from our own Management Information Systems (MIS) program stakeholders and accrediting bodies. The results of the assurance of learning model can be, in turn, used to refine curriculum and to meet accreditation standards.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Program Descriptions, Student Development, Progress Monitoring, Models, Competency Based Education, Learning Activities, Outcome Measures, Science Education, Communication Skills, Leadership, Thinking Skills, Science Process Skills
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