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ERIC Number: EJ832860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1055-3096
Information Systems Enrollments: Challenges and Strategies
Granger, Mary J.; Dick, Geoffrey; Jacobson, Carolyn McKinnell; Van Slyke, Craig
Journal of Information Systems Education, v18 n3 p303-311 2007
Since the late 1990s, enrollments in Information Technology and Information Systems-related academic programs have declined sharply. This paper addresses possible causes of the enrollment decline, and some of the "myths" regarding careers in IT/IS are dispelled. A number of efforts underway at various universities and professional organizations in the areas of redesigning core curriculum and developing secondary programs are described as well as marketing and promotion approaches. Finally, the authors call for more cooperative and coordinated efforts to address the underlying problems that have led to the current enrollment declines. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). c/o Al Harris, JISE Editor, Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. Tel: 828-262-6180; Fax: 828-262-6190; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A