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Executive Summary The chronic and severe shortage of skilled Information Technology (IT) workers is well documented. At the same time, many regional and national governments have made the provision of information technology services an important element in their economic development strategies. It is against this background that Georgia Southern University… (More)
Despite the fact that demand for employees with skills in computing still exceeds supply, there has been a steady decline in the number of women entering and graduating from computer science programs. Many attempts have been made to remedy the situation. A recurrent theme for both engineering and computer science programs is that programs can be made more… (More)
Students selecting information-based degree programs such as Information Systems (IS), Computer Science (CS), and Information Technology (IT) are entering into rigorous programs comprised of demanding classes. On the surface it would seem that these students would be aware of the skills and/or attributes needed for success in these difficult programs. It… (More)
Programs in Information Technology (IT) have begun at many universities over the past decade and many are now eager for accreditation. This paper describes the activities undertaken in preparation for accreditation of IT programs by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Much emphasis has been placed on the core curriculum for the computer science major and this topic has been the focus of reports by the ACM and prominent educators (1, 4). Little attention seems to have been given, until recently, to the needs of the student not wishing to major in computer science but desiring an introduction to the discipline and an… (More)
Students selecting information-based degree programs such as Information Systems (IS), Computer Science (CS), and Information Technology (IT) are entering into programs comprised of many analytical and technical classes. It would seem that if these programs are meeting their objectives, the skills and attributes these students believe lead to academic… (More)
This panel will feature four speakers with an in-depth knowledge of accreditation and continuous improvement. It will be used both to inform the audience of some of the changes that are likely to occur in IT accreditation criteria in the near future and to seek feedback on specific accreditation-related questions.