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In 2001, the ACM and the IEEE-CS published <i>Computing Curricula 2001</i> which contains curriculum recommendations for undergraduate programs in computer science. That report also called for additional discipline-specific volumes for each of computer engineering, information systems, and software engineering. In addition, it called for an <i>Overview(More)
Executive Summary A number of universities have recently started to add baccalaureate programs in Information Technology (IT) to their existing programs in Computer Science (CS) and (Management) Information Systems (IS). While some have welcomed this development, others have argued that (a) there are significant differences between the baccalaureate(More)
In recent years the SIGITE community has invested significant effort into developing IT accreditation standards. New draft general and program specific accreditation criteria were recently created. The Brigham Young University IT program is undergoing an accreditation visit in the near future as a pilot program. Although the IT criteria have not yet been(More)
The IT model curriculum represents an excellent starting point toward understanding more about IT as an academic discipline. The early 1990s saw the emergence of the Internet from the environs of the technical cognoscenti into the dot-com world with an interface for the masses. Additionally, the personal computer had reached the point that essentially(More)
Of all countries, China has perhaps the largest population of students who are studying computing as a 4-year university major program. Over the past few years, the Ministry of Education of China (MOEC) has been investigating the status of computing programs and looking for possible improvements to meet the needs of a country which is highly dynamic and is(More)
The last twenty years has seen the development of demand for a new type of computing professional , which has resulted in the emergence of the academic discipline of Information Technology (IT). Numerous colleges and universities across the country and abroad have responded by developing programs without the advantage of an existing model for guidance.(More)
Executive Summary In December 2001 a meeting of interested parties from fifteen four-year IT programs from the US along with representatives from IEEE, ACM, and ABET (CITC-1) began work on the formaliza-tion of Information Technology as an accredited academic discipline. The effort has evolved into SIGITE, the ACM SIG for Information Technology Education.(More)
30,000 qualified cyber-security specialists in the US Public Sector alone despite being one of the best financially compensated technology-related domains. Against ever evolving cyber-threats the need to graduate students skilled in the concepts and technologies of cyber-security is becoming a critical responsibility of academic institutions in order to(More)
The likelihood of IT surviving as an academically sound discipline is greatly enhanced if it can establish a distinct research agenda. While it is possible to establish a research agenda in a "top-down" version, this paper presents preliminary work being done using bottom-up analysis to the on-going discussion to define the meaning of Research in the(More)