Barry M. Lunt

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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)
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)
As we have implemented our Information Technology program, several issues have arisen as to sequencing of core concepts. There is general consensus that 5 key areas of IT in 2002 are: Programming, Networking, Web Systems, Databases, and Human Computer Interfacing. Initially we thought of IT as a "breadth" rather than "depth" coverage of topics from Computer(More)
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 programs in IT that(More)
The field of Information Technology has grown rapidly since the World-Wide Web dramatically expanded applications of the Internet in the mid-90s. While the United States has taken a leading role in defining the IT curriculum and accreditation standards, there is much work on the international scale in IT programs around the world.This paper will provide an(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 purpose of this paper is to establish a ranking for scholarly outlets for those publishing in the field of information technology. Many well-established disciplines have a number of outlets for scholarly work, including archival journals, conference proceedings, and periodicals. These outlets are well-known within the discipline, and many have a(More)
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 formalization of Information Technology as an accredited academic discipline. The effort has evolved into SIGITE, the ACM SIG for Information Technology Education. During this period(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)