Gayle J. Yaverbaum

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This study investigates the characteristics of end users within the context of their environments. End users are defined as those persons who interact with a computer as part of their job but are not programmers or analysts. The Job Diagnostic Survey (JDS) developed by Greg Oldham and J. Richard Hackman, is appfied to 84 end users in 15 companies to discern(More)
Higher education in the United States has recently come under pressure from federal and state legislatures for failing to provide “value for money” because of an alleged lack of accountability and quality [U.S. Department of Education 2006]. This article will argue that, contrary to this view, institutes of higher learning have a rigorous quality assurance(More)
I N T R O D U C T I O N Increasing pressures to contain the spiraling costs of education, along with new advances in technology, have resulted in a burgeoning interest in technology use in education and training. Jerram [1] depicts multimedia as a phenomenon that will continue to grow simply because traditional instructor training is extremely expensive.(More)
The Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET evaluates programs utilizing outcomes-based assessment methods. To better support the outcome-based accreditation concept, the proposed new computing accreditation criteria do not include detailed curriculum standards. Instead, they expect programs to clearly define program outcomes and objectives,(More)
The first pilot Information Systems accreditation visit is occurring in Fall 2001. Many programs will apply for IS accreditation the following year, the 2002-03 accreditation cycle. This session will discuss the process for preparing for an accreditation visit. The discussion will include a planning timeline, preparation of the self-study and arranging(More)
The Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET has proposed new, outcomes-based criteria to accredit programs under the commission’s jurisdiction. These programs include computer science, information systems, and information technology. The criteria follow the new structure of so-called “general criteria,” components of criteria that apply to any(More)
Last year a delegation of international computer professionals with interests in computer science education participated in an information exchange with colleagues in the People's Republic of China. The delegation's experiences suggest that the Chinese have made substantial progress in some aspects of computer science education since late 1982, but that(More)