Report of the EDSIG CIS Curriculum Task Group: Status; Immediate Issues - Mapping Body of Knowledge to Exit Objectives; Call for Participation
Bart Longenecker University of South Alabama
Jeffry Stephen Babb West Texas A&M University
Leslie Waguespack Bentley University
William Tastle Ithaca College
Jeff Landry University of South Alabama
Objectives This is a status report of the ongoing efforts of the task group sponsored by the EDSIG Standing Committee on Curricular Matters studying the curricular content of academic programs focusing on the preparation of professional IS developers.
Task Force focus to date:
1) Identifying and ranking IS development skills derived from industry studies of professional practice,
2) Assessing the industry skills coverage of published curricular guidelines in computing,
3) Aligning learning outcomes with world class software development skills (Best practice in requirement and systems analysis, design, programming, and project management),
4) Curriculum/pedagogy design based upon skills-based exit specifications.
A brief review of the working Body of Knowledge and Curriculum Objectives is presented as a basis for group and audience discussion.
Over and above reporting their progress, the task group seeks to recruit EDSIG members to join the task group's work through collaborative initiatives that advance this curricular study while involving a wide range of IS and computing academic professionals.
Targeted Attendees IS Educators and Practitioners interested in the alignment of curricula with the skill sets of IS developers in professional practice.
Recommended Citation: Longenecker, B., Babb, J. S., Waguespack, L., Tastle, W., Landry, J., (2015). Report of the EDSIG CIS Curriculum Task Group: Status; Immediate Issues - Mapping Body of Knowledge to Exit Objectives; Call for Participation
. Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference, (2015) n.3556, Wilmington, NC.