Information Systems Education Conference
ISECON Proceedings

2010 ISECON Proceedings

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Panels/Discussions/Birds of a Feather

Incorporation of Skills and Graduate Characteristics into a Framework for Program Assessment and Accreditation

Bart Longenecker
University of South Alabama

Jeffry Babb
West Texas A&M University

Jeffrey Landry
University of South Alabama

J. Harold Pardue
University of South Alabama

Paul Leidig
Grand Valley State University

Bruce White
Quinnipiac University

Saturday - 10/30/2010 in Capitol 1 at 10:30 am

This panel will discuss a framework for Assessment and Accreditation of the IS2010 program. This framework is designed to facilitate assessment and accreditation based on the new ACM/AIS IS 2010 curriculum architecture compatible with the ABET model for assessment and with AACSB Assurance of Learning (AoL). In 1981 ACM developed an IS curriculum model. The DPMA developed competing models in 1981 and 1986. The DPMA developed IS’90 and invited former ACM members to participate. During the 90’s the DPMA became convinced industry terminology and focus had shifted and changed its name to the AITP. It co-sponsored IS’95, IS’97 and IS2002. Recently, an ACM/AIS task force developed the new IS2010. The later models, IS’97, 2002 have explicit skills in the curriculum guidelines. In this panel we will ask “should the skill set be updated”? This is necessary if the framework is to facilitate proof of student learning relevant to industry. Characteristics of graduates are addressed in these models as well. The panel will discuss the general mechanisms to support both ABET and AACSB AoL accreditation self studies. The panel will review structures that enable achievement of direct measures using either questions or rubrics. This session will discuss and review: 1. Definition of the framework including outcome and performance criteria, skills, and graduate characteristics. 2. Skills: stability and need for review 3. Attaching of IS2010 to the framework, and development of a university mappings to the framework. Keeping the framework up to date. 4. Utilizing the framework for assessment and accreditation of ABET and AACSB AoL programs

Integrating Cloud Computing, Green Computing, and Ethics into the MIS Model Curriculum

Mary Lind
North Carolina A&T State University

DeVaris Brown
Microsoft Corporation

John Humphrey
North Carolina A&T State University

Jules White
Virginia Tech

Joyce Little
Towson University

Friday - 10/29/2010 in Capitol 1 at 2:15 pm

Panel: Integrating Cloud Computing, Green Computing, and Ethics into the MIS Model Curriculum The MIS Model Curriculum has established a core framework for MIS pedagogy. As technology continues to evolve the landscape of computing evolves with these changes. This panel will address the emerging areas of “Green Computing” and “The Cloud”. Ethics is a major consideration for the model curriculum, and two experts in ethics instruction are on this panel. These emerging frameworks in MIS instruction will be discussed along with how to leverage these technologies to bring value added to the classroom. In particular “The Cloud” while being “green” can enable students to experience sophisticated computing platforms that may not be available at their university. Target Audience: MIS Educators Time: Mid-day Friday or Saturday

IS2010 Model Curriculum Core Assessment Examination – Supporting Institutional and Professional Development

Lynn McKell
Brigham Young University

Bruce White
Quinnipiac University

Kewal Dhariwal
Excelsior College

Thomas Hilton
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Friday - 10/29/2010 in Capitol 1 at 2:00 pm

Consistent with its continued long term support of IS Program Assessment, the ICCP Certification Council has created an assessment examination mapped to the new IS2010 Model Curriculum Core (IS2010MCC) outline and learning objectives. The examination has a dual purpose: 1. Assessment of Institutional Programs achievement of the learning objectives in the 2010 Model Curriculum Core. 2. Basis for the Information Systems Analyst (ISA) certification. This examination will be referred to as the “ISA Examination.” The panel presentation will: 1. Explain the work of the certification council in creating the new (2010) ISA examination 2. Describe the ISA Examination 3. Describe how the ISA Examination can be used in Institutional Assessment – including the analytical reports available from the ICCP. 4. Describe how the ISA Examination can be used by examinees to earn the ISA entry level vendor neutral certification. 5. Describe how an institution can access and administer the ISA Examination and use its results. With the accelerating emphasis on measurement of learning objectives in academia, the ISA Examination is well positioned to be a valuable strategic tool for IS program management.

Publishing in the Journal of Information Systems Education

S Kruck
James Madison University

Albert Harris
Appalachian State University

Ken Surendran
Southeast Missouri State University

Saturday - 10/30/2010 in Capitol 1 at 9:00 am

This Panel Session will discuss various aspects regarding opportunities for submitting and possibly getting papers published in the Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE), the leading academic journal in IS education. In addition, other ways to assist JISE will be addressed and discussed. In this session, several topics will be discussed, including (but not limited to): • Submitting papers to JISE (procedure, style format, etc.) • The review process • Opportunities, responsibilities, and rewards for being a reviewer • Opportunities, responsibilities, and rewards for being a Guest Editor for a Special Issue. ISECON attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and explore publishing opportunities with JISE. Panel members will answer questions and present helpful hints for potential authors. The journal is sponsored by EDSIG.

Stumbling Blocks in the Race to Embrace IS 2010

George Nezlek
Grand Valley State University

John Reynolds
Grand Valley State University

Jack Russell
Northwestern University

William Tastle
Ithaca College

Friday - 10/29/2010 in Capitol 1 at 11:00 am

Autonomous IS programs with relatively homogenous student populations face a relatively simpler task in integrating the IS 2010 guidelines into their curriculum. This panel will consider issues that confront programs that are not so fortunate, issues that are often overlooked. Specifically, we will consider the potential effects of the IS 2010 model curriculum on programs that: 1. offer multiple programs of study in one academic unit, including minors and majors other than IS, and are attempting to provide common core courses across multiple programs. 2. have significant international student participation and accompanying cultural implications. 3. are examining controlling inputs (other than IQ/SAT/GPA) to enhance major satisfaction and foster higher success / completion rates 4. are examining entry level or required courses outside IS 2010 guidelines for recruiting undecided students.

Volunteering / Improving EDSIG

Tom Janicki
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Don Colton
Brigham Young University Hawaii

Scott Hunsinger
Appalachian State University

Li-Jen Shannon
Sam Houston State University

Michael Smith
High Point University

Alan Peslak
Penn State University

Saturday - 10/30/2010 in Capitol 2/3 at 3:15 pm

This panel will solicit improvements and volunteers for EDSIG. In addition it will cover the new structure for ISEDJ and JISAR and seek volunteers.