Panel - Academic trends, challenges, and opportunities for IT programs in today's evolving environment

Indira R. Guzman, Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown, Diane Lending, Greg Brierly, Chino Rao, Johanna L. Birkland

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Abstract

How do academic programs in information technology (IT) react to the new challenges of the evolving environment and multiple stakeholders (accreditation bodies, types of schools, nontraditional students, to name a few)? As an example, according to CIO.com, in the year 2020, technical expertise will no longer be the sole province of the IT department. Employees throughout the organization will understand how to use technology to do their jobs. This extends IT development issues beyond internal training for the IT department, or even traditional entry level or Master's MIS programs found in business schools. New IT graduates need to have a different set of skills; but in addition, non-traditional entrants to the profession, existing IT employees, and mid-career IT professionals are also seeking development opportunities that our academic institutions aim to address.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMIS CPR 2011 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference
Pages152-153
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 17 2011
Event49th Annual Computer Personnel Research Conference, ACM SIGMIS CPR 2011 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: May 19 2011May 21 2011

Publication series

NameSIGMIS CPR 2011 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference

Other

Other49th Annual Computer Personnel Research Conference, ACM SIGMIS CPR 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period5/19/115/21/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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