Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

MIS Program Assessment: A Functional Perspective

Assessing student learning within Management Information Systems (MIS) is particularly challenging since MIS is a multidisciplinary, professionally oriented subject. Following a review of the guidelines and recommendations of AACSB International, ABET and ETS, this paper adds to the literature by proposing a conceptual framework that identifies key constructs essential to MIS professionals. It then discusses the constituent knowledge and skill areas for each identified construct and shows how they can be mapped into the 2002 Model MIS Curriculum. Finally, the paper offers an example of how to apply the proposed framework in designing an MIS curriculum. This study can help address faculty and administrators' concerns regarding setting MIS learning goals, designing and revising MIS curriculum, developing assessment measures and instruments, and utilizing assessment results for the purpose of assurance of learning.