Communication And Research Skills In The Information Systems Curriculum: A Method Of Assessment

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Paul J. Lazarony
Donna A. Driscoll

Keywords

Information Systems, Assessment, Communication, Research

Abstract

Assessment of learning goals has become the norm in business programs in higher education across the country.  This paper offers a methodology for the assessment of both communication skills and research skills within a curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Program.  Program level learning goals assessed in this paper are: (1) To be able to effectively communicate complex information system and business concepts both orally and in writing, (2)  To be able to do research of the IS literature that will allow life-long learning in the field, and (3) To understand both individual and group dynamics of project teams.   The discussion of each of the three learning goals includes: (1) the assessment methodology, (2) the assessment results and (3) recommendations on how to close-the-loop. 

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