Retrofitting generic graduate attributes: a case-study of information systems undergraduate programs

Toleman, Mark and Roberts, Dave and Ryan, Charmaine (2004) Retrofitting generic graduate attributes: a case-study of information systems undergraduate programs. In: 2004 Informing Science + Information Technology Education Joint Conference (InSITE 2004), 25-28 June 2004, Rockhampton, Australia.

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[Abstract]: This paper discusses how a set of ‘mandated’ generic graduate attributes were incorporated, by a retrofit, into an IS undergraduate degree program. The current challenge is to implement these attributes completely by matching them to course objectives, by explicitly including and assessing them, and by refining teaching and learning strategies to be cognisant of them. Other considerations identified are the extent to which these attributes actually suit the needs of IT/business graduates (including those contemplating postgraduate study), employers of IS graduates, and professional bodies. Attributes not addressed in the generic set are also considered as are attributes students possess prior to beginning degree studies.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited with blanket permission of publisher.
Depositing User: Mrs Rae Jones
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2009 23:08
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: generic graduate attributes, generic attributes, graduate attributes, information systems graduates, assessment, information systems curriculum
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5190

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