Volume 4

Volume 4, Number 47

August 3, 2006

32 pages1987 K bytes

DAMA Foundation Model Curriculum Framework for Post Secondary Education Programs in Data Resource Management

Deborah Henderson
DAMA International and DAMA Foundation
Bellevue, WA 98006 USA

Patricia Cupoli
DAMA International Foundation
Des Plaines, IL 60018 USA

Anne-Marie Smith
DAMA International Foundation
Mantua, NJ 08051 USA

Eva Smith
DAMA International Foundation
Lynnwood, WA 98036 USA

Jeff Hoffer
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH 45469 USA

Abstract: Over the years, many curricula have been developed for various information and computing disciplines. However, the majority of these documents have concentrated on technologies and products – not on the concepts of data and information as a resource to be managed. Emerging international law on acceptable information handling make the case for better basic education in data resource management. The lack of attention to the information asset has been cited as one reason for a lack of understanding of the value of an organization’s data to the overall performance of the company. With the development of a curriculum framework for the Data Management professional, the Data Management Association (DAMA) hopes to increase the awareness of the importance of data and information as valuable, manageable resources. Courses and programs developed around this framework may serve as a foundational education for certification as a Data Management Professional (CDMP) and other formal certifications.

Keywords: DAMA, data resource management, model curriculum, data management curriculum, curriculum framework, information resource management, education

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Recommended Citation: Henderson, Cupoli, Smith, et al (2006). DAMA Foundation Model Curriculum Framework for Post Secondary Education Programs in Data Resource Management. Information Systems Education Journal, 4 (47). http://isedj.org/4/47/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2005: §3562. ISSN: 1542-7382.)