Volume 7

Volume 7, Number 16

March 30, 2009

13 pages637 K bytes

Implementing Ethical and Legal Issues in an ABET Accredited IS Program

Daniel Farkas
Pace University
Pleasantville, NY 10570 USA

John C. Molluzzo
Pace University
New York, NY 10038 USA

Abstract: In response to academic, professional and accreditation demands and requirements, it is clear that IS program curricula must address issues related to professional practice. (AACSB, 2006; ABET, 2007; IS 2002, 2007) These include management, ethics and values, written and oral communication, professional responsibility and an understanding of legal issues. The difficulty for IS programs (and other technical disciplines), is that these “soft” subjects are not emphasized by the required course load or educational material and textbooks that support them. In some sense, it requires rethinking the curriculum to insure that IS program graduates learn these educational objectives and outcomes. This paper describes how this can be accomplished (and was accomplished) as a result of preparing for ABET program accreditation for Information Systems.

Keywords: Accreditation, ABET, AASCB, Ethics, Legal Issues

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Recommended Citation: Farkas and Molluzzo (2009). Implementing Ethical and Legal Issues in an ABET Accredited IS Program. Information Systems Education Journal, 7 (16). http://isedj.org/7/16/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2007: §2513. ISSN: 1542-7382.)