Academic and industry collaborations can help improve computing curricula and student learning experiences. Such collaborations are formally encouraged by accreditation standards. Through the auspices of ACM and IEEE-CS, the IT2017 task group is updating curriculum guidelines for information technology undergraduate degree programs, similar to the regular updates for other computing disciplines. The task group surveyed curriculum preferences of both faculty and industry. The authors, with the group's cooperation, compare US faculty and US industry preferences in mathematics, IT knowledge areas, and student workplace skill sets. Faculty and industry share common ground, which supports optimism about their productive collaboration, but are also distinct enough to justify the effort of actively coordinating with each other.
Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges
ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)
Mihaela Sabin, Paul Snow, and Barbara Viola, Industry and faculty surveys call for increased collaboration to prepare information technology graduates, Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 31 (2016), no. 6, 70–78.
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