Survival Mode: The Stresses and Strains of Computing Curricula Review

Grace Tan, Anne Therese Venables
2008 Journal of Information Technology Education Innovations in Practice  
Executive Summary In an ideal world, review and changes to computing curricula should be driven solely by academic concerns for the needs of students. T he process should be informed by industry accreditation processes and international best practice (Hurst et al., 2001) . However, Australian computing curricular review is often driven by the need for financial viability of programs with declining student numbers as much as concerns for academic merit. Computing Curricula Review IIP -34
more » ... iew IIP -34 interests, and thirdly to capitalize on historical strengths. Through these specializations, the program offers prospective students the necessary skills needed for future predicted employment shortages. With adequate marketing, it is hoped that the proposed new structure will allow for quick responses to external positive changes in demand and thus attract student interest.
doi:10.28945/196 fatcat:ucedjzouefgwxbwswgc7kidwte