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Recommended Citation: Feinstein, D L.  Accreditation Computing Criteria: An Evolution.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2009, v 26 (Washington DC): §4143. ISSN: 1542-7382.

Accreditation Computing Criteria: An Evolution

Refereed5 pages
David L. Feinstein    [a1] [a2]
School of Computing and Information Sciences
University of South Alabama    [u1] [u2]
Mobile, Alabama, USA    [c1] [c2]

Accreditation Criteria have evolved from the 1930s to the present. Two main trends have driven this evolution. The first is a change from a prescriptive approach to an outcomes based view. The second is a desire on the part of ABET to have the criteria aligned between the four Commissions. This trend has given the programs much more latitude in the way they approach accreditation while the second has made it convenient for institutions that may have multiple programs that are accredited by different Commissions. This paper will inspect how the criteria have changed over time. Attention will be given to the criteria for computing programs in general and specifically information systems.

Keywords: accreditation, criteria, ABET, CSAB, CAC

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