Integrating professionalism and workplace issues into the computing and information technology curriculum

Joyce Currie Little, Norbert J. Kubilus, Mary J. Granger, Susan K. Lippert, Roger Boyle, W. Michael McCracken, Jill Gerhardt-Powals, Grazyna Paliwoda, John Impagliazzo, Piotr Soja, Carol Janik

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Abstract

Educators in computing and information technology (CIT) suggest a need for graduates going into the workplace to have a better understanding of professionalism and workplace issues. It is not enough for graduates to have technical capabilities. They must understand many aspects of CIT as a discipline. They should be aware of the various types of CIT educational programs, different job titles and functions, and some aspects of the employment supply and demand. They should be aware of the need for each computing worker to have professional responsibility for their work, and an awareness of the importance of appropriate ethical behavior in the group. They must also have an awareness of the impact of information technology on society as a whole and on individuals, and be prepared to handle a variety of issues arising in the workplace. This paper provides a rationale for the inclusion of professionalism in the CIT curriculum. It focuses on the responsibilities of CIT instructors and provides material to assist carrying out this obligation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-120
Number of pages15
JournalAnnual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE
VolumePart F129195
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Annual SIGCSE/SIGCUE Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE 1999 - Cracow, Poland
Duration: 27 Jun 199930 Jun 1999

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