University of  Wisconsin 

 Eau Claire 

 

Information Systems Department
SYLLABUS

COURSE:

 IS 460, Seminar in Information Systems, 3 credits

INSTRUCTOR:
 
   Office:
    Office hours:
    E-mail:
    Phone:

 Dr. Thomas S. E. Hilton
 SSS 401
 daily 9:00 – 10:00a or by appointment
 HiltonTS@UWEC.edu
 715/836-3416

PREREQUISITE: 

 Take as a last-semester senior

 

COURSE GOALS: This course is designed to help IS majors in their last semester before graduation extend their understanding of the IS profession by studying aspects of it that are too new to be in textbooks and by integrating the content they have studied in prior courses. It covers all aspects of organizational information systems but emphasizes information systems management and the current state of the art. The course is highly integrative, including system design, system development, computer networks, database management, end-user computing issues, and other current topics. It is designed to correspond to Core Course 7 in the IS 2010 Model Curriculum. The course also dovetails with the Six Learning Goals & Outcomes of Education at UW-Eau Claire in the following manner:

 

GOAL

CLASS ACTIVITY/PRODUCT

1.

Knowledge of Human Culture and the Natural World

Research Report on State of the IS Art

2.

Creative and Critical Thinking

Project Management and Design Documents, Project Products

3.

Effective Communication

Presentations, Persuasive Essay

4.

Individual and Social Responsibility

Client Relations

5.

Respect for Diversity among People

Systems Analysis & Design

6.

Integrative Learning

Development Project


OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this course center on learning IS concepts not covered in other IS courses, refining understanding of vocabulary and concepts studied in other IS courses, understanding and doing current IS research, and engaging in professional communication:

1.      Refine and extend the post-graduate employment campaign.

2.      Integrate understanding of foundational IS concepts via the general systems view.

3.      Share research findings on the current state of selected aspects of the IS field.

4.      Develop a strategically important information system for a real client.

 

ACCOMMODATION OF DISABILITIES: Students with disabilities are encouraged to discuss their needs with the instructor, preferably during the first week of class. All reasonable accommodations will be made to see that disabilities do not restrict a student's opportunity to learn. Help is also available from the Disability Resource Center (Old Library 2136, phone 715/836-4542).

COMFORTABLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: UW-Eau Claire, the IS Department, and your instructor are all committed to maintaining a non-threatening learning environment for every student. All class members are thus to treat each other politely—both in word and deed. Offensive humor and unwanted personal advances are specifically forbidden. If you feel uncomfortable with a personal interaction related to this class, feel free to see the instructor for help in solving the problem. The dean of the College of Business and the UWEC Affirmative Action Office are also available to help as needed.

WORK REQUIRED FOR THE COURSE: The class is organized to have maximum participation by the students. Most course content will be taken from readings and presentations. Supplementary information will be added by the instructor and class members as needed. To complete course requirements, students will use e-mail, the Worldwide Web, the McIntyre Library, etc. They will also develop and deliver presentations, interact with team members and clients, and engage in system development and project management.

STUDENT EVALUATION: Students' grades in the course consist of the components listed next, each component contributing the indicated percentage of the total grade:

5%

Involvement with an I.S. Professional Society

5%

Persuasive Essay

10%

Class Participation

10%

Team Participation

10%

Research-Related Webpage and Quiz Items

10%

Webpage-Related Quizzes

15%

IS Research Presentation

  1% Initial Client Meeting Report

  2% Design Walkthrough Planning Meeting

  2% Design Walkthrough Approval Meeting

10% Design Walkthrough Presentation

35%

Information System Design Walkthrough

  1% Initial Client Meeting Report

  2% Design Walkthrough Planning Meeting

  2% Design Walkthrough Approval Meeting

  5% Use of SharePoint

25% Design Walkthrough Presentation

Information System for Client

Final Exit Survey and Assessment Exam

Ethical Conduct


Involvement with an I.S. Professional Society: It is virtually impossible to have a successful career in information systems without participating in a professional society. Active membership in a society such as AITP (via the IS-sponsored student chapter for instance) yields at least four benefits: contact with practicing professionals and potential employers, continuing education to stay current in the field, a forum for contributing ideas to the industry, and fun getting to know people like you. Hence, students are to be involved with a regional, national, or international professional society in the information systems field. To fulfill this requirement, students can show evidence of membership and participation (at least four hours during the semester) in such a society, or they can write a two- to three-page report describing an IS society they would join if they could and its potential benefits to their career. Membership in societies not in the information systems field (such as BUS, PBL, SHRM, APICS, BAP, SAS, etc.), while laudable, does not fulfill this requirement. Reports are due by the last regular class period. Late reports are normally not accepted. Reports are graded A/B/C/D/F on punctuality, content, organization, language mechanics, and format.

 

Persuasive Essay: In the course students will polish their understanding of the connections among the diverse content areas in their education. As part of summing up their college experience, students will write an essay defining and defending their opinion on an IS-related controversy of their choice (cleared beforehand with the instructor). Submissions will be graded on content, organization, language mechanics, and formatting (for the grading rubric, click here). Note that this essay is to be an opportunity to develop and substantiate your own professional opinion; while citing expert opinion and research is welcome, this is not to be a research paper where you report only what the experts think. Note also that you are to write this essay for IS 460; students are not to resubmit an essay from another class.

 

Class Participation: An important part of this class is practicing the use of appropriate vocabulary to discuss IS concepts and to learn from debate of current IS issues; all students are thus to attend all class sessions (this is University policy), participate vocally and regularly in class, and complete the quizzes associated with IS research presentations. Students should also come to every class prepared to evaluate and respond to each other's presentations. During the last week of regular classes before final exams, students are invited to e-mail the instructor with a self-assessment of their class participation. In their self-assessment they should treat at least these points:

·       how often they were absent or tardy

·       how attentive they were during class

·       how often they volunteered comments in class

·       whether they were polite to and honest with the instructor and their classmates

·       how well they contributed to their team

Students should bear in mind that a major objective in this class is to practice communicating professionally regarding IS issues: their e-mail message should thus be well written and their questions and comments well formed.

 

Team Participation: In conjunction with College-wide assessment efforts, you and your teammates will evaluate each other’s team participation. This evaluation will contribute a portion of your course grade. Here are the items by which you and your teammates will evaluate each other at the end of the course (responding on a “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree” scale):

Self:     S1. Overall, I communicated well with members of the team.                                            

            S2. I demonstrated good team member behavior (e.g., open, fair, trustworthy).                                       

            S3. I held myself and others accountable for ethical conduct in the team.                                     

            S4. Overall, I was an effective team member.                                             

            S5. Overall, my level of effectiveness as a team member has improved as a result of what I have learned and experienced in this team and in this course.                            

Peer:    P1. Overall, this person communicated well with members of the team.                                       

            P2. This person demonstrated good team member behavior (e.g., open, fair, trustworthy).                                             

            P3. This person held him/herself and others accountable for ethical conduct in the team.                                   

            P4. Overall, this person was an effective team member.                                        

            P5. I would want to work with this person on another team project.                                               

Team:  T1. Generally speaking, I was very satisfied with the team.                                     

            T2. This team could work well together for future projects.                                    

            T3. I never felt like quitting the team.                                              

            T4. To what extent does your team actively work to: Set goals for the team?                                            

            T5. Develop standards for acceptable team member performance?                                              

            T6. Balance the workload among our team members?                                           

            T7. Communicate well with each other?                                          

            T8. Show respect for one another?                                       

            T9. Coordinate our activities with one another?                                           

 

General Presentation Guidelines

As described in more detail in succeeding paragraphs, students will make three team-based presentations in the course: a 30-minute design walkthrough for the information system they are developing, a 30-minute in-depth analysis of the state of the art in an IS topic of their choice, and a 10-minute debrief of their completed information system development project. All presentations are to follow these guidelines:

1.      Gain approval of your topic from the instructor before investing lots of effort in it.

2.      Develop an outline of the presentation content as a team, and review it with the instructor as a team.

3.      Develop all presentation materials (e.g., PowerPoint file, web site, quiz, etc.).

4.      Each team member participates equally in the in-class presentation.

5.      Use visual aids and a web page.

6.      Critique the rehearsal of another team’s presentation outside class using the presentation grading sheet.

7.      Rehearse the presentation using a draft of your visual aids and web page for the team that agrees to critique you.

8.      In the presentation, dress, behave, accept input, and answer questions professionally.

9.      Receive the evaluations of the instructor and the other class members.

10.  As needed, meet with the instructor to resolve issues from the evaluations.

11.  Although the instructor has final authority for each presentation's grade, class members will also evaluate the presentation; these evaluations will form the basis of presenters' grades. Evaluations will be graded on content, organization, presentation style, and media use. See the presentation grading sheet at the end of this syllabus.


IS Research Presentation:
Each team will give an oral presentation to the rest of the class on their research project (see the list of possible topics for a few ideas). The 30-minute presentation will include the development of slides, quiz items (see below), and a web site (see below). Students will also take the quiz associated with each presentation except their own.


Quiz Items: Each student in the group will write at least five multiple-choice test items on the presentation (e.g., a three-person group would generate at least 15 test items). Test items should be addressed in the presentation and be written according to the guidelines for writing high-quality multiple-choice items. For each item, identify the correct answer and the content source. Once the test items are complete, e-mail them to your team members for feedback and revision (consider using the “track changes” feature of Word). Once all members of the team have reviewed and approved all the items written for their presentation, link them to the presentation web page (see below). Test items are due one week after the presentation date. Once the items are posted to the Web, all class members should study the items for each presentation and e-mail questions regarding them to all the members of the presentation team that developed them. Presentation team members should consult with each other and the instructor as needed to generate a correct response to each question then modify test items, inform the class members, or take other appropriate action. The test items thus developed and revised will form the quiz that all students must complete as homework for the presentation. Test items are graded on content, language mechanics, and format.

Web Page: Team members will work together to create a simple, attractive web page in SharePoint that complements their IS research presentation. At minimum, the web site home page is to include the following components:

·         The presentation title, course name and section number, team members’ names and contact information, and the presentation date;

·         A one- or two-paragraph summary of the major ideas treated in the presentation;

·         A link (or other access directions) to the sources used by the team in preparing the presentation;

·         A link to the presentation aids (e.g., PowerPoint slides, test items, etc.) used in the presentation;

·         The quiz developed by the presentation team (also due one week after the presentation); and

The web page will be graded by the instructor per the criteria listed above.

Information System for Client: Throughout the semester, each team will complete a full information system development project for a community client approved by the instructor. This can be structured to fulfill the Service-Learning graduation requirement if needed. The project must incorporate all phases of the System Development Life Cycle: feasibility study, system analysis, design, development, testing, implementation (including user training and documentation), and maintenance. Team members will make two project-related presentations to the class during the semester: a) the initial system design walkthrough and b) a debrief presentation of the completed system; clients are encouraged to attend these presentations. Team members will participate in two interim planning meetings with the instructor during the development of the system. The systems are graded using the IS Project Evaluation Checklist. All project-related documentation is to be developed and stored in the project’s SharePoint site, and completed information systems are due in final form no later than the last regular class day before final exam week.

Final Exit Survey and Assessment Exam: Two assessment activities will comprise the final exam. The first is an exit survey, and the second is a multiple-choice vocabulary & concept exam covering all aspects of the IS field. Both the survey and exam will be administered online in class. The exit survey is internally developed and will take about 15 minutes of the last regular class period. The exam is provided through the Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals (ICCP), the most broadly recognized independent professional certification authority in the IS field, and is a three-hour timed exam. Both the survey and exam are for assessing the IS Department; hence, your performance on the test has no effect on your course grade. However, to pass this class you are required to complete the survey and the exam with a good-faith effort. Students who score 50% or higher on the exam qualify for ICCP certification at the Information Systems Analyst (ISA) level; students who score 75% or higher can count the exam toward ICCP certification at the Certified Computer Professional (CCP) level.

Ethical Conduct: To pass this course, students must behave in accordance with defined norms of professional ethics. In part, these include submitting assignments and arriving in class on time; doing your own work on assignments, reports, and tests; attending and participating in all class sessions; dressing appropriately; behaving collegially; and obeying the law. For more detail, see the IS Faculty and Student Ethical Standards.

 

 

IS 460
POSSIBLE TOPICS FOR RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

1.      Calculating the value of information or information systems

2.      Multi-core, parallel, quantum and other non-Von-Neumann computing architectures

3.      Social media in organizations—mechanisms, costs, benefits of chat, instant messaging, email, videoconferencing, Facebook, etc.

4.      Accessibility, robotics, and/or human performance augmentation via computers

5.      Mainframe and supercomputing platforms, costs, uses, sources, etc.

6.      Current and future computer programming languages; their use, benefits, problems, directions, etc.

7.      Strategic Planning for Information Systems:  Planning systems, design, implementation; advantages and disadvantages

8.      Computer Hardware—concepts/terms, trouble-shooting, assembly/disassembly, care/maintenance/security

9.      Communications—VOIP, POTS, wireless, wired communications; Internet and Web technologies, softphones, mobile

10.  Service Providers and Outsourcing of Information Services—providers; users; how it affects IT staffing

11.  Applications—Middleware and component software; enabling technologies for mobile Internet access

12.  Web services—what they are, how they impact companies, who the vendors are, how they are used

13.  Artificial Intelligence: its nature, applications, and issues

14.  Investment Strategies related to technology stocks.  Opportunities – what are they?  Should you buy into them?

15.  Ethical, social, or legal issues of computing

16.  ERP and CRM - related vendors such as Banner, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Nortel, Vantive, SAP, SalesForce, etc.

17.  Open-source software systems:  Pros & cons; future; capabilities; directions

18.  Alternatives to Windows operating systems—products, pros/cons, market share, vendors, users, etc.

19.  Role of IS in human resource management, accounting, finance, research/development, production, marketing, logistics/transportation, etc.

20.  E-business terms, concepts, and strategies

21.  Cloud, SOA, and other Web-centric architectures

22.  Acquiring software applications: deciding whether to build, buy, or borrow

23.  Non-PC personal computing: smart phones, tablets, wearables, implants, RFID tags, etc.

24.  Security, piracy, hacking, cyber-warfare

25.  What attracts people into the IS field? What causes them to leave? How to tell if someone will succeed in IS?

26.  Professional development, professional certifications, and professional organizations in the IS field

27.  Performance Reviews for IS Personnel

28.  Managing the IS function—organizational structure, job duties, strategic planning, leadership, CTO, CIO, etc.

29.  Equity in IT employment practices—age, gender, disability, etc.

30.  Costs & benefits of IP TV, online gaming, and other online entertainment

31.  Digital Convergence

32.  Big Data management and storage technologies

33.  Future input and output devices

34.  Gazillions of other topics as approved by the instructor

 

 

IS 460 Team Assignments

Team

Members

Development Project

Research Project

 

1

Nathan Hamann

Dustin Kalien

Kyle Kersten

Timothy Waldburger

POLS Department
Web Sites

Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing Ethics:
The Good, the Bad, and the Countermeasures

 

2

Elliot Johnson

Burke Lendl

Grant Nicolet

Research Citation
Web Site

Hacktivism:
Ethical Hacking—or Not?

 

3

Chelsea Fedie

Christopher Greene

Ryan Haley

Luther Park
Network Enhancement

Wearable Tech, Present & Future

 

4

Christian DelBianco Dooley

Joshua Hebel

Daniel Krebs

UWEC Spectator
iOS Mobile App

Data Brokers:
Selling—and Making?—Your Online Persona

 

5

Brian Franson

Shaughn Meixner
Hannah Rahmig

UWEC LTS
New Student PC Configuration Package

Storage Options for the 22nd Century

 

6

Chase Kraimer

Shane Meunier

Kevin Weiss

EverCode
Code for Kids!

3D Printing:

What It Is, Why You Should Care

 

7

Spencer Jaworski

Nathan Lauffenburger

Scott Voermans

Eau Claire Jazz
Adjudicator Web Help

US Career Opportunities in the IS Profession

 

8

Ricky Chiu

Benjamin Curran

Nathan Nelson

Eagle River Roasters
Higher Web Profile

The New Supercomputing:
Not Just for Science Any More

9

Timothy Getzin

Melissa Wesenick

Thomas Yang

Continuing Education
Database Reports

Device Charging Options

10

Kelly Kannel

Robert Lannon

Michael Reinecke

Blugold Beginnings
Database Reports

The Future of Wireless Networking

11

Anna Lee

Thai Lor

Aaron Polzin

Half Moon Education
Webinar System Design

The Evolution of Cyber-Warfare

12

Kevin Hoffman

Brian McClurg

Taylor Vanberkel

Phillips Senior Center
Membership System

Cryptocurrency: Hype or Hope?

 

 

SCHEDULE FOR IS 460

Day

Date

Topic

Team 1

Team 2

Team 3

Team 4

Team 5

Team 6

Team 7

Team 8

Team 9

Team 10

Team 11

Team 12

W

01/22

Course Introduction

Form Teams

Form Teams

Form Teams

Form Teams

Form Teams

Form Teams

Form Teams

Form Teams

Form Teams

Form Teams

Form Teams

Form Teams

M

01/27

General Systems Theory

Choose Clients

Choose Clients

Choose Clients

Choose Clients

Choose Clients

Choose Clients

Choose Clients

Choose Clients

Choose Clients

Choose Clients

Choose Clients

Choose Clients

W

01/29

Strategic Planning

 
IS Strategic Planning

Brainstorm Research Topics

Brainstorm Research Topics

Brainstorm Research Topics

Brainstorm Research Topics

Brainstorm Research Topics

Brainstorm Research Topics

Brainstorm Research Topics

Brainstorm Research Topics

Brainstorm Research Topics

Brainstorm Research Topics

Brainstorm Research Topics

Brainstorm Research Topics

M

02/03

IS Project Management

Initial
Client
Meeting

Initial
Client
Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

02/05

SharePoint Intro by Danielle Ryan

Career Fair!

Example DFD

Career Fair!

Example DFD

Career Fair!

Example DFD

 

Initial
Client
Meeting

Career Fair!

Example DFD

 

Initial
Client
Meeting

Career Fair!

Example DFD

Career Fair!

Example DFD

Career Fair!

Example DFD

Career Fair!

Example DFD

Career Fair!

Example DFD

Career Fair!

Example DFD

Career Fair!

Example DFD

Career Fair!

Example DFD

M

02/10

Systems Analysis & Design Documentation

Design
Walkthrough
Planning

Design
Walkthrough
Planning

 

Initial
Client
Meeting

Initial
Client
Meeting

 

 

 

 

W

02/12

Data Modeling and Database Design

 

Presentations

Web Pages

Test Items

Example Design Walkthrough Presentation

Example Design Walkthrough Presentation

 

 

Example Design Walkthrough Presentation

 

Design
Walkthrough
Planning

Example Design Walkthrough Presentation

 

Design
Walkthrough
Planning

Example Design Walkthrough Presentation

Example Design Walkthrough Presentation

Example Design Walkthrough Presentation

 

Initial
Client
Meeting

Example Design Walkthrough Presentation

 

Initial
Client
Meeting

Example Design Walkthrough Presentation

Example Design Walkthrough Presentation

Example Design Walkthrough Presentation

Example Design Walkthrough Presentation

M

02/17

Justifying Projects: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Design
Walkthrough
Approval

Design
Walkthrough
Approval

 

 

Design
Walkthrough
Planning

Design
Walkthrough
Planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

02/19

Information Ethics

 

Design
Walkthrough
Approval

Design
Walkthrough
Approval

 

 

Design
Walkthrough
Planning

Design
Walkthrough
Planning

 

 

 

 

M

02/24

IS Careers

Rachel Nordin HighJump SW

Design
Walkthrough
Rehearsal

Design
Walkthrough
Rehearsal

 

 

Design
Walkthrough
Approval

Design
Walkthrough
Approval

 

 

Initial
Client
Meeting

Initial
Client
Meeting

 

 

W

02/26

Information Assurance

 

Design
Walkthrough
Rehearsal

Design
Walkthrough
Rehearsal

 

 

Design
Walkthrough
Approval

Design
Walkthrough
Approval

 

 

Initial
Client
Meeting

Initial
Client
Meeting

M

03/03

Teams 1 & 2 Design Walkthroughs

Design
Walkthrough
Presentation

Design
Walkthrough
Presentation

 

Design
Walkthrough
Rehearsal

Design
Walkthrough
Rehearsal

 

 

Design
Walkthrough
Planning

Design
Walkthrough
Planning

 

 

W

03/05

Teams 3 & 4 Design
Walkthroughs

Design
Walkthrough
Presentation

Design
Walkthrough
Presentation

 

 

Design
Walkthrough
Rehearsal

Design
Walkthrough
Rehearsal

 

 

Design
Walkthrough
Planning

Design
Walkthrough
Planning

M

03/10

Teams 5 & 6
Design
Walkthroughs

IS Research Topic
Approval

IS Research Topic
Approval

 

Design
Walkthrough
Presentation

Design
Walkthrough
Presentation

 

Design
Walkthrough
Approval

Design
Walkthrough
Approval

 

 

W

03/12

Teams 7 & 8 Design
Walkthroughs

 

IS Research
Topic Approval

IS Research
Topic Approval

IS Research
Topic Approval

IS Research
Topic Approval

Design
Walkthrough
Presentation

Design
Walkthrough
Presentation

 

 

Design
Walkthrough
Approval

Design
Walkthrough
Approval

M

03/17

Spring Break

No Class

 

 

 

 

 

Design
Walkthrough
Rehearsal

Design
Walkthrough
Rehearsal

 

 

W

03/19

Spring Break

No Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design
Walkthrough
Rehearsal

Design
Walkthrough
Rehearsal

M

03/24

Teams 9 & 10
Design Walkthroughs

IS Research
Presentation
Planning

IS Research
Presentation
Planning

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design
Walkthrough
Presentation

Design
Walkthrough
Presentation

 

 

W

03/26

Teams 11 & 12
Design Walkthroughs

 

 

IS Research
Presentation
Planning

IS Research
Presentation
Planning

 

 

IS Research Topic
Approval

IS Research Topic
Approval

 

 

Design
Walkthrough
Presentation

Design
Walkthrough
Presentation

M

03/31

SharePoint Websites
by Danielle Ryan

IS Research
Presentation
Approval

IS Research
Presentation
Approval

 

 

IS Research
Presentation
Planning

IS Research
Presentation
Planning

 

 

IS Research Topic
Approval

IS Research Topic
Approval

 

 

W

04/02

 

 

 

IS Research
Presentation
Approval

IS Research
Presentation
Approval

 

 

IS Research
Presentation
Planning

IS Research
Presentation
Planning

 

 

IS Research Topic
Approval

IS Research Topic
Approval

M

04/07

 

IS Research Presentation Rehearsal

IS Research
Presentation
Rehearsal

 

 

IS Research
Presentation
Approval

IS Research
Presentation
Approval

 

 

IS Research
Presentation
Planning

IS Research
Presentation
Planning

 

 

W

04/09

 

 

 

IS Research
Presentation
Rehearsal

IS Research
Presentation
Rehearsal

 

 

IS Research
Presentation
Approval

IS Research
Presentation
Approval

 

 

IS Research
Presentation
Planning

IS Research
Presentation
Planning

M

04/14

Teams 1 & 2 Research Presentations

IS Research
Presentation

 

IS Research
Presentation

 

 

IS Research
Presentation
Rehearsal

IS Research
Presentation
Rehearsal

 

 

IS Research
Presentation
Approval

IS Research
Presentation
Approval

 

 

W

04/16

Teams 3 & 4
Research Presentations

 

 

IS Research
Presentation

IS Research
Presentation

 

 

IS Research
Presentation
Rehearsal

IS Research
Presentation
Rehearsal

 

 

IS Research
Presentation
Approval

IS Research
Presentation
Approval

M

04/21

Teams 5 & 6
Research
Presentations

Research Website &
Quiz Online

Research Website &
Quiz Online

 

 

IS Research
Presentation

IS Research
Presentation

 

 

IS Research
Presentation
Rehearsal

IS Research
Presentation
Rehearsal

 

 

W

04/23

Teams 7 & 8
Research Presentations

 

 

Research Website &
Quiz Online

Research Website &
Quiz Online

 

 

IS Research
Presentation

IS Research
Presentation

 

 

IS Research
Presentation
Rehearsal

IS Research
Presentation
Rehearsal

M

04/28

Teams 9 & 10 Research Presentations

 

 

 

 

Research Website &
Quiz Online

Research Website &
Quiz Online

 

 

IS Research
Presentation

IS Research
Presentation

 

 

T

04/30

Teams 11 & 12
Research Presentations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Website &
Quiz Online

Research Website &
Quiz Online

 

 

IS Research
Presentation

IS Research
Presentation

M

05/05

Project Final Reports
Class Evaluations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research
Website &
Quiz Online

Research
Website &
Quiz Online

 

 

W

05/07

Project Final Reports
Exit Survey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Website &
Quiz Online

Research Website &
Quiz Online

05/13

noon – 3:00p
< or >

1:00 - 4:00p
IS Exit Exam

Quizzes due

Essay due

Quizzes due

Essay due

Quizzes due

Essay due

Quizzes due

Essay due

Quizzes due

Essay due

Quizzes due

Essay due

Quizzes due

Essay due

Quizzes due

Essay due

Quizzes due

Essay due

Quizzes due

Essay due

Quizzes due

Essay due

 

 

EVALUATION CHECKLIST FOR IS 460 RESEARCH PRESENTATION

Presenters: ______________________________________________________________
Topic: __________________________________________________________________
Evaluator: _______________________________________________________________

 

 

Absent

Poor

Fair

Good

I. CONTENT
   A. Accuracy
   B. Timeliness
   C. Relevance
   D. Completeness

   E. Verifiability (sources, citations)

(40 pts)
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]

[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]


[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]

[ 3 ]

[ 3 ]


[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]

[ 5 ]

[ 5 ]


[ 8 ]
[ 8 ]
[ 8 ]

[ 8 ]

[ 8 ]

II. ORGANIZATION
   A. Thesis/Introduction (why should I care?)
   B. Main Points
   C. Supporting Details
   D. Conclusion

(20 pts)
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]

 

[ 1 ]
[ 1 ]
[ 1 ]
[ 1 ]


[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]


[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]

III. PRESENTATION
   A. Voice (volume, speed, language)
   B. Body (appearance, posture/position, face, hands)
   C. Tone (rapport, credibility, enthusiasm)

(20 pts)
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]


[ 1 ]
[ 1 ]
[ 1 ]


[ 3 ]
[ 4 ]
[ 5 ]


[ 5 ]
[ 7 ]
[ 8 ]

IV. MEDIA
   A. Choice (fit with content and with audience)
   B. Execution (understandability, correctness, appeal)
   C. Use

(20 pts)
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]


[ 1 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]


[ 3 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]


[ 5 ]
[ 8 ]
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V. SUBTOTALS
   A. Content
   B. Organization
   C. Presentation
   D. Media


(40 pts)
(20 pts)
(20 pts)
(20 pts)

 

 


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VI. TOTAL/GRADE

(100pts)

 

 

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Comments: ______________________________________________________________
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IS 460 SEMINAR IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

EVALUATION CHECKLIST FOR INFORMATION SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Authors:

Evaluator:

I. FEASIBILITY STUDY

20 pts

Absent

Poor

Fair

Good

 

A. Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Environment (organization, client, etc.)

 

0

0

1

2

 

 

2. Boundary (scope: what's in; what's out)

 

0

1

2

4

 

 

3. Intended Output/Purpose (business benefits, problems to solve)

 

0

0

1

2

 

 

4. Input (primary/secondary users, other stakeholders)

 

0

0

1

2

 

B. Feasibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Personnel (team members and expertise/assignments)

 

0

1

2

3

 

 

2. Budget (labor, equipment, facilities, consumables, etc.)

 

0

1

2

3

 

 

3. Time (Milestones/deliverables; Gantt, PERT, CPA, other)

 

0

1

2

4

II. ANALYSIS OF EXISTING BUSINESS SYSTEM

24 pts

Absent

Poor

Fair

Good

 

A. Output/Information (purpose/product, unintended)

 

0

1

3

4

 

B. Processes: Transformation/Control (DFD, OO, or other)

 

0

1

3

4

 

C. Processes: Storage (ERD, OO, or other)

 

0

1

3

4

 

D. Processes: Interface (Mock-ups, samples, OO, or other)

 

0

1

3

4

 

E. Input/Data (Main input from users, Maintenance input)

 

0

1

3

4

 

F. Boundary & Environment (Hardware, Software, Wetware)

 

0

1

3

4

III. DESIGN OF NEW SYSTEM (evolve from II)

36 pts

Absent

Poor

Fair

Good

 

A. Output/Information (purpose/product, unintended)

 

0

1

3

4

 

B. Logical Processes: Transformation/Control (DFD, OO, or other)

 

0

1

3

4

 

C. Logical Processes: Functional Primitives, Pseudocode

 

0

1

3

5

 

D. Detailed Processes: Data Store (ERD/OD in 3NF, tree diagram, network diagram)

0

1

3

5

 

E. Physical Processes: Interface (Mock-ups, samples, OO, or other)

 

0

1

3

4

 

F. Input/Data (Main input from users, Maintenance input)

 

0

1

3

4

 

G. Boundary & Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Network (links, leased lines, topologies, protocols, etc.)

 

0

0

1

2

 

 

2. Nodes (clients, servers)

 

0

1

2

3

 

 

3. Software (OS, NOS, DB, IDE, Applications, etc.)

 

0

0

1

2

 

 

4. Security (Personnel, Physical, Procedural, Technical)

 

0

1

2

3

IV. COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS (for depreciation period)

10 pts

Absent

Poor

Fair

Good

 

A. Reasonably Quantify All Tangible Costs

 

0

0

1

2

 

B. Reasonably Quantify All Intangible Costs

 

0

0

1

2

 

C. Reasonably Quantify All Tangible Benefits

 

0

0

1

2

 

D. Reasonably Quantify All Intangible Benefits

 

0

0

1

2

 

E. Calculate a justifiable cost-benefit ratio < 1

 

0

0

1

2

V. IMPLEMENTATION

10 pts

Absent

Poor

Fair

Good

 

A. Coding Plan (inputs, tools, products, structure, personnel)

 

0

0

1

2

 

B. Testing Plan (Alpha, Beta)

 

0

0

1

2

 

C. Deployment Plan (tandem, site-phased, module-phased, cut-over)

0

0

1

2

 

D. Training Plan (including user materials)

 

0

0

1

2

 

E. Maintenance/Support Plan (time frame, resources/cost, personnel)

0

0

1

2

VI. PROFESSIONALISM

0 pts

Absent

Poor

Fair

Good

 

A. Design Walkthrough Presentation

 

-10

-0

 

B. Punctuality (1 day late, on time)

 

-10

-0

 

C. Client Letter of Acceptance

 

-0

 

D. Ethical Behavior

 

-0

VII. SUBTOTALS

 

 

 

 

 

A. Feasibility Study

20 pts

 

 

 

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B. Analysis of Existing System

24 pts

 

 

 

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C. Design of New System

36 pts

 

 

 

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E. Cost-Benefit Analysis

10 pts

 

 

 

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F. Implementation

10 pts

 

 

 

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G. Professionalism

∞   

 

 

 

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VIII. TOTAL/GRADE*

100pts

 

 

 

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*On the assumption that nobody’s perfect, scores of 100 are considered the result of inattention and are not counted.

 

 

EVALUATION CHECKLIST FOR IS 460 PERSUASIVE ESSAY

 

Author: ____________________________________________________

Title: ______________________________________________________

 

 

Absent

Poor

Fair

Good

I. CONTENT
   A. Accuracy
   B. Timeliness/Currency
   C. Relevance
   D. Completeness

   E. Verifiability (sources, citations)

(40 pts)
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]

[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]


[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]

[ 3 ]

[ 3 ]


[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]

[ 5 ]

[ 5 ]


[ 8 ]
[ 8 ]
[ 8 ]

[ 8 ]

[ 8 ]

II. ORGANIZATION
   A. Thesis/Introduction
   B. Main Points
   C. Supporting Details
   D. Conclusion

(20 pts)
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]


[ 1 ]
[ 1 ]
[ 1 ]
[ 1 ]


[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]


[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]

III. LANGUAGE
   A. Style/Tone
   B. Word Choice
   C. Grammar

   D. Punctuation

   E. Spelling

(25 pts)
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]


[ 1 ]
[ 1 ]
[ 1 ]
[ 1 ]
[ 1 ]


[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]


[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]

IV. FORMAT
   A. Title, Author, Headings
   B. Header, Footer, Pagination
   C. Font, Line Spacing, Margins

(15 pts)
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]
[ 0 ]


[ 1 ]
[ 1 ]
[ 1 ]


[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]
[ 3 ]


[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]
[ 5 ]

V. SUBTOTALS
   A. Content
   B. Organization
   C. Language
   D. Format


(40 pts)
(20 pts)
(25 pts)
(15 pts)

 

 


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VI. TOTAL/GRADE

(100pts)

 

 

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Comments:  __________________________________________________
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