Curriculum Committee, 2002-2003
of Accounting and Information Systems
Eccles School of Business
Members: Christine Botasan (Co-Chair), Barry
Cushing, Olivia Sheng (Co-Chair)
Objective: To recommend changes in our Ph.D.
curriculum, examination, monitoring/assessment and recruiting policies so as to
increase the rigor of our Ph.D. program and enhance Ph.D. studentsí research
training and experiences in capital market, AIS and/or IS areas.
identify benchmark programs that are the peer or aspiration programs with
which the committee will benchmark and identify the related Ph.D. programs
or departments on campus with which to share courses or other resources.
identify the expectations (e.g., knowledge of specific topics and research
methodologies and experiences of conducting specific types and certain
complexity of research) for our Ph.D. students to meet by their graduation.
This set of expectations will become the goals of our Ph.D. program
that the recommended changes will support or enhance.
collect and summarize the following information from the select benchmark
including courses during the bootcamp or pre-1st-year summer
and assessment policies
support for Ph.D. students
and promotion efforts
collect and summarize the following information from resource-sharing
and faculty who potentially could be a resource to our Ph.D. program
of other students in sharing our Ph.D. courses or resources
discuss with faculty members recommendations for curriculum and policy
Sep. 25) Solicit input from faculty on which benchmark and related programs
to focus and our expectations for Ph.D. students.
Sep. 27) Recommend the list of benchmark and related Ph.D. programs and the
set of expectations for Ph.D. students.
Oct. 10) Solicit input from faculty curriculum, exam, monitoring and
recruiting information from the benchmark programs and courses, faculty and
students from the related Ph.D. programs.
Oct. 18) Committee members meet with AIS Ph.D. students for their feedback
on positive and negative experiences with the existing curriculum and
policies as well as issues that need addressing.
Oct. 25) Committee members meet with faculty to discuss potential changes
based on benchmark information.
Oct. 25) TBD
Committee Meeting Schedule:
13, 9 am: Committee members agreed on co-chairs, process and initial
9, noon (tentative): Committee members meet with Ph.D. students
14, 9 am (tentative): Committee members organize benchmark and resource
18, 2 pm (tentative): Committee members meet to discuss recommendations on
25, noon: Committee and AIS faculty members meet to discuss recommendations
Oct. 25: TBD
- Summary of
Relevant Comments from 2002 Retreat (by Dr. Barry Cushing)
Charge (by Dr. David Plumlee)
- UofU 2002 PhD Policy
- AIS Ph.D.
- DESB Ph.D.
- Benchmark Programs
- PhD programs in IS area
from other universities
- Related Programs
- POMMarketing Program
- Computer Science Ph.D courses in U of Utah
- Math Ph.D courses in U of Utah
- Business Ph.D courses in U of Utah
- Graduate Statistics Courses at UU