July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Computing and Information Technology
Curriculum mapping is a useful exercise to ensure that necessary skills are integrated into a curriculum, that courses satisfy relevant state and national standards, to benchmark a program and ensure performance, to demonstrate the quality of a program to accrediting bodies, and to serve as a guide for programmatic activities such as credit transfer. This paper reports the result of an exercise to map the courses in a Computer and Information Technology Program at a large midwestern university with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NICE Framework). The NICE Framework was selected because it the primary reference for public, private, and academic sectors for cybersecurity practice. It is a nationally recognized taxonomy for cybersecurity skills, abilities, and work roles. The NICE Framework takes the approach of cybersecurity work and breaks down the field into seven categories, which are then broken down into specialty areas and work roles with their attendant knowledge, skills, and abilities. Each course within the program was mapped to the seven categories from the NICE framework. The learning outcomes and topics covered in each class were identified. This information was the used to narrow down the categories to the competencies covered by each class. This paper will report the results of the mapping to the NICE Framework. This paper will then discuss the alignment of the program with the NICE Framework and put forth recommendations to improve the alignment.
Ngambeki, I. B., & Rogers, M., & Bates, S. J., & Piper, M. C. (2021, July), Curricular Improvement Through Course Mapping: An Application of the NICE Framework Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36889
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