Dr. Shilpa Balan Earns 2021 Assessment Ambassador Award

May 4, 2021
Shipa Balan

On behalf of the College of Business and Economics, we would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Information Systems’ professor, Dr. Shilpa Balan, on earning the 2021 Assessment Ambassador Award! She was recently recognized for this award at the 5th Annual Assessment Faire held at California State University, Los Angeles. 

The Assessment Ambassador Award is given to one faculty member from each college who have led commendable assessment work. Dr. Balan showcased, “An Assessment Model of the Information Systems Curriculum: Preparing Business Students for the Workforce” (both undergraduate and graduate programs).  

Dr. Balan understands that Information Systems (IS) is a critical part of the management of businesses, services, and operations. Thus, the introductory Information Systems course that bridges the IT-user gap is a core course for all Business student majors. Her presentation ultimately walks you through how the Information Systems program in the CBE is assessed using the IS Model Curriculum guidelines and an external certification exam for computing professionals.  

In addition to the external certification exam, the summative assessment for the Information Systems program includes exercises that assists students in understanding the system development processes and the effective use of information systems. The IS Model Curriculum is aligned to career targets. Students in the Information Systems program are presented with the opportunity to advance their knowledge from today’s high-demand fields including business intelligence and analytics, big data, cybersecurity, cloud computing and ERP. 

More information on the Assessment Ambassador Award can be found here: /apra/assessment-ambassadors