I’d like to call on college professors to listen to me for a few minutes. I’ve been a strong proponent of higher education even though I originally dropped out of college. I eventually went back to finish my degree but it was only after I had been in the workforce for about 8 years. (Kids, if you read this, stay in school. I chose a hard road that worked for me but it won’t for most others.) I am finding however, a fairly large gap in what colleges are teaching and what the real world needs. This has been a trend for several years and we need to reverse it if a college education for information technology careers is going to maintain its relevance.
If you are responsible for teaching anything in computer science, CIS, MIS or a similar program, please consider the following: