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Call for National CyberWatch Curriculum Standards Panel Members

Are you interested in serving the cybersecurity education community? Consider becoming a subject matter expert serving on one or more curriculum standards panels. 

In 2017, the Curriculum Standards Course Panel (CSCP) for Information Security Fundamentals was established. Funded by a grant from the National Security Agency (NSA), ISF CSCP applied psychometrically-valid, competency-based instructional design techniques to develop the model domain taxonomy, assessment items, instructional content, and the sequencing plan for that content necessary to overcome constraints to developing mastery of the fundamentals of Information Security. The model was designed to provide guidance towards standardization of cybersecurity curricula. Further, the model curricula facilitated rapid prototyping, development and dissemination of adaptive, accelerated learning systems that can substantially improve cybersecurity workforce capability maturity. The result was not a course in the traditional outcomes-based sense. Instead, over a six-month period, the nation's first library of Competency-Based, Mastery Learning (CBML) instructional objects for cybersecurity education was assembled. These learning modules can be mixed and matched based on learner readiness, institutional goals, and career requirements.

The role of the Curriculum Standards Panels is to continually verify, validate, and enhance assessments, instructional materials, hands-on tutorials, and interactive challenges. Panel participants provide input into and validation of the Competency-Based Mastery Learning instructional designs for accelerated or semester-length Information Security Fundamentals courses.

Panelists may contribute to one or more Topic Area Working Groups (TAWGs) based on their expertise in teaching, designing, or having relevant work experience in the focal topic area. Panelists may also apply to become a TAWG chair or vice-chair. Panel chairs and vice-chairs become members of the editorial board of the Open Educational Resource (OER) course materials library.

All panelist participants will be listed in the Creative Commons License documentation for the course. Panelists participating in at least two-thirds of all panel activities will receive a certificate and registered achievement badge which may be applied towards Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements.

The complete Call for Participation and Panel Charter document is available at: http://bit.ly/ISF-CSP-2019CfP 

To apply to become a member of the Curriculum Standards Panel, please complete (or confirm if previously completed) the Registration information on this site. Also, if you have not already done so previously, please obtain (and save for future use) your anonymized Participant ID and complete the qualifications surveys at:

Participant ID assignment: http://bit.ly/NCC-CSP

Curriculum Standards Panel Preferences and Expertise Survey: http://bit.ly/ISF-CSP

Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Profile: http://bit.ly/CSP-CCMA


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