The Committee on Computing Education in Liberal Arts Colleges is collecting information about faculty usage of and opinions about the ACM/IEEE model CS curricula as part of our charge to represent the interests of liberal arts computing education to the
Members of the Committee have been communicating with the ACM/IEEE/AAAI Task Force working on the upcoming CS202X curriculum model (https://csed.acm.org/
). We have been working to
share liberal arts perspectives on CS curricula, and have been asked to provide a paper for the Curricular Practices volume intended to accompany the new model curriculum. This has been based on our previous surveys of the Committee membership and information
gathered during our SIGCSE Affiliated Events about trends and challenges in liberal arts CS education.
In order to better inform our work and collect updated information, we are soliciting faculty teaching computer science in a liberal arts setting to complete the following survey by Monday, August 1st.
This survey is designed to collect relevant information for both the task of advocating to the task force and informing our recommendations about adoption of CS202X within liberal arts institutions. We expect the survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete.
Your responses will be shared among the authors of this report, listed below. No personally identifying information will be collected excepting any possibly identifying responses to open-ended questions. Any data published from this survey or shared as part
of the Committee’s advocacy efforts, including quotes from open-ended questions, will be reviewed to ensure anonymity is maintained. This survey is being distributed under review and supervision by the Washington & Jefferson College IRB with approval under
protocol number 342-FAC-HOLLAND-MINKLEY-2022SS.
Jakob Barnard, Department of Computer Science & Technology, University of Jamestown
Valerie Barr, Department of Computer Science, Bard College
Grant Braught, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Dickinson College
Janet Davis, Department of Computer Science, Whitman College
Amanda Holland-Minkley, Department of Computing & Information Studies, Washington & Jefferson College
David Reed, Department of Computer Science, Design & Journalism, Creighton University
Karl Schmitt, Department of Computing and Data Analytics, Trinity Christian College
Andrea Tartaro, Department of Computer Science, Furman University
James Teresco, Department of Computer Science, Siena College