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SIGCSE TS 2023
Wed 15 - Sat 18 March 2023 Toronto, Canada

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Fri 17 Mar 2023 11:35 - 12:00 at 713 - Computing and Liberal Arts Chair(s): Chase McCoy

ACM/IEEE curriculum guidelines for computer science, such as CS2013 or the forthcoming CS2023, provide well-researched and detailed guidance about the content and skills that make up an undergraduate computer science (CS) program. Liberal arts CS programs often struggle to apply these guidelines within their institutional context and goals. Historically, this has been addressed through the development of model CS curricula tailored for the liberal arts context. We take a different position: that no single model curriculum can apply across the wide range of liberal arts institutions. Instead, we argue that liberal arts CS educators need best practices for using guidelines such as CS2023 to inform curriculum design. These practices must acknowledge the opportunities and priorities of a liberal arts philosophy. This paper reviews the context and motivation behind computing in the liberal arts. We also review the history of liberal arts CS educators and ACM/IEEE curriculum guidelines. We present data and trends about liberal arts computing programs, discussing how this informs curriculum design. Finally, we propose a process that guides programs to work with curriculum guidelines through the lens of institutional and program identities, goals, and situational factors.

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Fri 17 Mar

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10:45 - 12:00
Computing and Liberal ArtsPapers at 713
Chair(s): Chase McCoy Indiana University
10:45
25m
Paper
Computer Science with Theatricality: Creating Memorable Moments in CS50 with the American Repertory Theater during COVID-19In-Person
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David J. Malan Harvard University
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11:10
25m
Paper
Embedding and Scaling Writing Instruction Across First- and Second-Year Computer Science CoursesIn-PersonERT Best PaperGlobal
Papers
Lisa Zhang University of Toronto Mississauga, Bogdan Simion University of Toronto Mississauga, Michael Kaler University of Toronto Mississauga, Amna Liaqat University of Toronto Mississauga, Daniel Dick University of Toronto Mississauga, Andreas Bergen University of Toronto Mississauga, Michael Miljanovic University of Toronto Mississauga, Andrew Petersen University of Toronto
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11:35
25m
Paper
Computer Science Curriculum Guidelines: A New Liberal Arts PerspectiveIn-Person
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Amanda Holland-Minkley Washington & Jefferson College, Jakob Barnard University of Jamestown, Valerie Barr Bard College, Grant Braught Dickinson College, Janet Davis Whitman College, David Reed Creighton University, Karl Schmitt Trinity Christian College, Andrea Tartaro Furman University, Jim Teresco Siena College
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