Computer Science Discipline Council
Spring Meeting, April 15, 2016, 8:30am -12:15pm
CUNY Graduate Center, Science Center, room 4102
Discussion of first year, non-major courses, with a view towards encouraging more women into the major.
8:30 - 9:00 am Sign in and Coffee
9:00 - 9:15 am Announcements from the Chair
9:15 - 10:50 am Review of Non-Major Courses that are Pathways Compliant
15 min Computer Science, Queens College, 1 course
25 min Computer Science, Hunter College, 3 courses
25 min Computer Science, College of Staten Island, 3 courses
10 min Math and Computer Science, Kingsborough Community College, 1 course
10 min Math and Computer Science, Queensborough Community College, 1 course
5 min Physics and Computer Science, Medgar Evers College, 1 course
10:50 - 11:15 am Valerie Barr, President of ACM-W and faculty at Union College Presentation
11:15 - 11:45 am Ann Kirschner, formerly Dean of Macaulay Honors College and now the Special Advisor to the Chancellor, is interested in exploring ways in which computer science introductory courses might be more broadly implemented across the university (e.g, like math and English in pathways) and expand our gender diversity among CS majors. Macaulay recently adapted Harvey Mudd’s intro to computer science for non-majors as a three-week course, presented during the January break. Ann can talk about the experience. We know that the curriculum for this course would need to be modified for our students.
11:45 - 12:15 pm Discussion, next steps