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