The final report of the Task Force on the Core of Computer Science presents a new intellectual framework for the discipline of computing and a new basis for computing curricula. This report has been endorsed and approved for release by the ACM Education Board.
the premises of his study—the primary purpose of this article is to provide an updated report based on an expanded set of journals over a longer time period. Periodic reports such as this can serve at least three groups: Faculty productivity is measured, tabulated, and assessed. • Prospective students. There are now more than 150 doctoral programs and more… (More)
It is ACM's 40th year and an old debate continues. Is computer science a science? An engineering discipline? Or merely a technology, an inventor and purveyor of computing commodities? What is the intellectual substance of the discipline? Is it lasting, or will it fade within a generation? Do core curricula in computer science and engineering accurately… (More)
T here is no doubt we are witnessing a technology revolution that is shaping important aspects of our society. Education is no exception. Even the staunchest advocates of traditional teaching methods are finding themselves using e-mail to supplement office hours. Desktop computers are showing up in faculty offices, class sessions are held in computer labs,… (More)
Computer science in secondary schools is an area of increasing interest and concern to educators as well as to computer science professionals. Each of the next two reports addresses an issue of major importance regarding computer science in secondary schools. The first report recommends computer science courses for the secondary school curriculum, and the… (More)
The Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie-Mellon University is described, as are two ot its major programs, the Academic Nfiliates Program and the Industry Affiliates Program. The major project of the Education Division, a graduate curriculum in software engineering, is also discussed. The mission of the Software Engineering Institute is to serve the… (More)
In conjunction with things like " strategic planning " and Total Quality Management many administrators are using the term " assessment of quality " in academic program review. Assessment programs are now required by many regional accreditation agencies and state legislations. This fact strikes fear in the hearts of many in the academy because of the… (More)