The literature of gender issues in computing steadfastly and uniformly has advocated the use of mentors and role models (M&RM) for recruiting and retaining women in computer science [3, 17, 20.] This paper, therefore, accepts the results of research studies and avoids reiterating details of the projects but offers instead a practical guide for using… (More)
This paper includes several reasons for the underrepresentation of women in computing, and then describes two low-cost project instances that address the reasons for the decline in women's enrollment in computing classes. One project spans seven semesters from fall 2000 to spring 2006 at a small liberal arts school; the other, the spring 2006 semester at a… (More)
Debate concerning the content of the general education Computer Science course or the "Computer Literacy" course captures the interest and divides the opinion of the Computer Science community. This paper describes three of the typical difficulties (liabilities) that instructors of a general education course encounter and how instructors may capitalize on… (More)
Biologists have developed models to explain why different environmentally induced morphs of the same organism exist over time. Such conditional strategies are a common form of adaptation to variable environments, whereby an environmental cue allows some individuals to respond to the cue and develop into a morph that is different from the morph of… (More)
This paper includes several sources from computer science literature, describing three conflicting views of how ethical issues should be incorporated in curricula. Descriptions of specific curricular examples, drawn from several phases of our university's plan for including ethical issues, follow the literature review.
We invite you to join IEEE's Special Technical Community on Broadening Participation in Computing (stcbp.org) for the second annual conference on Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT) in Atlanta, GA, August 11--13, 2016 (http://respect2016.stcbp.org/). Submit research papers, experience reports… (More)
Motivated by the significance and the consequences of women's underrepresentation in computing, researchers evaluated the effectiveness of a project linking ACM-W's (Association for Computing Machinery's Women in Computing) Celebrations of Women in Computing (conferences) with projects sponsored by two additional organizations in the United States, the… (More)