Greg W. Scragg

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Worldwide, there is a significant discrepancy between the numbers of male and female graduates from computer science programs. SUNY Geneseo offers no exception. The literature cites a number of plausible explanations for the problem, but no definitive answers. We conducted a study to determine why few women complete our own computer science major. Our major(More)
Computer science is a fundamentally creative endeavour. The creativity necessary for science is not produced through a knowledge of many facts, but through deep insight into the relationships between facts and the methods of inquiry through which they are discovered. The goal of computer science education should be the development of insight into the(More)
Every department in every college or university offers a non-majors' course. In many cases the course is disdainfully called the " service " course. Students take the course to fultll a requirement and treat it like bad-tasting medicine. Professors pass the course around quickly to avoid holding on to it too long. Surely we can do better than this. The(More)
The recruiting and retention of women in the computing sciences has been an area of study for many years. In 1992, 49% of all high school graduates were women prepared and interested in the computer science and engineering disciplines. Of the bachelor of science degrees awarded, only 31% went to women in these fields of study. Women represented only 28% of(More)
In IgBB the Educational Activities Board of the IEEE Computer Society and the Education Board of the Association for Computing Machinery have sponsored a series of two workshops to address the issues involved in the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB) program in computer science as it relates to liberal arts colleges. This panel will provide a(More)