Suzanne Menzel

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Peer tutoring is a simple, low-cost intervention that can be implemented in CS1/2 courses. It is hypothesized that peer tutoring helps students build a sense of community, succeed in course work, and build confidence to take further courses in the major. This paper examines the latter two hypotheses by examining the predicted and actual behavior of students(More)
Science. Sessions spanned the gamut of foundational concepts of object-oriented programming in Java to network games. A theme of the workshop was to address the problem of the ever-shrinking pipeline of women in the IT field. With this in mind, we also conducted a separate session titled " Where have all the women gone? " Judging by participant feedback,(More)
Outreach programs communicating the importance and diversity of computing to K-12 students are essential to improving attitudes toward computing. However, the effectiveness of outreach programs, and roadshows in particular, has only recently come under study. <i>Just Be</i> is an outreach roadshow program at Indiana University. It directly addresses(More)
This paper is about building a pipeline of underrepresented students from high schools to graduate schools, with outreach programs at each of the 10 HBCUs serving as a crucial middle link. The glue that holds the pipeline together is a mutual and collaborative effort to develop outreach programs at each of the 10 HBCUs. The HBCUs benefit from increased(More)
The pipeline of incoming computer science students has shriveled to half its size three years ago and, despite efforts to reverse the trend, the proportion of women students continues to dwindle. Computer science departments are realizing that immediate measures are needed to attract and retain undergraduate students. To address both the retention problem(More)
This paper highlights several viewpoints concerning a small regional conference for women in computing, which is modeled after the successful and well-known Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The viewpoints include rationale for the conference, descriptions of the celebration that provide a snapshot which captures the ease of organizing a(More)
A task force was formed January 2004 at the request of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Andrew Lumsdaine, with the directive to study the under-representation of women in the undergraduate program in the The task force met numerous times throughout 2004. With these recommendations and extensive study of best practices in the gender and computing(More)
After thirty years or more of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) many students still struggle to learn at the university level, while ever more techniques are being developed to help students learn and measure their success. In practice, however, efforts to reshape classes begin with questions such as: "How can I make use of this new(More)