Suzanne Menzel

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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)
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)
Starting with the 2003 academic year, the advanced placement (AP) exams in computer science conducted by the college board moved from a C++ to a Java based curriculum. In order to assist high school computer science teachers with the transition from C++ to Java, the ACM together with the college board conceived of Java Engagement for Teacher Training (JETT)(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)