Scavenger hunt: computer science retention through orientation

  title={Scavenger hunt: computer science retention through orientation},
  author={Jerry O. Talton and Daniel L. Peterson and Samuel N. Kamin and Deborah Israel and Jalal Al-Muhtadi},
This paper describes Scavenger Hunt, a team-based orientation activity for incoming freshmen in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Like many large research universities, Illinois has struggled with the high attrition rate of first-year students in computing disciplines. Scavenger Hunt, which has been held each of the past three years, is intended to foster a sense of community within the department and acclimate new students to undergraduate… CONTINUE READING
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