ACM’s educational activities, conducted primarily through our Education Board and Advisory Committee, range from the K-12 space (CSTA) and two-year programs to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level education, and professional development for computing practitioners at every stage of their career...
An Industry Perspective on What We Should Be Teaching Our Next Generation of Software Practitioners in the Universities
Register now for the next ACM TechTalk, "An Industry Perspective on What We Should Be Teaching Our Next Generation of Software Practitioners in the Universities," presented on Thursday, March 25, at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT by author Paul E. McMahon, Principal Consultant at PEM Systems. Will Tracz, Lockheed Martin Fellow Emeritus and member of the ACM Professional Development Committee, will moderate the questions and answers session. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.
View the recent ACM TechTalk, "The Four PEGS of Requirements Engineering," presented by ACM Fellow and Software System Award recipient Bertrand Meyer, Professor of Software Engineering and Provost at the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology in Switzerland and CTO of Eiffel Software. Will Tracz, Lockheed Martin Fellow Emeritus and member of the ACM Professional Development Committee, moderated the questions and answers session. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.
View the recent ACM TechTalk "Reproducing 150 Research Papers and Testing Them in the Real World: Challenges and Solutions," presented by Grigori Fursin, President of the cTuning Foundation, Founder of cKnowledge.io, and member of the ACM Taskforce on Reproducibility. Peter Mattson, ML Metrics Lead at Google and co-founder and President of MLCommons, moderated the questions and answers session. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.
View the recent ACM TechTalk, "Agent-Human Collaboration and Learning for Improving Human Satisfaction," presented by Sarit Kraus, Professor at Bar-Ilan University and 2020-2021 ACM Athena Lecturer. Michael Wooldridge, Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, and a Program Director for AI at the Alan Turing Institute, moderated the questions and answers session. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.
In this fifth episode of ACM-W’s webinar series, “Celebrating Technology Leaders,” host Bushra Anjum and expert panellists will focus on the intersection of computer science and robotics. The panellists—two robotics engineers and one robotics company founder and CEO—will share their experiences leading successful careers in the robotics arena to help us better understand this truly interdisciplinary field. The webinar takes place on Wednesday, March 31 at 3 PM EST/12 PM PST. Please register for this event.
The Computing Research Association (CRA) conducted two surveys about the COVID-19 disruption in summer 2020. One surveyed computer science faculty members about their experiences transitioning from teaching in person to teaching online as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The other surveyed department chairs, asking them about the impact of COVID-19 on their faculty, department operations, student job searches, and budgets, and their concerns going into fall 2020.
The ACM Education Board's Retention Committee has released "Retention in Computer Science Undergraduate Programs in the U.S.: Data Challenges and Promising Interventions." The report calls for additional research to provide a more nuanced understanding of the dynamics of attrition and retention, and encourages higher education institutions to provide proactive counseling to undergraduate students about career opportunities in CS.
A report by the ACM Education Policy Committee analyzes various initiatives being implemented throughout the US that aim to increase the pipeline of students pursuing computing degrees; identify programs that have had the most success; and describe aspects of these programs that could be emulated elsewhere.
After an extensive two-year process, a joint task force led by the ACM, IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Security (AIS SIGSEC), and the International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Information Security Education (IFIP WG 11.8) has released a first-ever set of global curricular recommendations for post-secondary degree programs in cybersecurity education.
The ACM Europe Council and Informatics Europe have collaborated on a report that builds on an earlier document, "Informatics Education in Europe: Are We All in the Same Boat?". The report, "Informatics for All: The Strategy," aims to establish Informatics as an essential discipline for all, a subject available at all levels throughout the educational system. The strategy is also summarized in a one-page document.
Elizabeth Hawthorne Named Co-Chair of ACM Education Board
Elizabeth Hawthorne joins Chris Stephenson as Co-Chair of ACM's Education Board and Advisory Committee, to serve for the two-year term ending June 30, 2022. Hawthorne recently joined the computer science and cybersecurity faculty at Rider University and is Professor Emeritus at Union County College. Stephenson is Head of Computer Science Education Strategy at Google and is the Founder and former Executive Director of the Computer Science Teachers Association.
ACM education activity has been reorganized into two entities: the Education Board and the Education Advisory Committee (EAC). The Board wields the final executive and decision-making power to facilitate the work of the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is a task-force-based, networking-oriented environment whose aim is to promote ACM's educational mission to as wide a range of constituencies as possible: universities, community colleges, high schools, corporations, and the U.S. government.
ACM works with leading professional and scientific computing societies to develop curriculum recommendations for the rapidly changing landscape of computer technology. As the computing field continues to evolve, and new computing-related disciplines emerge, existing curriculum reports are updated, and additional reports for new computing disciplines drafted.
IT 2017: Curriculum Guidelines now available in Chinese (Mandarin).
CE2016: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Engineering has been endorsed by ACM and IEEE-CS. December 15, 2016.
CE2016 Curriculum Guidelines now available in Chinese (Mandarin).
Information Technology Competency Model of Core Learning Outcomes and Assessment for Associate-Degree Curriculum October 14, 2014: The Association for Computing Machinery Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges (ACM CCECC)
CS2013 Curriculum Guidelines now available in Chinese (Mandarin).
ACM offers lifelong learning resources including online books from O'Reilly, online courses from Skillsoft, TechTalks on the hottest topics in computing and IT, and more.
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