A comprehensive survey on the status of social and professional issues in United States undergraduate computer science programs and recommendations

Carol Spradling, Leen Kiat Soh, Charles J. Ansorge

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A national web-based survey was administered to 700 undergraduate computer science (CS) programs in the United States as part of a stratified random sample of 797 undergraduate CS programs. The 251 program responses (36% response rate) regarding social and professional issues are presented. This article describes the demographics of the respondents, presents results concerning whether programs teach social and professional issues, how social and professional issues are integrated, perceptions of CS faculty regarding the importance of social and professional issues, pedagogies used to teach social and professional issues, and what specific social and professional topics have been included in the CS curriculum. Additionally, we (a) provide suggestions for CS programs regarding the integration of social and professional issues into the CS curriculum, (b) suggest ways to encourage more social and professional coverage in CS programs, pedagogy, and (c) recommend what social and professional topics should be included in future CS curriculum reports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-153
Number of pages17
JournalComputer Science Education
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

Fingerprint

computer science
Computer science
Curricula
curriculum
random sample
coverage

Keywords

  • Computer science education
  • Curriculum
  • Social and professional issues
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

Cite this

A comprehensive survey on the status of social and professional issues in United States undergraduate computer science programs and recommendations. / Spradling, Carol; Soh, Leen Kiat; Ansorge, Charles J.

In: Computer Science Education, Vol. 19, No. 3, 09.2009, p. 137-153.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{90c2de2017034902afae0671ee2e002a,
title = "A comprehensive survey on the status of social and professional issues in United States undergraduate computer science programs and recommendations",
abstract = "A national web-based survey was administered to 700 undergraduate computer science (CS) programs in the United States as part of a stratified random sample of 797 undergraduate CS programs. The 251 program responses (36{\%} response rate) regarding social and professional issues are presented. This article describes the demographics of the respondents, presents results concerning whether programs teach social and professional issues, how social and professional issues are integrated, perceptions of CS faculty regarding the importance of social and professional issues, pedagogies used to teach social and professional issues, and what specific social and professional topics have been included in the CS curriculum. Additionally, we (a) provide suggestions for CS programs regarding the integration of social and professional issues into the CS curriculum, (b) suggest ways to encourage more social and professional coverage in CS programs, pedagogy, and (c) recommend what social and professional topics should be included in future CS curriculum reports.",
keywords = "Computer science education, Curriculum, Social and professional issues, Survey",
author = "Carol Spradling and Soh, {Leen Kiat} and Ansorge, {Charles J.}",
year = "2009",
month = "9",
doi = "10.1080/08993400903255184",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "19",
pages = "137--153",
journal = "Computer Science Education",
issn = "0899-3408",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A comprehensive survey on the status of social and professional issues in United States undergraduate computer science programs and recommendations

AU - Spradling, Carol

AU - Soh, Leen Kiat

AU - Ansorge, Charles J.

PY - 2009/9

Y1 - 2009/9

N2 - A national web-based survey was administered to 700 undergraduate computer science (CS) programs in the United States as part of a stratified random sample of 797 undergraduate CS programs. The 251 program responses (36% response rate) regarding social and professional issues are presented. This article describes the demographics of the respondents, presents results concerning whether programs teach social and professional issues, how social and professional issues are integrated, perceptions of CS faculty regarding the importance of social and professional issues, pedagogies used to teach social and professional issues, and what specific social and professional topics have been included in the CS curriculum. Additionally, we (a) provide suggestions for CS programs regarding the integration of social and professional issues into the CS curriculum, (b) suggest ways to encourage more social and professional coverage in CS programs, pedagogy, and (c) recommend what social and professional topics should be included in future CS curriculum reports.

AB - A national web-based survey was administered to 700 undergraduate computer science (CS) programs in the United States as part of a stratified random sample of 797 undergraduate CS programs. The 251 program responses (36% response rate) regarding social and professional issues are presented. This article describes the demographics of the respondents, presents results concerning whether programs teach social and professional issues, how social and professional issues are integrated, perceptions of CS faculty regarding the importance of social and professional issues, pedagogies used to teach social and professional issues, and what specific social and professional topics have been included in the CS curriculum. Additionally, we (a) provide suggestions for CS programs regarding the integration of social and professional issues into the CS curriculum, (b) suggest ways to encourage more social and professional coverage in CS programs, pedagogy, and (c) recommend what social and professional topics should be included in future CS curriculum reports.

KW - Computer science education

KW - Curriculum

KW - Social and professional issues

KW - Survey

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84872805219&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84872805219&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/08993400903255184

DO - 10.1080/08993400903255184

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84872805219

VL - 19

SP - 137

EP - 153

JO - Computer Science Education

JF - Computer Science Education

SN - 0899-3408

IS - 3

ER -