Software Engineering Educators Symposium

We invite participation in the 2012 Software Engineering Educators Symposium. SEES'12 will consist of two half-day tutorials covering approaches for teaching programming and software engineering to undergraduates. Some of the approaches are experimental while others have shown some success in recruitment and retention of women and minority students. Symposium participants will be provided access to instructional materials, receive practical tips on how to successfully apply the approaches, and learn about tools that support hands-on instruction and active learning.

Funding is available to help defray costs to attend SEES and FSE. Depending on the availability of funds and the number of applications received, awards will cover expenses for travel, hotel accommodations, and registration to both SEES and FSE.

Funding for travel awards is provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation and by ACM SIGSOFT. A purpose of the grant is to increase participation in computing by building relationships with computer science faculty at schools with populations of students that are members of underrepresented groups. We therefore encourage applications from faculty who teach at institutions whose student population is majority African American, Hispanic, Native American and women. Because funding for travel awards is provided by the US National Science Foundation, to be eligible for a travel award applicants must be teaching undergraduates at an institution of higher education in the United States or its territories.

SEES 2012 Symposium Schedule

8:00 AMWelcome and IntroductionsLaura Dillon
8:45 AMChrestomathics - Rethinking CS 1Jim Cohoon and Joanne McGrath Cohoon
9:45 AMBreak 
10:15 AMPeer-Led Team LearningBarbara Ryder
11:15 AMReflection, Q&A 
12:15 AMLunch 
1:45 PMTeaching Software Developer Skills in a
Software Engineering Course
Václav Rajlich
2:45 PMBreak 
3:15 PMSelecting and Managing the Use of Tools in a
Software Engineering Course
Jonathan Cook
4:15 PMReflection, Q&A 
5:00 PMClosing and evaluationThorna Humphries
5:30 PMBreak 
7:00 PMDinner 

Please see the full SEES'12 Program.

Application for Travel Award to attend SEES

To apply for funding:

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Arrange for your department chair or dean to send a short note of endorsement (plain text) to ldillon at cse dot msu dot edu

Applications must be received by September 14, 2012.

Important Dates

Contact Information

Thorna Humphries
Department of Computer Science
Norfolk State University
thumphries at nsu dot edu

Laura K. Dillon
Department of Computer Science
Michigan State University
ldillon at cse dot msu dot edu

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