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Workshop Report: Computer Science, Engineering and Data Processing Curricula

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131309D
Original Publication Date: 1978-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Nov-10
Document File: 3 page(s) / 19K

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Software Patent Institute

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Dave Rine: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Colleges and universities seek to respond to the manpower needs of industry, business, and government through continuing reappraisal of computer education. Reappraisal was the unifying theme at the Fourth Joint College Curricula Workshop in Computer Science, Engineering, and Data Processing. Nearly 100 educators considered course content, model curricula, instructional materials and methods, two- and fouryear program articulation. and employer needs. The workshop, held February 2-4, 1978, in Orlando, Florida, also provided sessions dealing with the use of microcomputers and top-down programming methodology in community college computer education. Objectives of the workshop were (1)to discuss course content, curricula, instructional systems, computer applications, and hardware and software required to support educational programs in computer science and data processing, and to appraise data processing programs at American community and junior colleges;

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Workshop Report: Computer Science, Engineering and Data Processing Curricula

Dave Rine

Western Illinois University

Colleges and universities seek to respond to the manpower needs of industry, business, and government through continuing reappraisal of computer education. Reappraisal was the unifying theme at the Fourth Joint College Curricula Workshop in Computer Science, Engineering, and Data Processing. Nearly 100 educators considered course content, model curricula, instructional materials and methods, two- and fouryear program articulation. and employer needs. The workshop, held February 2-4, 1978, in Orlando, Florida, also provided sessions dealing with the use of microcomputers and top-down programming methodology in community college computer education.

Objectives of the workshop were

(1)to discuss course content, curricula, instructional systems, computer applications, and hardware and software required to support educational programs in computer science and data processing, and to appraise data processing programs at American community and junior colleges;

(2) to discuss computer education for business, management, and information systems specialists, to review new and existing programs in computer science and engineering designed for undergraduate, junior, and community colleges, and to discuss articulation problems between two- and four- year college programs: and

(3) to discuss new and existing courses and degree programs in computer and information sciences, to identify the needs of industry, business, and government, and to recommend how colleges and univer sities should meet these needs on both a local and national level.

Community and data processing educators expressed concern over the future of their profession. They asked the following specific questions:

( 1 ) How do community colleges find and keep good business data processing or engineering technology faculty?

(2) How, with heavy teaching loads and low professional incentives, do community college educators keep up to date?

(3) How should community colleges use microcomputers? How should they be used in community college curricula, and how much do data processing and engineering technology students have to know about them?

(4) How and to what extent should top-down structure design and programming be taught in the community colleges?

IEEE Computer Society, May 01, 1978 Page 1 IEEE Computer Volume 11 Number 5, Page 83

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Workshop Report: Computer Science, Engineering and Data Processing Curricula

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