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SIGCSE. Our entire mission is EDUCATION Brief presentation of our successful viability review Highlights of our year News!. SIGCSE Goals.

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  • Our entire mission is EDUCATION

    • Brief presentation of our successful viability review

    • Highlights of our year

    • News!

Sigcse goals

“forum for educators to discuss issues related to the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of computing programs, curricula, and courses, as well as syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy”

SIGCSE perceived to be the premier organization for computing education

Primarily serve

Post-secondary Computer Science Teach Faculty

Computer Science Education Research Faculty

Many activities in making CS1 and CS2 effective

Secondarily serve

Pre-College faculty (relationship with CSTA)

Other Post-secondary teaching faculty in related

computing disciplines


Extend reach and influence of Computing Education

Majority of members on ACM Education committees are or have been SIGCSE officers or large conference leadership

Extend influence beyond US Computer Science

International conferences

ICER workshop abroad and US

NSF grant with CSTA

In cooperation with many conferences, US and internationally

Australiasian, New Zealand, Koli Calling, AAAI

Fund SIGCSE presenters to take conference presentations

to regional conferences, especially CCSC

Major player in NSF funded Computing Education Summit


Large Broadening Participation in Computing thread at SIGCSE Symposium -- goal to increase interest in computing

Kids Camp at Symposium

Support for Doctoral Symposium

Member leadership in NCWIT, NSF BPC projects, CPATH

Provide continuing education for a for members at Symposia

number of workshops continue to grow at Symposium

36 in 2009, 39 in 2010

Preparing Students for IPv6

Introducing and Teaching Smartphone Application


New Faculty Workshop

Department Chairs Roundtable

Blogs by members widely read

Member benefits
Member Benefits

2600 members

3 conferences and CDs

1200 attendee US hosted Symposium

~200 attendee non-US ITiCSE Conference

~50 attendee research conference (workshop)

Quarterly newsletter (currently 1 issue Symposium proceedings, 3 magazine style including columns, edited articles, etc. and peer reviewed papers from ITiCSE working groups) DL access numbers $56K in FY 2009

Small research grants in learning and teaching (Special Projects)

Very active member list servs – e.g. 1200 opt in discussions on all aspects of CS Ed

Chair s report
Chair’s Report

  • Membership numbers high (2600)

  • Two-year retention among highest of the SIGs (87%)

  • ACM’s SIG Governing Board found SIGCSE viable for the next 4 years

  • Warning – SIGCSE conference fee will increase in 2011 (NB CCSC 24 hr conference average $139)

  • By-laws passed

  • New website


  • New Bulletin (electronic)

  • ACM Inroads Magazine


John Impagliazzo EIC


Curt White

SIGCSE Spotlight Editor

New bulletin
New Bulletin

Henry Walker

Z Sweedyk

Recent conferences
Recent Conferences

Milwaukee, March 2010

Near record attendance

Icer workshop
ICER Workshop

UC Berkeley, August 2009

Jester Award for Courage est. Ray Lister 2008, Sydney

Iticse 2009
ITiCSE 2009

Paris July 2009

Sigcse elections
SIGCSE Elections

Outgoing Board

L-to-r Doug Baldwin, John Impagliazzo, Dan Joyce, Renee McCauley, Wanda Dann, Ingrid Russell, Alison Young, Barbara Boucher Owens and Henry Walker

2010 2013 board
2010-2013 Board


Renee McCauley


Dan Joyce


Susan Rodger


Doug Baldwin



At Large:

Tiffany Barnes Mark Guzdial Amber Settle

Past Chair:

Barbara Boucher Owens


  • ITiCSE 2010

  • ICER 2010

  • SIGCSE 2011

Stand on faculty governance
Stand on Faculty Governance

Statement endorsing faculty governance of computing curricula distributed to members and placed on Web site, May 2010.