CSC 297 Grinnell College Fall, 2005
 
Group Guided Reading: Women and Computing
 

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For example, details of the reading schedule are being refined.


  Instructor   Textbooks   Course Work   Grading   Schedule ( .dvi format / pdf format / postscript )

Within the field of computing, women are significantly under represented both in the profession overall and within various degree programs. For example, the 2004 Taulbee Survey of Ph.D.-granting schools indicates that women earn only 19.4% (26.4%, 16.8%) of the Bachelor's (Master's, Ph.D.) degrees in computer science, respectively. While various individuals have worked to address this issue over the years with some success, such statistics indicate that much further progress is needed.

This guided reading is offered for 2 credits, although students could earn an additional 2 credits through an additional project. Thus, students may sign up for either 2 or 4 credits for this effort. Discussions of the readings will be student led and will follow a schedule of meeting once a week (time to be determined after talking with the students).

The prerequisite is stated broadly as at least one course in computer science, mathematics, other science, or education.

Instructors

Faculty Member: Martha Voyles Henry M. Walker
Office: Steiner 304 Science 2420
Telephone extension:   3053 4208
E-mail: voylesm@grinnell.edu    walker@cs.grinnell.edu

Office Hours: Posted weekly on bulletin board outside Science 2420

Textbooks

The reading for this course draw from both the CS-education community and the education community.

Schedule

The course will meet weekly to discuss the readings.
The schedule of readings is forthcoming.

Course Work

Students may enroll for this group reading course for 2 or 4 credits.

Course work for the 2-credit Reading

The 2-credit guided reading will meet once per week for 50 minutes at a time determined after participants know their schedules for the Fall semester. A typical session will include two 10-minute student presentations of a paper, followed by group discussion. All group members will fill out an on-line feedback form for each presentation, so presenters will be able to refine their oral communication skills.

Course work for the 4-credit Reading Plus Project

Grading will have two components: about 50% of the grade will be based on the 2-credit reading described above, and about 50% of the grade will be based on the evaluation of the final paper by the faculty advisors.

Grading

Grading depends upon whether students are taking the course for 2 or 4 credits.

Grading for the 2-credit Reading

Grading will be based on both the student presentations, involvement in completing the feedback forms, and contributions to group discussions.

Grading for the 4-credit Reading Plus Project

Grading will have two components: about 50% of the grade will be based on the 2-credit reading described above, and about 50% of the grade will be based on the evaluation of the final paper by the faculty advisors.


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For more information, please contact Henry M. Walker at walker@cs.grinnell.edu.