Education

ACM’s educational activities, conducted primarily through our Education Board and Advisory Committee, range from the K-12 space (CSTA) and two-year programs to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level education, and professional development for computing practitioners at every stage of their career...

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ACM Queue Case Study Q&A: Always-On Time Series Database

View the recent ACM TechTalk, "ACM Queue Case Study Q&A: Always-On Time Series Database," presented by Theo Schlossnagle, Founder and CTO of Circonus, Co-Chair of the ACM Queue, and ACM Member at Large. Chris McCubbin, Senior Applied Scientist at Amazon Web Services and Member of the ACM Queue Case Study Steering Committee, moderated the questions and answers session. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

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Code Reviews – From Bottleneck to Superpower

View the recent ACM TechTalk, "Code Reviews – From Bottleneck to Superpower" on demand. The talk was presented by Michaela Greiler, Software Researcher and Consultant. Laurie Williams, Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University, moderated the questions and answers session following the talk. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

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It's Time Deep Learning Learned from Software Engineering

View the recent ACM TechTalk, "It's Time Deep Learning Learned from Software Engineering," presented by Jeremy Howard, Founding Researcher at fast.ai and Distinguished Research Scientist at the University of San Francisco. Hamel Husain, Staff Machine Learning Engineer at GitHub, moderated the questions and answers session following the talk. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

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Lessons from COVID-19: Efficiency vs Resilience

View the recent ACM Tech Talk, "Lessons from COVID-19: Efficiency vs Resilience," presented by Moshe Vardi, Professor at Rice University and Senior Editor of Communications of the ACM. Ruzena Bajcsy, Professor at University of California, Berkeley, ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award Recipient, and ACM Distinguished Service Award Recipient, moderated the questions and answers session following the talk. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

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Celebrating Technology Leaders, Episode 4: Women in Data

In this fourth episode of ACM-W’s webinar series, “Celebrating Technology Leaders,” host Bushra Anjum will highlight the stories of women in computing who are successfully leading a diverse set of careers in the data field. With panellists from Microsoft, Doximity, and Eurostar International, Bushra will discuss the most in-demand data careers, the top skills required, how one can break into the field of data science, how the data landscape will evolve in the next decade (especially fueled by the COVID era), and more. The webinar takes place on Wednesday, February 3 at 12 PM PST/3 PM EST. Please register for this event.

CRA Surveys Computer Science Faculty, Department Heads on COVID-19's Impacts

The Computing Research Association (CRA) conducted two surveys about the COVID-19 disruption in summer 2020. One surveyed computer science faculty members about their experiences transitioning from teaching in person to teaching online as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The other surveyed department chairs, asking them about the impact of COVID-19 on their faculty, department operations, student job searches, and budgets, and their concerns going into fall 2020.

Education Board Retention Committee Report on CS Undergraduate Student Retention

The ACM Education Board's Retention Committee has released "Retention in Computer Science Undergraduate Programs in the U.S.: Data Challenges and Promising Interventions." The report calls for additional research to provide a more nuanced understanding of the dynamics of attrition and retention, and encourages higher education institutions to provide proactive counseling to undergraduate students about career opportunities in CS.

ACM Education Board Retention Committee Releases Report on CS Undergraduate Student Retention

Report Aims to Smooth Transition between Community College and Computing Career

A report by the ACM Education Policy Committee analyzes various initiatives being implemented throughout the US that aim to increase the pipeline of students pursuing computing degrees; identify programs that have had the most success; and describe aspects of these programs that could be emulated elsewhere.

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ACM Education Policy Committee Report on Transition from Community College to Computing Careers

First-Ever Global Curriculum Guidelines in Cybersecurity

After an extensive two-year process, a joint task force led by the ACM, IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Security (AIS SIGSEC), and the International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Information Security Education (IFIP WG 11.8) has released a first-ever set of global curricular recommendations for post-secondary degree programs in cybersecurity education.

ACM Europe and IE Release Informatics Education Strategy

The ACM Europe Council and Informatics Europe have collaborated on a report that builds on an earlier document, "Informatics Education in Europe: Are We All in the Same Boat?". The report, "Informatics for All: The Strategy," aims to establish Informatics as an essential discipline for all, a subject available at all levels throughout the educational system. The strategy is also summarized in a one-page document.

Elizabeth Hawthorne Named Co-Chair of ACM Education Board

Elizabeth Hawthorne joins Chris Stephenson as Co-Chair of ACM's Education Board and Advisory Committee, to serve for the two-year term ending June 30, 2022. Hawthorne recently joined the computer science and cybersecurity faculty at Rider University and is Professor Emeritus at Union County College. Stephenson is Head of Computer Science Education Strategy at Google and is the Founder and former Executive Director of the Computer Science Teachers Association.

ACM Education Board and Advisory Committee

ACM education activity has been reorganized into two entities: the Education Board and the Education Advisory Committee (EAC). The Board wields the final executive and decision-making power to facilitate the work of the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is a task-force-based, networking-oriented environment whose aim is to promote ACM's educational mission to as wide a range of constituencies as possible: universities, community colleges, high schools, corporations, and the U.S. government.

Curricula Recommendations

ACM works with leading professional and scientific computing societies to develop curriculum recommendations for the rapidly changing landscape of computer technology. As the computing field continues to evolve, and new computing-related disciplines emerge, existing curriculum reports are updated, and additional reports for new computing disciplines drafted.

IT 2017: Curriculum Guidelines now available in Chinese (Mandarin).

IT 2017: Curriculum Guidelines for Baccalaureate Degree Programs in Information Technology. December 10, 2017.

CE2016: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Engineering has been endorsed by ACM and IEEE-CS. December 15, 2016.

CE2016 Curriculum Guidelines now available in Chinese (Mandarin).

SE2014: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering.

Information Technology Competency Model of Core Learning Outcomes and Assessment for Associate-Degree Curriculum October 14, 2014: The Association for Computing Machinery Committee for Computing Education in Community Colleges (ACM CCECC)

CS2013 Curriculum Guidelines now available in Chinese (Mandarin).

Lifelong Learning

ACM offers lifelong learning resources including online books from O'Reilly, online courses from Skillsoft, TechTalks on the hottest topics in computing and IT, and more.

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Bringing You the World’s Computing Literature

The most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering computing and information technology includes the complete collection of ACM's publications. 

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