SIGCSE - Computer Science Education

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The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education provides a forum for educators to discuss the problems concerned with 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 benefits for FY 2018:

Member Benefits provided to SIGCSE Members:

  • 4 issues of ACM Inroads (magazine for the computing education community), either electronically or physically depending on the membership type
  • An electronic archive of all SIGCSE publications including
    • Proceedings of the SIGCSE Technical Symposium.
    • Proceedings of the Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE) Conference.
    • Proceedings of the International Computing Education Research (ICER) Conference.
    • Working group reports from the ITiCSE conference.
    • Quarterly newsletter, The SIGCSE Bulletin.
  • Reduced registration rates for all SIGCSE conferences.
  • Free access to SIGCSE publication archives through the ACM Digital Library, which includes proceedings of “in-cooperation” conferences.
  • Access to the SIGCSEANNOUNCE and SIGCSEMEMBERS mailing lists.
  • Opportunity to participate in SIGCSE committees on topics of current interest.
  • Modest support for researchers who wish to investigate and introduce new ideas in the learning and teaching of computing through SIGCSE Special Project Grants.
  • Opportunity to apply for travel support to attend the SIGCSE Technical Symposium through the Travel Grant program, assuming that the applicant is a faculty member or teacher and has never attended.
  • Opportunity to network within a community of computing professionals.

Community Benefits provided by SIGCSE:

  • Annual sponsorship of the SIGCSE, ITiCSE, and ICER conferences.
  • Kids camp provided at annual SIGCSE Symposium.
  • Working "in-cooperation" with numerous other conferences.
  • Providing New Faculty Educator Workshop every other year at the SIGCSE Symposium.
  • Providing Department Chairs Workshop every other year at the SIGCSE Symposium.
  • Modest travel support for the dissemination of outstanding SIGCSE/ITiCSE/ICER presentations to other "in-cooperation" conferences.
  • Sponsors an annual Doctoral Consortium.
  • Annual Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education and for Lifetime Service.
  • Contributions to all major curriculum task forces.
  • Resources regarding computing education.
  • Reports from SIGCSE committees on topics of general interest, such as teaching discrete mathematics and evidence-based instructional practices.
  • Opportunity to build special communities related to computing education.