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This paper presents the first curricular landscape analysis of transfer pathways for computer science (CS) transfer students in the public higher education system in California, the largest and most complex higher education system in the United States. Drawing on data from 115 community colleges and 31 public universities in California, this study examines and compares computer science degree requirements, curriculum complexities, and both ideal and existing course articulation coverage between schools. We find considerable variation in the CS degree requirements across the system, particularly in the number of math courses required and the overall flexibility of the course requirements. Articulation agreements between community colleges and four-year schools have the potential to (and sometimes do) reduce the complexity of the degree for transfer students significantly, but articulation agreements are not consistently in place across the system. This research both suggests concrete action items and surfaces important areas of further exploration to create a more seamless process for transfer students to complete their CS Bachelor’s degrees.

Thu 21 Mar

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10:45 - 12:00
Community College, Adult Education & PathwaysPapers at Meeting Room D135
Chair(s): William Kerney
10:45
25m
Talk
Broadening Participation in Adult Education: A Literature Review of Computer Science EducationGlobalCC
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Friday Joseph Agbo Willamette University
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11:10
25m
Talk
Curricular and Pedagogical Considerations in Computer Science Education: The Role of Community Colleges for the Next DecadeCC
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Christian Servin El Paso Community College, Elizabeth Hawthorne Rider University, Lori Postner Nassau Community College, Cara Tang Portland Community College, Cindy Tucker Bluegrass Community and Technical College
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11:35
25m
Talk
Understanding California's Computer Science Transfer PathwaysCC
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Jinya Jiang University of California, San Diego, Richa Kafle University of California, San Diego, Christa Lehr University of Southern Connecticut, Simone Wright University of California, San Diego, Clarissa Guitierrez-Godoy University of California, San Diego, Christine Alvarado University of California San Diego
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