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Sat 23 Mar 2024 14:35 - 15:00 at Meeting Rooms B115-116 - Training Teachers and Tutors Chair(s): Matthias Hauswirth

Computer Science programs have seen high enrollments in recent years, which contributed to widening the capacity gap. One way to address this problem is to hire more teaching-focused faculty at both research and non-doctoral granting institutions. Although this kind of hiring has already been taking place in several institutions, PhD-granting CS departments have not been able to produce enough PhDs to meet the increasing demand, especially for PhD holders with interest in - and capacity for - teaching. In this paper, we describe our experience with building a Community of Practice within our (large, land grant, R1) institution, including graduate students interested in pursuing an academic teaching-focused career in CS, along with invited faculty members. Through a semester-long set of meetings, conversations, and activities, we worked with participants on improving their teaching skills and applying effective pedagogies in the classroom. At the end of the semester, we surveyed participants about the value of those meetings to them, ideas for improvement, and perspectives for future directions. Most participants rated the meetings positively in terms of content relevance and usefulness, and the opportunity to connect and interact with other participants and invited faculty members. We also discuss the lessons learned and best practices, which can be widely applied by other departments looking to better prepare their graduate students for a CS teaching-focused faculty position.

Sat 23 Mar

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13:45 - 15:00
Training Teachers and TutorsPapers at Meeting Rooms B115-116
Chair(s): Matthias Hauswirth USI Lugano
13:45
25m
Talk
Brief, Just-in-Time Teaching Tips to Support Computer Science Tutors
Papers
Alan Y. Cheng Stanford University, Ellie Tanimura Stanford University, Joseph Tey Stanford University, Andrew C. Wu Stanford University, Emma Brunskill Stanford University
DOI
14:10
25m
Talk
Experiences in Delivering Online CS Teacher Professional Development
Papers
Jina Wilde University of Texas at San Antonio, Emiliano Beltran University of Texas at San Antonio, Michael Zawatski University of Texas at San Antonio, Amanda Fernandez University of Texas at San Antonio, Priya Prasad University of Texas at San Antonio, Timothy Yuen University of Texas at San Antonio
DOI
14:35
25m
Talk
Towards Establishing a Training Program to Support Future CS Teaching-focused Faculty
Papers
Mohammed Farghally Virginia Tech, Mohammed Seyam Virginia Tech, Cliff Shaffer Virginia Tech
DOI