|Title||Evaluating a new, reduced-face-time, first-year computer science class for non-majors|
|Year 1: Project Year||Year 1|
|Year 1: Funding Year||2016/2017|
|Year 1: Project Type||Small TLEF|
|Year 1: Principal Investigator||Meghan Allen|
|Year 1: Funded Amount||26,731|
|Year 1: Team Members||
Student feedback on our first-year Computer Science courses has led us to propose a new, reduced-face-time, first-year Computer Science course for non-majors. This course will be complementary to our other first-year Computer Science courses and will provide an avenue for non-majors to learn how to systematically design well-structured and well-tested programs. A TLEF grant will allow us to significantly expand our course evaluation plan and engage students and teaching assistants in a series of four half-day workshops aimed at providing concrete, actionable suggestions to continue improving the course. We hope that expanding our first-year Computer Science offerings will broaden participation in our courses and provide avenues for every interested student at UBC to take a Computer Science course that meets their needs.