Evaluating a new, reduced-face-time, first-year computer science class for non-majors

Title Evaluating a new, reduced-face-time, first-year computer science class for non-majors
Faculty/College/Unit Science
Status Completed
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2016
Completion 08/31/2017
Project Summary

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.

Funding Details
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

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Year 1: TLEF Showcase Year 1: TLEF Showcase
Project Report 2016-Final-Allen.pdf