In February’s Expanding the Pipeline titled Minding the Gaps in the CS Pipeline: The MSCS Degree, Jan Cuny, et al., of Northeastern University discusses the nontraditional approaches to Computer Science education in the post-graduate domain, focusing on MSCS programs aimed at students who did not major in computer science for their undergraduate degrees. The Align Program at Northeastern University is provided as an example of a program which aims at providing students the core curricula provided by Northeastern’s BS in CS program and other Core-Tier 1 topics and learning outcomes in the ACM/IEEE-Computer Society Guidelines for Undergraduate Curricula in CS. By completing this two-year Bridge program, students then continue directly in the MS program. Read the article in its entirety by clicking the link provided below.
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In a recent article published in Expanding the Pipeline, Dr. Richard Ladner of AccessComputing, an NSF BPC alliance, discusses the status of people with disabilities in computer science and the computer science research pipeline. Dr. Ladner explains the difficulty in capturing accurate disability-related information from computer science students due to the lack of standardized definitions of both disability and computer science at various levels of academic and K-12 education across the United States. Additionally, available data for the professions is lacking, but efforts in both academia and industry are aiming to include those with disabilities in the hiring process.
You can find Dr. Ladner’s article in its entirety in the link provided below.