Welcome to the Web site of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC). Whether you are a member of the Consortium, a participant in one of the regional conferences, or a professor or student with an interest in the issues pertaining to college computing, our hope is that you will find these pages informative and useful. Information regarding the regional conferences sponsored by the consortium is of particular interest.

About the Consortium

The purpose of the Consortium is to promote the betterment of computer-oriented curricula in two- and four-year colleges and universities; to improve the use of computing as an educational resource for all disciplines; to encompass regional constituencies devoted to this purpose; and to promote a national liaison among local, regional, and national organizations also devoted to this purpose. Predominantly these colleges and universities are oriented toward teaching, rather than research.

The Consortium holds meetings in conjunction with other computer education organizations, on its own, and sponsors sessions and tracks at such meetings. The annual meeting of the membership is held in conjunction with the ACM/SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education.

From the President

Projections show that in 2020 there will be one million more jobs in the computing field than there are students. This means that enrollment in the computing sciences is on the rise and so is the need for computing faculty. Since its debut in 1985, the Consortium of Computing Sciences in Colleges has been a great forum for the professional development of computing sciences teachers and scholars. CCSC offers TEN (10) regional conferences that provide quality programs that are very affordable. Five (5) conferences are offered in the fall and five (5) in the spring. The conferences are great venues to network, share ideas and learn from each other. Papers accepted at the conferences are double-blind peer refereed. They are published in the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges and in the ACM digital library. CCSC provides a high quality, refereed venue for you to share your work. You can share a new pedagogical approach, the preliminary or final results of a research project or even a “Nifty Assignment”. You can offer a tutorial on a technology you are using in a course, a panel discussion on a hot topic in computing sciences or a problem that we are currently facing.

We encourage everyone to participate in any regional conference through paper submissions, paper reviewing, and conference participation. Please visit http://www.ccsc.org/regions/calendar/ to learn more and register for any of these conferences.

CCSC conferences also offer a great venue for students through programming and research contests sponsored by Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for Computer Science.

Members of CCSC receive the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges. The Journal includes the refereed papers from the ten regional CCSC conferences. Please visit http://www.ccsc.org/membership/ to learn more about becoming a member.

For vendors, there are many benefits in becoming a national partner of CCSC. You can find more information at http://www.ccsc.org/partners/

I look forward to your participation and support!!

Hala ElAarag, CCSC President
August 2017

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