CCSC:CP Conference Program 2006

Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges
12th Annual Central Plains Conference
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri
Friday, April 7th 2006
9:00 a.m - 12:00 a.m PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP - Meeting Room A - Union

Responding to the Enrollment Crisis - Alternative Strategies to Increase Student Interest in Computer Science
Bradley K. Jensen
Microsoft
12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH (On Your Own)
Food Court on First Floor - Union
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Union Ballroom

Welcome
NWMSU President, Dr. Dean Hubbard

Teaching Computing for Everyone
Dr. Mark Guzdial
Georgia Institute of Technology
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. BREAK
  Track 1 Track 2  
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. PAPER PRESENTATIONS
Meeting Room A - Union
Session Chair:  Tom Conoley, Baker University

Network Distributed Computing Using DCEZ
Chuck Pheatt
Emporia State University

An Investigation of Web-Page Credibility
James Collins
Missouri Southern State University
Tutorial PRESENTATION
1350 Colden Hall
Session Chair:  Bob Neufeld, McPherson College

Exploring Python as a Learning and Teaching Language
Part I

Brad Miller & David Ranum
Luther College
 
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PAPER PRESENTATIONS
Meeting Room A - Union
Session Chair:  Doug Hawley, William Jewell College

Educational Aspects of Sustainable Development Analysis: Computational Models And Software
Anatoly Kurkovsky
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

K-12 Education Shrinking Future College Graduate Population in Computer Studies
Angie Klein
William Jewell College
Tutorial PRESENTATION
1350 Colden Hall
Session Chair:  Bob Neufeld, McPherson College

Exploring Python as a Learning and Teaching Language
Part II

Brad Miller & David Ranum
Luther College
 
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  BREAK
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PAPER PRESENTATIONS
Meeting Room A - Union
Session Chair:  Dennis Herr, Missouri Southern State University

Towards The Support Of Cognitive Flexibility In Hypertext Design
Cecil Schmidt
Washburn University

Student Portfolios And Software Quality Metrics In Computer Science Education
Arnold L. Patton & Monica McGill
Bradley University
Panel
Meeting Room D - Union

How Do CS/IS Departments Respond to Decline in Enrollment in the Computing
Professions
Moderator: William Remington, Emporia State University
Khaled Alshare,
Emporia State University
Ernie Ferguson,
Northwest Missouri State University
Charles Pheatt,
Emporia State University
Mahmoud Yousef,
Central Missouri State University
 
6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. DINNER
Dining Room 2 - Union
7:15 p.m. DINNER SPEAKER
Union Ballroom

Luck Beats Brains: A Personal History of Computing
Jean Bartik
One of the Original ENIAC Programmers
After Speaker CCSC: CP Board Meeting Tours of Northwest's Computer Museum  
Saturday, April 8th 2006
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Union Boardroom
STUDENT
WEB
CONTEST
1350 Colden Hall
  Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. PAPER PRESENTATIONS
Meeting Room A - Union
Session Chair: Ron McCleary,
Avila University

Are High School Graduates Technologically Ready For Post-Secondary Education?
Carolyn Hardy & Phil Heeler
Northwest Missouri State University
David Brooks
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Research Exercises: Immersion Experiences To Promote Information Literacy
Henry M. Walker & Kevin Engel
Grinnell College
Tutorial PRESENTATION
Meeting Room D - Union
Session Chair: Bruce Mechtly, Washburn University

Wireless and Mobility and their Security Related Issues and Enhancements
Wen-Jung Hsin
Park University
Vendor Presentation
Meeting Room B - Union

SafariU: Build the perfect textbook for your technology class with O'Reilly Media's SafariU

Derek Chase
O'Reilly Media, Inc.
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. BREAK
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. PAPER PRESENTATIONS
Meeting Room A - Union
Session Chair: Mahmoud Yousef, Central Missouri State University

Teaching Computing On The Web: A Survey Of Computer Science Faculty
Rick Matzen & Rad Alrifai
Northeastern State University

Exploring Linux As An Operating System In The CS Curriculum
E. Grant Eastman
Central Washington University
NIFTY COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
Meeting Room D - Union
Session Chair:  Judy Mullins,
University of Missouri--Kansas City

Hack This - Reverse Engineering A Network Server
Arnold L. Patton
Bradley University

Computer Networking in a Senior Level Course
Chia-Chu Chiang
University of Arkansas at Little Rock 
Meeting Room B - Union

Birds of a Feather Session
For High School Computing Teachers
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. BREAK Student Posters
on Display
Union Boardroom
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PAPER PRESENTATIONS
Meeting Room A - Union
Session Chair:  Rick Barker, Washburn University

A Learning-Centered Approach To Designing Computer Science Courses
Venkat N Gudivada
Marshall University
Jagadeesh Nandigam
Grand Valley State University
Devanur S. Guru
University of Mysore

Asserting The Inherent Benefits Of Hands-On Laboratory Projects Vs. Computer Simulations
David Heise
Columbia College
NIFTY COURSE ASSIGNMENTS
Meeting Room D - Union
Session Chair: Cindy Hanchey,
Oklahoma Baptist University

Sudoku Puzzles

Jeffrey Edgington
University of Denver

Role Playing in Object-Oriented Programming and Design Courses
Ernest Ferguson
Northwest Missouri State University
Student Posters
on Display
Union Boardroom
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. BREAK
12:15 p.m. -1:15 p.m. LUNCH
Dining Room 2 - Union
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. STUDENT AWARDS & MEMBERSHIP BUSINESS MEETING
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. STUDENT PROGRAMMING CONTEST
Colden Hall