Welcome

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.


Distinguished Service Award

Ernest Ferguson

Ernest Ferguson received the CCSC Distinguished Service Award at this year's CCSC General Business meeting, held on Friday, March 7, 2014. Ernie served in key organizational roles for many years. (Read more )

A list of previous awardees and the nomination procedures for this award may be found here.


CCSC Spring 2014 Elections

The Spring 2014 Elections will be held mid-April to mid-May conducted on-line using the facilities provided by VotingPlace.net. All Consortium members are asked to vote for Vice-President/President-Elect. In addition, Representatives to the National Board will be elected for the following regions: Central Plains, Eastern, Midwest, and Southwest.


National Partners

CCSC is pleased to announce that Tim DeClue from Southwest Baptist University has been appointed the new National Partners Chair. Thanks, Tim!

CCSC would like to thank our National Partners, the National Science Foundation and Turing's Craft for supporting the activities of the Consortium. (Read more)


Upcoming Conferences

CCSC has ten regional conferences (five in the fall and five in the spring), and we hope you’ll plan to attend one or more of these. See the conferences page to find the one nearest to you. Papers which have been accepted through the double-blind reviewing process to be presented at these conferences also appear in the CCSC Journal and in the ACM Digital Library.


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From the President

The fall semester is underway for most of our membership, and we are all looking forward to our fall conferences and lots of interesting papers and presentations. Spring conferences have their call for papers out, and on behalf of all of the regional conferences we encourage you to consider submitting a paper, panel, or workshop for presentation.

This year promises to be another busy and productive year for the Consortium. We have a financial task force reviewing and streamlining our financial procedures and how they might integrate more easily with our on-line registration system. The midwest regional conference at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, on September 20-21, is hosting our Fall National Board meeting which will be held on Thursday, September 19th, from 7-11pm. If any of our membership has issues or concerns please contact your regional representative or any of the board members in order to have your voices heard. The current list of Board members can be found at http://www.ccsc.org/board/boardMembers.htm. We encourage our membership to participate actively in the pursuit of improving our conferences and supporting the mission of the Consortium.

Later this fall we will be asking for nominations for board positions that will be voted on in our national election in the spring. We will be soliciting nominations for a Vice-President/President Elect as the current Vice-President, Scott Sigman, will be assuming the role of President of the National Board on August 1, 2014. In addition we will be seeking nominations for regional representatives who serve three year terms for the following regions: Central Plains, Eastern, Midwest, and Southwest. In addition the Board Treasurer position will be open and anyone wishing to serve in that capacity may contact any board member. Positions that are open and elected in the Spring of 2014 begin their term on August 1, 2014. We encourage participation on the National Board from all of our membership and hope to increase our reach through this service.

On behalf of the Board, I encourage everyone to find ways to contribute to the Consortium and to increase the awareness of our conferences and opportunities to further engage the computer science community in educational improvements and participation. Thank you to the membership for supporting our fall conferences and for engaging us all in endeavors to become better educators in computer science.

Laura Baker, President
September 2013


JCSC On-line

Did you know that the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges is available on-line? Thanks to the ACM for hosting the Journal's archives.

 


Contact Us

For more information regarding the Consortium in general, email us at contact@ccsc.org. For information about a region near you, contact the region's Board representative.

 

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