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.

Fall 2022 Virtual Water Cooler Meetings

In our efforts to bring more value to your CCSC membership, we are pleased to announce that the Virtual Water Cooler meetings will now be conducted monthly. This is your chance to meet with other computing educators to share innovations in pedagogy, find out the latest in educational technology, or just talk about the state of our discipline. Membership Secretary Cathy Bareiss at Bethel University is the host. Here is the schedule and links for Fall 2022:

From the President

Welcome to the CCSC website!

Since 1985 the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) has sponsored regional computer science conferences across the United States. Each of our ten regions hosts an annual 1- or 2-day conference.

CCSC conferences offer a high-quality, affordable venue for faculty to publish their work and meet colleagues to share research ideas and pedagogical approaches. Peer review of papers is double blind. Accepted papers are published in the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges which appears in the ACM digital library. Conferences include various types of sessions such as research papers, posters, nifty assignments, tutorials, panels, and vendor demonstrations. Keynote and banquet speakers highlight current topics and issues. Pre- and post-conference workshops offer additional opportunities for professional development.

CCSC conferences encourage student attendance by offering student-oriented activities such as programming contests, poster and research contests, and panels focused on student-oriented topics. Contest prizes are sponsored by Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for Computer Science.

We welcome Vendor participation at both the regional and national level. There are many benefits to becoming a CCSC National Partner.

CCSC conference registration includes membership in CCSC. For those who wish to join CCSC without attending a conference, online membership renewal is available at our Membership Renewal site.

We encourage you to participate in any of the regional conferences. There are many ways to become involved: attending a conference, submitting a paper, becoming a reviewer, serving on a panel, leading a tutorial or workshop, chairing a session, and bringing students to a conference. Leadership opportunities are available through participation on conference planning committees or even hosting a conference.

On behalf of our Board of Directors, thank you for your participation and support!

Chris Healy, CCSC President
August, 2022

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