Welcome to the home page of the Midwest Region (MW) of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC). The Midwest Region consists primarily of Eastern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Western Pennsylvania, and Northern Kentucky, but we welcome people from everywhere. Please consider joining us.


CCSC:MW 2018

     We are pleased to announce that the twenty-fifth annual CCSC:MW Conference will held at Ball State University, in Muncie, IN. The date for this conference is September 28-29, 2018. (This date is a week later than announced at the 2017 conference.) This two-day conference has refereed papers, invited speakers, tutorials, panels, workshops, and discussions on computing science education issues in smaller colleges and departments.


Conference venue

The conference is being held at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. All conference events, except for the undergraduate programming contest, will be held in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center, located on the South side of campus. (See the visitor campus map provided at the link below.) Conference events will be located on the East end of the building. You may enter the building from any side. Registration and check in will be located at the Ball Room, located at the East end of the second floor.


Visitor campus map Student Center (SC) is at H4.5, in the bottom right corner of the map  

Campus Map



Please be aware that parking during the day on Friday is very restricted on campus. Parking lots are restricted to permit-holders only. Two parking garages are available for your use but require a fee. The closest garage is SP/R8 (South of the East end of the Student Center) but has limited space. Next closest is MP/R7, about one block Northeast of the Student Center. The maximum rate will be $5.00 for the day; less for partial days. After 7:00 PM on Friday and all day Saturday, parking is free in all lots and garages. For detailed information about enforcement times and rates, visit the links provided below.

Parking Enforcement Hours

Parking Hours


Parking Rates for meters and garages

Parking Rates


Get Involved!

     We are interested in all aspects of computing in colleges. If you teach in a computer-related discipline and it’s of interest to you, it’s of interest to the CCSC:MW community! We welcome original research, experience reports, case studies, and position papers on computing-related topics.

There are several ways to get involved! Check out these links for more information.


Be an Author   Review Papers

Join the Committee   Host a Conference







CCSC:MW 2017

     We have concluded a very successful and enjoyable 2017 CCSC:MW Conference at Calvin College , in Grand Rapids, MI. There were a total of 134 attendees: 71 faculty attendees and presenters, 2 invited speakers, 42 full student conference attendees, 16 programming contest only student attendees, 2 National Partner, and 1 local vendor.

See the Conference Homepage for more news about the CCSC:MW 2017.


CCSC:MW 2017
Final Conference Program

     The papers are available at the ACM Digital Library by using the Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges Archive page or directly to Volume 33, Issue 1, October 2017. You do not need an ACM DL account to access the Journal.

     If you were not able to attend CCSC:MW 2017, and would like to renew your CCSC membership ($35) for the 2017-2018 academic year, you may do so by using the CCSC National on-line renewal site. You must pay via PayPal by PayPal (login into your PayPal account) or by credit card (check out as a guest). If you need to write a check, go to the Membership Renewal page and download the Membership Application Form and mail as directed.