Most U.S. states support college-readiness and access through dual enrollment, in which high school students enroll in college courses. Concurrent enrollment (CE) allows students to take college courses in their own high school, taught by high school teachers approved by the partner college. CE has positive effects on students' education, but rarely is computer science (CS) available through CE. Unlike Advanced Placement, CE provides college credit to students who are assessed throughout the course rather than by a single high-stakes exam/project. This panel (originally planned for the SIGCSE 2020 program) will showcase four different types of post-secondary institutions' experiences offering CS-through-CE and discuss its potential as an entry point into CS for students underrepresented in computing, including those in urban and rural settings. The interactive online event will engage participants in exploring the supports and barriers to CS-through-CE, learn how panelists address challenges (such as teacher credentialing), and access additional resources.
-Seth Freeman, professor, computer information systems & interim dept. chair, business and technology, Capital Community College, Hartford CT
-Dan Kaiser, professor of computer science 7chair of math and CS dept., Southwest Minnesota State University
-Debbie Jackson, associate professor & interim dept. chair, Teacher Education, College of Education & Human Services, Cleveland State University
-Ronald Greenberg, professor of computer science, undergraduate program director, Loyola University Chicago
-Renee Fall, research scholar, NCCSE, College of St. Scholastica (moderator)
Link to slides used in webinar: t.ly/EkoA