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Has our curriculum become math-phobic? (an American perspective)

Charles Kelemen, Allen Tucker, Peter Henderson, Owen Astrachan, Kim Bruce
2000 ACM SIGCSE Bulletin  
A major curricular implication of this theme is that the prerequisite expectations and conceptual level of the first discrete mathematics course should be the same as it is for the first calculus course  ...  We are concerned about a view in undergraduate computer science education, especially in the early courses, that it's okay to be math-phobic and still prepare oneself to become a computer scientist.  ...  Propositional logic and number systems A computer science student typically encounters the following code in a program in the CS1 course: if ( (i > n) && (a[i] !  ... 
doi:10.1145/353519.343143 fatcat:oy5b5p6kxbcebp76gynd2uhbmy

Has our curriculum become math-phobic? (an American perspective)

Charles Kelemen, Allen Tucker, Peter Henderson, Owen Astrachan, Kim Bruce
2000 Proceedings of the 5th annual SIGCSE/SIGCUE ITiCSEconference on Innovation and technology in computer science education - ITiCSE '00  
A major curricular implication of this theme is that the prerequisite expectations and conceptual level of the first discrete mathematics course should be the same as it is for the first calculus course  ...  We are concerned about a view in undergraduate computer science education, especially in the early courses, that it's okay to be math-phobic and still prepare oneself to become a computer scientist.  ...  relations and partitions), Propositional logic and number systems A computer science student typically encounters the following code in a program in the CS1 course: if ( (i > n) && (a[i] !  ... 
doi:10.1145/343048.343143 dblp:conf/iticse/KelemenTHAB00 fatcat:ke5feg4drvf23ekhqjmfdvk67a

An undergraduate/graduate program in information systems

Charles J. Testa
1974 Proceedings of the May 6-10, 1974, national computer conference and exposition on - AFIPS '74  
Each option requires the student to choose a field of application in which he will complete 15 semester hours of course work or the equivalent of a double major.  ...  Thus, the program is designed to prepare students for a career as a designer and manager of computer-based information systems.  ...  The following is a collection of descriptions of undergraduate courses in information systems. Each course description specifies prerequisites or preparation expected of students taking the course.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1500175.1500243 dblp:conf/afips/Testa74 fatcat:cwekh6lo6fbgvaucyyqihkifv4

Philosophy of Education

Michael Taylor
1977 Social Theory and Practice  
Among the challenges facing our students are: ▪ the uncertainties of our world in a time of new scientific, environmental, economic, political and social realities; ▪ problems related to our economic,  ...  To accomplish this, our students must develop and utilize: ▪ intellectual curiosity and eagerness for lifelong learning ▪ a positive self-image based on a realistic acceptance of self ▪ the knowledge,  ...  Students are recommended into this course by their art instructor based on performance in prior art courses.  ... 
doi:10.5840/soctheorpract1977437 fatcat:ly7e6vjrirckrdmrqgowitmesa

Quant data science meets dexterous artistry

Ivo D. Dinov
2018 International Journal of Data Science and Analytics  
However, there is much less agreement on the core aspects of representation, modeling, and analytics that involve huge and heterogeneous datasets.  ...  The scientific community needs to build consensus about data science education and training curricula, including the necessary entry matriculation prerequisites and the expected learning competency outcomes  ...  Blending human-machine interfaces and data-driven inference is required to improve the long-term odds of survival and increase the impact of future decision support systems that rely on large amounts of  ... 
doi:10.1007/s41060-018-0138-6 pmid:30923735 pmcid:PMC6433171 dblp:journals/ijdsa/Dinov19 fatcat:tf52uaml7rgobedv3xbcpzff64

Pervasive parallel and distributed computing in a liberal arts college curriculum

Tia Newhall, Andrew Danner, Kevin C. Webb
2017 Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing  
[1] Instruction in parallel and distributed computing has traditionally been relegated to a few isolated courses, taught primarily in the context of scientific computing, distributed systems or computer  ...  CS31 replaced a previous course in our curriculum on machine organization. The old course was not a prerequisite to any of our upper-level courses.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jpdc.2017.01.005 fatcat:qosmqaaegzflzabd53sk5k6bty

An Online Bioinformatics Curriculum

David B. Searls, Fran Lewitter
2012 PLoS Computational Biology  
MIT also offers a higher-level course called ''Performance Engineering of Software Systems'' that focuses on performance analysis, algorithmic techniques for high performance, instruction-level optimizations  ...  A plus to the right of a course symbol (whether prerequisite or core) indicates that advanced work in the topic area of that course is recommended for students in that track.  ...  Independent Study Even in a university environment, it is not unusual for the classes that are necessary or desirable for a given course of study to be unavailable when needed.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002632 pmid:23028269 pmcid:PMC3441465 fatcat:n2ckzvbcf5fqfnw6vm4t7p3goi

Grade Prediction in Blended Learning Using Multisource Data

Ling-qing Chen, Mei-ting Wu, Li-fang Pan, Ru-bin Zheng, KunHong Liu
2021 Scientific Programming  
In addition, the performance of the algorithm can be further improved by adding the grades of prerequisite courses.  ...  In this paper, based on the behavior log data in four consecutive years of blended learning in a college's programming course, we propose a novel multiclassification frame to predict students' learning  ...  Scientific Programming courses added is also superior to those of the other algorithms on the whole.5.2.4.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/4513610 fatcat:6nwppcg6kbbixdqyjkwhxahlze

DOES INFORMATION SYSTEMS SUFFER AN IDENTITY CRISIS? A CASE STUDY OF CONFUSION AND MISINFORMATION

2012 Issues in Information Systems  
The proposed research seeks to provide understanding of why Information Systems continues to be a misunderstood discipline.  ...  However, for many reasons, Information Systems still seems to have an identity problem in its constant comparison with Computer Science.  ...  Skill sets changed from a focus on the computer to a focus on data processing in the context of doing business.  ... 
doi:10.48009/2_iis_2012_328-335 fatcat:poixqr2uondk3efcoelyvwmyei

Modernizing the Methods and Analytics Curricula for Health Science Doctoral Programs

Ivo D. Dinov
2020 Frontiers in Public Health  
Specifically, the paper presents a set of common prerequisites, a proposal for core computational and data analytic curriculum, and a list of expected outcome competencies for graduates of doctoral health  ...  It responds to digital revolution pressures, ubiquitous proliferation of big biomedical data, substantial recent advances in scientific technologies, and rapid progress in health analytics.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Many colleagues from the Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR), Center for Complexity and Self-management of Chronic Disease (CSCD), Big Data Discovery Science (BDDS), and the  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpubh.2020.00022 pmid:32117857 pmcid:PMC7031195 fatcat:algyhrhqwrgyphhmfweig3vriq

Assessing the Quantitative Skills of College Juniors

Steven F. Bauman, William O. Martin
1995 The College Mathematics Journal  
Also discussed are departmental needs and student capabilities revealed by assessment; three levels of quantitative expectations; patterns of student performance on quantitative tasks; and the impact of  ...  Instructors use this item bank to develop a questionnaire involving the specific quantitative skills their students need as prerequisites for a particular course and give this test to students within the  ...  Patterns of student performance on quantitative tasks. Our results in several Level I courses revealed gaps in the curricula of the mathematics and statistics departments.  ... 
doi:10.1080/07468342.1995.11973699 fatcat:dzocfcz3gbdfbcyipblv6mscjq

Medical Informatics Training at Columbia University and the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

B. A. Allen, P. D. Clayton, J. J. Cimino
1995 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics  
We offer courses in medical informatics, formal degrees (M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D.) and a postdoctoral training program.  ...  Faculty research programs include work on the Integrated Advanced Information Management System (IAIMS), Unified Medical Language System (UMLS), High-Perfor-mance Computing and Communications (HPCC), Electronic  ...  Acknowlegdment Supported in part by Gran LM07079 from the National Libr of Medicine  ... 
doi:10.1055/s-0038-1638029 fatcat:qhsid7gxqncc3i3eg6zddgn2pq

A data mining approach to guide students through the enrollment process based on academic performance

César Vialardi, Jorge Chue, Juan Pablo Peche, Gustavo Alvarado, Bruno Vinatea, Jhonny Estrella, Álvaro Ortigosa
2011 User modeling and user-adapted interaction  
The second attribute, named potential, is a measure of the competence of a student for a given course based on the grades obtained in related and Boosting, and a set of experiments was developed in order  ...  To build this system, the CRISP-DM methodology was applied to data from students of the Computer Science Department at University of Lima, Perú.  ...  -1650) and the University of Lima through the IDIC (Instituto de Investigación Científica).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11257-011-9098-4 fatcat:vju3x6vl6jhidar32zbtly72ry

The interdisciplinary quantum information classroom: Themes from a survey of quantum information science instructors [article]

Josephine C. Meyer, Gina Passante, Steven J. Pollock, Bethany R. Wilcox
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Here, we address this gap by reporting on the findings of a survey of instructors teaching introduction to QIS courses at institutions across the US, primarily at the undergraduate or hybrid undergraduate  ...  Interdisciplinary introduction to quantum information science (QIS) courses are proliferating at universities across the US, but the experiences of instructors in these courses have remained largely unexplored  ...  Acknowledgments Special thanks to Bianca Cervantes for her work identifying candidate courses to survey, Martin Laforest for his feedback on the faculty survey design, and to our faculty respondents and  ... 
arXiv:2202.05944v2 fatcat:s3uvodfybvhzlf6ih4qea4fcq4

Status of Elementary Teacher Development: Preparing Elementary Teachers to Deliver Technology and Engineering Experiences

Mary Annette Rose, Vinson Carter, Josh Brown, Steven Shumway
2017 Journal of Technology Education  
, and course offerings by the university governance system.  ...  The university, through its academic advising system, will make every effort to help students adapt to changes in the catalog.  ...  The Department of Chemistry Curriculum is certified by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.  ... 
doi:10.21061/jte.v28i2.a.1 fatcat:fwafnbtjazg4hcyfn73eur4rnq
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