Innovations and Opportunities

SIGCSE 2022 Affiliated Event by the SIGCSE Committee on Computing Education in Liberal Arts Colleges

Innovations and Opportunities
in Liberal Arts Computing Education

A SIGCSE 2022 affiliated event organized by members of the SIGCSE Committee on Computing Education in Liberal Arts Colleges.

This event builds on directions and priorities identified at our prior SIGCSE events:

This Pre-Symposium event will promote connection and collaboration within the liberal arts computing community. This full day event will be split into two sessions. The first session will focus on innovations in computing education in the liberal arts and may include courses, curricula, co-curricular programs or other elements that reflect a specifically liberal arts perspective. Selected submissions will be presented and discussed at the event and also be added to the Committee’s growing repository of materials. The second session will be held in an “unconference” format, with proposals accepted for working group topics from the community as a whole. Possible topics include but are not limited to course design and assessment for CS+X courses, strategies for recruiting faculty to teach at liberal arts colleges, and course-specific topics such as implementing specifications grading or implementing inclusive teaching practices. Throughout the event, sessions will give participants an opportunity to learn about work already taking place within the liberal arts computing community as well as to engage in Q&A and breakout discussions. All interested faculty and students are welcome.

Event Information

Important Dates

Category Date
Submissions Due January 18, 2022
Notifications January 28, 2022
In-Person Event at SIGCSE Wednesday March 2, 2022, 8:30am-5:00pm EST
Post-Event Hybrid Session** April 1, 2022

** A hybrid follow-up event building on the sessions at SIGCSE will be held on Friday, April 1st in connection with the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Northeast Region Conference CCSC-NE. Attendees need not have registered for or participated in the Affiliated Event at the SIGCSE Technical Symposium. Details about the time and registration process for the hybrid session will be posted in early March.

Event Agenda

Time Activity
8:30-8:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45-9:30 Curricular Innovations Panel
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-10:45 Curricular Innovations Breakout 1
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Curricular Innovations Breakout 2
12:00-1:30 Lunch break on your own
1:30-2:00 Selection of Unconference sessions
2:00-4:30 Unconference sessions
4:30-5:00 Optional business meeting
Evening Optional dinner groups

A more detailed event agenda is also avaialble.


Program Committee


We would like to thank following institutions for providing the sponsorship that has made this event possible.

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