Is Integration of Communication and Technical Instruction Across the SE Curriculum a Viable Strategy for Improving the Real World Communication Abilities of Software Engineering Graduates? http://cpath.csi.muohio.edu MladenVouk NCSU Janet E. Burge Paul V. Anderson Miami University Andrew Begel Microsoft Research Gerald C. Gannod Moderator This work was funded by NSF CPATH-II Award CCF-0939122. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Audience: What do you think communication in CS and SE means?
Project: http://cpath.csi.muohio.edu Developing communication course outcomes and assignments for 6 courses: CS1, CS2, Data Structures, Software Engineering, Databases, Capstone/Senior Design Participants from 14 institutions with Miami and NCSU as lead CS and Software Engineering Faculty Communication Across the Curriculum Faculty Industrial participants 4
The Panelists Three different perspectives on the project: CS/SE Faculty (Burge, Vouk) Communication Across the Curriculum Faculty (Anderson) Industrial Partner/Participant (Begel) 5
Format 2-3 minute introduction by each of the panelists Prepared Questions Questions from audience Twitter hashtag: #cseet2011p2 6
What communication skills are do we expect graduates to possess? (Audience?)
How are we doing this? (Audience: What have you tried?) 8
What are the roles of the different participants? (Audience: Are we missing any important constituents?)
What do the assignments look like? (Audience: Is this sufficient for you to get started?)
Audience: Do you see any pitfalls? What has make this difficult?
How are we preparing faculty? (Audience: What kind of training would you expect to receive?)
How do the participants feel about the project?