SIGCSE is to provide a forum for educators to discuss issues related to the development, implementation, and/or evaluation of computing programs, curricula, and courses, as well as syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy.
Computer Science Educators
Membership (as of January 2010)
2624 members from 63 countries
The following awards are presented annually
- Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education
- Lifetime Service to the Computer Science Education Community
SIGCSE is managed by an elected Board of volunteers. The Board consists of a chair, vice chair, secretary, treasurer, and three "at large" members.
The following events are held annually:
- Technical Symposium (SIGCSE), usually held in February/March in the USA, with approximately 1300 attendees.
- Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), usually held in June in or around Europe, with approximately 300 attendees.
- International Computing Education Conference (ICER), usually held in August at sites around the world, with approximately 80 attendees.
- Doctoral Consortium (DC), usually held in conjunction with ICER, with approximately 20 attendees.
In addition to sponsoring events and awarding awards (!), SIGCSE is active in many other ways:
- Publications - SIGCSE sponsors the ACM Inroads magazine and also publishes a quarterly newsletter.
- Mailing Lists - Two moderated mailing lists for announcements and discussion of topics of general interest to SIGCSE members are supported.
- Special Projects - SIGCSE awards a limited number of Special Projects to help its members investigate and introduce new ideas in the learning and teaching of computing.
- Outreach - This project supports the dissemination of outstanding SIGCSE/ITiCSE presentations to other venues.
- In Cooperation Events - SIGCSE will lend its name to non-SIGCSE events that are fully sponsored by other non-profit organizations.
- Committees - The Committee Initiative encourages all SIGCSE members to participate in substantive discussions on areas of community interest, with the goals of investigating topics in depth and culminating with substantive reports.
- Resources - SIGCSE maintains resources for the computing education community, for example a list of PH. D. programs and a list of Places to Publish.