A Studio Model Pilot in Computer Science I

Trudy Howles
Department of Computer Science
Rochester Institute of Technology


Retention and student success are difficult issues that are being addressed within GCCIS and at many schools nation-wide. These are complex problems, compounded by an evolving student learning culture, demanding technical programs, and the varied backgrounds and experiences of incoming students.

A pilot program for Computer Science 1 was developed and implemented in fall quarter (2003-1). Initiatives included the following:

This colloquium will outline the initiatives and the results of the "CS1 Studio Pilot" from fall quarter, 2003. This pilot was funded through a Provost Learning Innovations Grant.

Short Bio

Trudy Howles is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She served as a long time software consultant and software development engineer prior to joining the faculty at RIT. She is a member of the American Society for Quality and is a Certified Software Quality Engineer.

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