Who Takes Intro Computing? Examining the Degree Plans of Introductory Computing Students in Light of Booming Enrollments

Linda J. Sax, Jennifer M. Blaney, Christina Zavala, Kaitlin N.S. Newhouse

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

This article examines the major and minor degree intentions of undergraduates enrolled in introductory computing courses. Focusing on three primary groups (computing majors, non-computing majors, and undecided majors) we examine specific major choices, double major combinations, and minors. Further, we examine the degree intentions of women and underrepresented racially minoritized students compared to their male and majority counterparts. Findings reveal wide variation in the degree plans of intro students and that degree intentions vary by gender and race/ethnicity in several ways.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2020 - Proceedings
EditorsChristina Gardner-McCune, Nicki Washington, Edward Dillon, Gloria Washington, Jamie Payton
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728171722
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 10 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2020 - Virtual, Portland, United States
Duration: Mar 11 2020 → …

Publication series

Name2020 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2020 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2020 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Portland
Period3/11/20 → …

Keywords

  • CS1
  • Computer science education
  • booming enrollments
  • broadening participation
  • degree intentions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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