UD receives grant to improve curriculum, increase diversity in computer science program

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  UD receives $300K  to improve curriculum, increase student diversity in computer science program

A  $300,000 grant awarded to the University of Dayton will be used to improve diversity among students in its computer science program.

The funding will be used to train faculty in developing curriculum that engages and retains, women and other under-represented students in the field of computer science, said Don Pair, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. It will also fund the creation of a new introductory course and the revision of two additional courses.

“A strength of this program is the readiness of the entire computer science faculty to rethink their teaching models and curriculum for under-represented students,” Pair said. “These three required courses serve as the foundation for computer science education. As such, we expect them to cultivate the enthusiasm and competence needed to succeed in the program and in a career,”

The Association of American Colleges and Universities selected 20 institutions for its TIDES initiative – Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM.

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