Topic: Transforming a core computer science course from small to large classroom format
During the lunch, Dr. Adam Lee from the computer science department will discuss the design of a large enrollment computer science course for which he received a dB-SERC course transformation award.
The number of computer science majors at Pitt has increased over 100% over the last 5 years, which has resulted in larger class sizes. The computer science department is transforming a core computer science course from small to large classroom format. The course transformation involves using research based approaches for large classes, including a flipped classroom approach, in-class clicker questions, the development of a quiz bank for use in recitation and outside of class, and frequent use of formative assessments.
The purpose of the lunch is to discuss the design of the course and also to provide feedback about implementation and assessment.