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 June 2015)
A total of 2,319 members representing 63 countries.
The following awards are presented annually:
- Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education
- Lifetime Service to the Computer Science Education Community
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 the bulletin.
- 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 grants to help its members investigate and introduce new ideas in the learning and teaching of computing.
- Speaker's Fund - 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.