A new class of teaching faculty: No PhD required
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Birds of a Feather
Broadening Participation in Computing
TimeWednesday, September 154:45pm - 5:30pm CDT
DescriptionWe all know that the demand for computer science teaching faculty is skyrocketing. As a result, we have noticed that many colleges and universities are beginning to advertise for and hire candidates without a PhD in computer science. What does this mean for the faculty in this position, and how can we promote and support the important contribution that these faculty will have on students? In this BOF, we invite participants from all levels of higher education to explore the experiences surrounding teaching track faculty without a PhD and to begin to envision how our community can systematically support and create alternative paths within academia that will allow potential faculty to earn a master’s degree and learn how to be effective teachers at the same time.