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TUES: Transforming the Freshman Experience of Computing Majors is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) (award TUES-1140589). This project synthesizes elements from first-year engineering courses, traditional introductory computing courses, and the new Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles course to create an innovative freshman computing course for computer science and information systems majors. The course utilizes peer teaching fellows and peer mentors to deliver an overview of the discipline, build technical skills, provide a group design experience, and strengthen professional skills.

The course has been taught three times to date: a pilot section was offered in Fall 2012 and two sections (Dr. desJardins’s section and Dr. Seaman’s section) were offered in Fall 2013.

Slides from our May 9, 2014 workshop