CRAE Website Launched: Education Committee of the Computing Research Association

December 3, 2013 at 1:36 am 2 comments

Quoting from the latest CRA Newsletter (below).  Note carefully: The Education Committee of the Computing Research Association is focused on Computing Education, not Computing Education Research. Computing Education Research is outside of CRA’s purview:

The Education Committee of the Computing Research Association (CRA-E) has launched its website: www.cra.org/crae. CRA-E’s mission is to address society’s need for a continuous supply of talented and well-educated computing researchers by providing resources to inform, assist, and guide the computing community.

Resources on the site include:
· White papers on trends, best practices, and recommendations for leaders in academic, research, and funding agencies.
· Resources for students and faculty to encourage and enhance undergraduate research and to increase participation of underrepresented groups.
· Materials and meetings that allow computing faculty, practitioners, and students to contribute to a strong research pipeline.

The CRA-E is a committee of the Computing Research Association (CRA).  CRA-E’s mission is to address society’s need for a continuous supply of talented and well-educated computing researchers.  In particular, the committee works toward the objective of maintaining a healthy pipeline of domestic students who continue on to graduate school and enter careers in research.

The committee currently has two main threads of activities: the Pipeline group (“PIPE”) and the Preparing Undergraduates for REsearch (“PURE”) group.  PIPE seeks to understand and improve the pipeline of domestic students to doctoral programs.  It’s activities include collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data and disseminating its findings to the computing research community.  The PURE group is engaged in identifying best practices in undergraduate research and developing resources for undergraduates interested in research and graduate school and for faculty interested in mentoring undergraduate researchers.

via CRAE | Education Committee of the Computing Research Association.

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  • 1. gasstationwithoutpumps  |  December 3, 2013 at 1:52 am

    I don’t see how you conclude that “Computing Education Research is outside of CRA’s purview”—isn’t “collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data and disseminating its findings” pretty much the definition of research?

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    • 2. Mark Guzdial  |  December 3, 2013 at 7:14 am

      I agree. However, CRA has defined CS Ed Research as being outside its purview.

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