Engineering Documents

Document Type

Conference Paper

Date of this Version

July 2008

Comments

Postprint version. Copyright ACM, 2008. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science, pages 518-22.
Publisher URL: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1352135.1352308

Abstract

This paper describes a study of undergraduate women's retention in the first-year of the computer science major at the University of Pennsylvania for the purpose of identifying the underlying issues responsible for attrition. The subsequent steps taken by the faculty to improve women's retention is also discussed.

Keywords

attrition, curriculum, gender issues, persistence, computer science education

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Date Posted: 06 August 2008