Developing a Computer Science Education Community of Practice for Early-Career Academics in the UK

Crick, Tom, Davenport, James H., Hayes, Alan, Irons, Alastair and Prickett, Tom (2021) Developing a Computer Science Education Community of Practice for Early-Career Academics in the UK. In: ITiCSE '21: Proceedings of the 26th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education V.

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Abstract

The early career of a computer science (CS) academic in the UK is increasingly challenging in terms of balancing research aspirations, learning and teaching responsibilities, wider academic service commitments, alongside their own professional development. The development of an early-career CS academic is mediated in part by the strength of the community of practice with which they are able to access and engage. And not just ones that operate within their department or institution; but also communities of practice that exist at a national and international level, often through professional bodies, learned societies and research networks. This poster presents the emerging work-in-progress to address some of these social, cultural and structural challenges in developing a CS education community of practice in the UK. Building on recent work, we identify a number of specific actions and recommendations to supplement the current formal institutional requirements with enhanced national-level academic practice support and professional development, alongside local and regional professional mentoring.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: ** From Crossref proceedings articles via Jisc Publications Router ** History: epub 26-06-2021; ppub 26-06-2021; issued 26-06-2021.
Divisions: Faculty of Technology > School of Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Publication Router
Depositing User: Publication Router
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2021 16:11
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2021 16:11
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/13668
ORCID for Alastair Irons: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5174-6596

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