This is a free event to be held on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022, in conjunction with the SICSE Technical Symposium.  This year, the event will be online, making it more accessible to those who may not be able to attend the symposium in person.

If you are a new or aspiring educator, we hope you’ll consider joining us for a very practical and fun day of learning, sharing, and community building.  And if you are an experienced educator, please share this opportunity with your graduate students, post docs, and junior colleagues.

Purpose: With presentations, discussions, and small-group community building, this pre-symposium event will assist aspiring and early-career educators in exploring the non-research facets of an academic career. We’ll address questions such as

  • How do I find a career path and institution that are right for me?
  • What strategies can I use during the job search and interviewing process to achieve my goals?
  • What tips could help me organize a course, scaffold engaging learning experiences, and build lasting relationships with students?
  • What practical steps can I take to support equity, diversity, and inclusion in my work?

Topics and (fantastic!) Presenters: The session will include a slate of experienced mentors addressing topics relevant to new (and soon-to-be-new) CS educators:

  • Career Planning, Paths, and Possibilities: Jeffrey Forbes (National Science Foundation), Soohyun Liao (UC San Diego), Briana Morrison (University of Virginia), and Peter-Michael Osera (Grinnell College)
  • CS Teaching Tips: Colleen Lewis (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
  • Job Searching and Interviewing: Tzu-Yi Chen (Pomona College), Michelle Craig (University of Toronto), Carsten Kleiner (University of Applied Sciences & Arts, Hannover), and Gloria Washington (Howard University)  
  • Preparing for success in promotion and tenure: Steve Wolfman (University of British Columbia)
  • Building a community of equity-focused CS educators: Manuel Pérez-Quiñones (UNC at Charlotte)

Cost: The full-day event is free, thanks to the generous support of the SIGCSE Board.   A limited number of grants are available to help cover expenses related to the session (e.g., travel, hotel, food, registration), with preference given to graduate students.

How to apply: For more information and to apply, visit  Participants who will be in Providence are invited to lunch with the SIGCSE. You must apply by January 28th to have this opportunity.

Questions? Contact the organizers, Diane Horton and Meghan Allen at


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