Retain with Curriculum: Use everyday examples, meaningful assignments and relevant courses
Actionable Steps and Practices
- Offer introductory courses that enable students without previous computing experience to succeed.
- Offer majors, minors, courses that align with student interests and career goals.
- Structure the program curriculum for student success. For example, examine retention data to identify whether particular courses or course sequences are causing problems.
- Engage students with broadly appealing, stereotype-free examples and assignments that emphasize the real-world relevance of computing. (ALSO IN PEDAGOGY)