Retain with Curriculum: Use everyday examples, meaningful assignments and relevant courses

Actionable Steps and Practices

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

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