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Title: Encouraging the study of computer science at a research university.


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Encouraging the study of computer science at a
research university.
  • Michael J. Pazzani
  • Vice President for Research and
  • Graduate and Professional Education
  • Pazzani_at_rutgers.edu

2
Rutgers Freshman Seminars
  • Rutgers
  • Faculty 2700
  • Undergraduates 37,000
  • Graduate and Professional 13,000
  • AAU Research University
  • Douglass college, residential college for women
  • Rutgers Freshman Seminar
  • One Credit course One hour a week
  • Introduce students to research early in education
  • Get to know a real professor
  • My Seminar Internet Personalization
  • Taught at Douglass to broaden participation
  • Hopefully, more interesting than finding prime
    numbers

3
Personalized Restaurant Recommendation
4
Class Exercise Pizza
5
Is this creepy?
6
Field trip to Google Free Food Met Larry Page
7
Motivate Research ProblemsCommon Sense
8
Why attend a research university?Education where
new knowledge created
  • How many hours a week does a Rutgers Professor
    teach?
  • What do Rutgers Professors do when they arent
    teaching?
  • How much does a Ph.D. student in computer science
    pay Rutgers a year?

9
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
  • I'm teaching 5 classes this term, advising 2
    doctoral students, and I'm the faculty
    lifeguard.
  • Dr. Jules Hilbert University of Illinois at
    Chicago

10
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11
Results
  • All students passed exit test on universities and
    research
  • One female student enrolled in a CS class
  • VP of Research
  • Encouraged professors to talk to freshman and
    sophomores about graduate school costs.
  • Provided 3000 to each faculty member that taught
    a freshman seminar to hire a student over the
    summer to participate in research instead of work
    at Starbucks.
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