Registration opens April 2019 San Diego,CA September 18-21, 2019

2019 Tapia Conference

Life as a Liberal Arts College CS Professor

Thursday, September 20, 2018 — 5:30PM - 6:30PM

This BoF is intended to be a place of discussion for liberal arts college (LAC) faculty and those interested in a LAC faculty career. Liberal arts colleges (LACs) offer an oft overlooked career option for computer science scholars. LACs offer an environment that values both teaching and scholarship within the scope of an undergraduate education. This BoF will allow participants to explore this niche, and some of the consequences of its selective pressures: smaller class sizes, smaller departments, broader curricula, and the absence of graduate students when conducting research.

In addition to a discussion of job specifics with current faculty, we intend that the BoF will also allow graduate and undergraduate students to ask questions of established LAC faculty. Current job seekers will be given space to discuss how they can make themselves competitive for LAC job opportunities and seek advice from faculty who have previously served on search committees.

BOF Organizers:
Valerie Summet, Rollins College
Keith O’Hara, Bard College