with TAFE diplomas may receive anywhere
from minimal up to almost full credit for
their TAFE study if they go on to study at
the university. A challenge TAFEs are facing is the Australian government’s recent
extension of subsidies to private education
providers (some of whom operate questionably), making it difficult for the TAFEs
In Peru, the Peruvian Ministry of
Education governs all educational institutions. Ernesto Cuadros-Vargas explained
the educational system in Peru for the
ITiCSE panel [ 5]. Technical colleges offer
3-year degrees in technical areas, such as
computer technician, as well as shorter
programs. Students who transfer from
a technical college to a university to
complete a bachelor’s degree are generally able to receive recognition of their
In keeping with its global mission
to serve and support community and
technical college educators in all aspects
of computing education, the CCECC was
privileged to organize the ITiCSE pan-
el described here. Furthermore, we are
forming a group of international advisors
to maintain an international perspective.
Currently these include Reyyan Ayfer, from
Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey; and
Margaret Hamilton, from RMIT University in
Melbourne, Australia. Sharing perspectives
across the world on computing education
benefits all. I invite readers around the
world to contact me or pass my information along to those interested in computing education at a community/junior
college in their country. Anyone interested
in computing education at community/
junior colleges can join the google group
cc-ed-computing and continue the discussion online.
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C. S., Nichols, J. Information Technology Competency
Model of Core Learning Outcomes and Assessment
for Associate-Degree Curriculum. New York:
Association for Computing Machinery, 2014;
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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and
IEEE Computer Society. Computer Science Curricula
2013: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate
Degree Programs in Computer Science. New York:
Association for Computing Machinery, 2013; DOI=
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Contribution of Two-Year Institutions to Four-Year
Completions, 2015; http://nscresearchcenter.org/
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5. Tang, C., Hawthorne, E. K., Tucker, C. S., Cuadros-Varg, E., Cukierman, C., Simon, Zhang, M. Global
Perspectives on the Role of Two-Year/Technical/
Junior Colleges in Computing Education.
Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on
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Education (ITiCSE ’ 16), 204-205; DOI= http://dx.doi.
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A personal walk down the
computer industry road.
BY AN EYE-WITNESS.
Smarter Than Their Machines: Oral Histories
of the Pioneers of Interactive Computing is
based on oral histories archived at the Charles
Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota.
These oral histories contain important messages
for our leaders of today, at all levels, including
that government, industry, and academia can
accomplish great things when working together in
an effective way.