A national mentoring and buddying pilot scheme for UK early career CS academics

Tom Crick, James H. Davenport, Alan Hayes, Alastair Irons, Tom Prickett, Simon Payne

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Abstract

In the UK, a thriving computer science education community of practice is emerging, supported by national and international professional body/learned society specialist interest groups, and being developed through relevant research and practice conferences. A key group within this emerging community of practice are early career academics who are required to overcome significant obstacles in the early stages of their academic career, from developing an independent research career, delivering high quality learning and teaching, continuing their own professional development, alongside wider academic service commitments. Institutional-level, but generally subject-agnostic, support for early career colleagues in the UK is supplemented by nationwide developmental sessions and initiatives such as journal clubs. This poster reports on a developing pilot scheme to support early career CS academics through cross-institutional mentoring from experienced academics, as well as buddying groups of similar career stage colleagues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITiCSE 2022 - Proceedings of the 27th ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages630
Number of pages1
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9781450392006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event27th ACM Conference on on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 8 Jul 202213 Jul 2022
https://iticse.acm.org/2022/

Publication series

NameAnnual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1942-647X

Conference

Conference27th ACM Conference on on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
Abbreviated titleITiCSE '22
Country/TerritoryIreland
CityDublin
Period8/07/2213/07/22
Internet address

Keywords

  • Early-career academics
  • Community of practice
  • Mentoring
  • Buddying
  • Professional development

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