Assessing Community in an Undergraduate Computer Science Program Using Social Network Analysis
Sense of community and belonging represent key components of students’ success in undergraduate degree programs. As part of a curriculum effort designed to strengthen these components, we conducted a Social Network Analysis of students in an undergraduate computer science program to establish a baseline measurement of students’ connectedness in the program. Analysis of these data showed no significant differences in connectedness between male and female students or white and non-white students. The analysis did identify significant differences based on students’ class year, interest and participation in computer games, and being employed by the computer science department.
Salzman, Noah; Winiecki, Don; and Jain, Amit. (2019). "Assessing Community in an Undergraduate Computer Science Program Using Social Network Analysis". Frontiers in Education 2019 Conference Proceedings, . https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/FIE43999.2019.9028602