2019 Survey of CS Teaching
Challenges and Resources in U.S. Colleges and Universities
We wanted to understand the primary course administration, curriculum, and grading challenges that educators face.
Respondents taught classes ranging in size from 7 to 2,000 students, with 16.7% of rosters reaching into the triple digits. What we found was intriguing—though not necessarily surprising.
Educators reported being concerned about low student engagement, increasing student-to-teacher ratios, the time burden of manual grading, and a lack of appropriate classroom space. According to our findings:
• 72% of respondents ranked manual grading as their greatest grading/feedback challenge
• Teachers with larger classes were more concerned about pedagogical challenges like low student engagement—whereas teachers of smaller classes struggled with technology-related challenges
• The majority of respondents were primarily concerned with increasing student-to-teacher ratios, followed by inappropriate classroom or lab space.
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