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SIGITE 2011 Deadline Approaches

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Hello everyone. I just wanted to remind you that the Friday June 3, 2011 deadline for the 12th Annual ACM Special Interest Group on Information Technology Education (SIGITE) conference at West Point, New York on October 20-22, 2011 is fast approaching. Read more

SIGITE 2011 Conference Home

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We now a central web home for the SIGITE 2011 conference. You can visit it at

Which Computing Field is Right For Me?

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Here’s a nice piece by NCWIT on the differences among the computing disciplines (computer engineering, computer science, information systems, information technology, software engineering).

SIGITE 2011 New Deadlines

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The deadline for papers, panels, and posters for the 12th Annual ACM Special Interest Group on Information Technology Education (SIGITE) conference at West Point, New York on October 20-22, 2011 has been extended to Friday June 3, 2011. Read more

SIGITE 2011 Deadline Extension

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One of the interesting experiences of being a conference Program Chair is discovering that professors ask for extensions more frequently than students. Evidently, all across the world, ultra-critical dogs have been consuming first drafts of SIGITE papers …

Seriously, I know that for those on a semester system, the end of April is a busy time. Thus, I have extended the paper deadline to midnight Friday May 13.

Edit: The new deadline is now Friday June 3, 2011. That’s it: no more extensions!


Hello everyone. I just wanted to remind you that the April 30 deadline for the 2011 SIGITE in New York is fast approaching. This conference promises to be the absolute finest SIGITE to date. It will, I’m sure, be a flawlessly organized conference in a beautiful and historical location with New York City just around the corner. What more could you ask for in a conference?

Now I’m sure many of you had pledged to give up writing conference papers for Lent, but with Easter just around the corner, you now have no excuse. So next week, start writing that conference paper, poster, or panel idea and have it ready for their respective deadlines.

The URL for submissions

To see the call for papers

K-12 CS Standards – Draft for Comment

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The Computer Science Teachers Association invites comments for its 2011 draft CSTA K-12 Computer Science Learning Standards: Revised 2011>

SRII – IT Enabled Services

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The SRII (Service Research and Innovation Institute) Conference [marker ]was a real eye opener to me[/marker]and presented an exciting future in which we IT educators and professionals can be vitally important towards creating.  The overriding theme of SRII and this initiative is that IT can/should be a driver to the betterment of our society by creating efficiencies in delivery of services. Read more

Paper Reviewers Needed

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Wanted: Volunteers willing to demonstrate their superior discernment, acumen, and perspicacity. Like any communal activity, academic conferences depend upon volunteers. SIGITE 2011 is no different. Currently, we are looking for people willing to volunteer as paper reviewers. Like eating broccoli, reviewing papers is incredibly good for you ... but without the bitter aftertaste. Read more

At this time of year we are often swamped with a wide variety of teaching responsibilities and as such we tend to postpone everything else until that huge stack of student papers or student Java code printouts are marked.

While I am feeling this as well, I do want to remind everyone that the April 30 deadline for submitting papers for SIGITE 2011 in New York is also approaching. This conference promises to be the best SIGITE yet, so be sure to leave room in your schedule for writing your SIGITE 2011 paper submission.