3rd Academy for Software Engineering Educators & Trainers

ASEE&T 2008

April 14, 2008

A special one-day Academy for Software Engineering Educators & Trainers will be held the day prior to the start of CSEE&T 2008. The purpose of the Academy is to provide an opportunity for software engineering educators and trainers to learn from master instructors in a highly dynamic, hands-on, interactive environment.

In particular, the Academy is designed as a special learning opportunity for academics new to teaching software engineering courses, including PhD students who will soon be entering academic careers, new faculty members, and mid-career faculty members who are just beginning to teach in this area.

Slides from this session are available for download.

Speakers and Instructors

The 2008 Academy begins with a keynote address by Barry Boehm:
Barry Boehm
University of Southern California
Then three well-known figures in software engineering will serve as master instructors:
Victor Basili
University of Maryland
Jared Richardson
6th Sense Analytics
Dieter Rombach
Universitšt Kaiserslautern

More information on these speakers and their topics can be found on the ASEET speaker page.

Subsequent to the Academy, Academy attendees will participate in CSEET conference sessions, benefiting from further educational opportunities and being exposed to the software engineering education community and to methods for integrating research and education in their careers.

Agenda

ASEET will take place in the Calhoun room.
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:40 am Keynote Speaker: Barry Boehm, "Using Software Project Courses to Integrate Education and Research"
9:40 am Discussion
10:00 am Discussion
10:20 am Dieter Rombach, "Empirical Studies - A Means of Classroom Instruction"
11:50 am Discussion
12:15 pm Lunch in the Bridgeview room
1:15 pm Jared Richardson, "Practical Agile Practices"
2:45 pm Discussion
3:10 pm Break
3:30 pm Victor Basili, "Software Models and Measures: The Goal Question Metric Approach"
5:00 pm Discussion
5:40 pm ASEE&T Concludes

NSF Scholarships

A limited number of NSF-sponsored scholarships to attend ASEE&T are available for US citizens. These grants can be used to defray travel expenses, tuition, and conference fees. US Citizens and permanent residents of the US and new faculty wishing to apply for travel funds to attend the Academy and CSEE&T should submit:

  • a brief budget, and
  • a two-page statement explaining how their attending ASEE&T and CSEE&T will contribute to software engineering education or training in the US.
Additionally, their department head or advisor should submit a letter of recommendation, including:
  • (for students) a statement of expected graduation date;
  • the applicant's current or future involvement in software engineering education or training; and
  • a statement to as to what alternative funding is available, if any.

For students, the letter must attest to the fact that the student will complete the degree within the next year and will likely be involved in software engineering education or training.

Special consideration will be given to applicants where ASEE&T participation will likely impact under-represented groups in computing.

To apply for a scholarship or to obtain more information contact the ASEE&T headmaster, Dr. Tom Horton at horton@cs.virginia.edu. (Be sure to put "ASEE&T 2008" in the subject line.)

Important dates:

  • February 20: budget, brief statement, and letter of recommendation due by 7pm EST. via email to Dr. Tom Horton at horton@cs.virginia.edu. (Be sure to put "ASEE&T 2008" in the subject line.)
  • February 25: notification of selection