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The purpose of the Community College Computer Consortium of New Jersey (4C) is to provide a forum to foster professional development among NJ computer science, information systems, and information technology faculty and others interested in computer education.

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Winter 2015 Meeting
Friday March 27, 2015
Brookdale Community College

Fall 2014 Meeting

Date: Friday, October 31st

Place: Rutgers University, CoRE Lecture Hall, CoRE Building, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


Parking: Lots 64, 60B or 60A


9am - 9:20am Breakfast
9:20am - 9:35am Welcome
9:35am - 10:15am Transfer information for Community College students
10:15am - 10:50am State of CS in NJ/CS Principles
10:50am - 11:00am break
11:00am - 12:00pm Flipping the classroom
12:00pm - 1:30pm Lunch/4C Business Meeting**

**Two important 4C Business action items:
1. Election of a President-Elect/Program Chair - let us know if you are interested or want more information
2. Winter meeting location identification - let us know if you'd like to host the next 4C meeting

Spring 2014 Meeting
Passaic County College
Friday, April 25, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Paterson Room
One College Boulevard
Paterson, NJ 07505
RSVP to: Merille Siegel


9:00-9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Pearson Publishing
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome/ What’s new in technology at Passaic County Community College?
Merille Siegel, Professor and Chair, Computer & Information Sciences Dept
Robert Mondelli, VP of Information Technology
9:45 – 10:45 The Internship Experience
Eric Cameron, Assistant Professor CIS
Anthony Rosato, Adjunct Professor and Internship Coordinator, CIS

The Internship Experience is a 2 credit course that is an option in the AAS Information Technology degree. Students are provided with the opportunity to work as an intern in a position in their chosen major and specialization. Students work at the job site for 80-90 hours over the course of the semester, spread out over 8-10 weeks. Professors Eric Cameron and Tony Rosato will describe how the program works at PCCC and lessons learned through the implementation of the program.
10:45- 11:00 Break/Publisher Representatives
11:00 – 11:15 Update on the General Education Introductory Computer Course (State level)
Merille Siegel and Eric Cameron
11:15 – 12:15 Roundtable on Programming Languages
Moderator, Adnan Atshan, Associate Professor CIS

Attendees will have the opportunity to break up into groups to discuss issues relating to programming languages. The groups will join together at the end to discuss their findings and/or recommendations.

Questions for discussion:
  1. Which programming languages are you offering at your college – which degree uses these languages?
  2. Who is the target audience for these courses? Which majors?
  3. Which programming language makes it easier for students to understand core programming concepts? – memory allocation, pointers/references, data representation, etc.
  4. How many languages should they be exposed to in a two year sequence – breadth or depth?
  5. What is the level of the students preparedness prior to taking the first programming course?
  6. Do you use open or closed labs?
12:00 – 1:00 4C Business Meeting/Lunch
2014-15 4C Officer Elections/Meeting Locations for 2014-15

Lunch: Courtesy of Cengage Publishing

Please RSVP to Merille Siegel: msiegel@pccc.edu

Meeting information
Passaic County Community College
One College Boulevard, Paterson, NJ 07505
Paterson Room (Located in the Cafeteria of Academic Hall)

Guests may park in any of the spaces of the Parking Deck located on Broadway (B on the map). Take a ticket upon entering; you will be provided with a parking voucher at the meeting. Once you exit the garage, make a left walking towards the Wendy’s. The main entrance to the College (labeled 1 on the map) is at the corner of Memorial Drive and Broadway; cafeteria will be directly to your left when you enter the building. Walk to the back of the Cafeteria for the Paterson Room.

Directions and A campus map may be accessed at:
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Winter 2014 Meeting
Atlantic Cape Community College
Friday, February 7, 2014 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cafeteria B, J-Building
5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, NJ 08330

RSVP to:  Bill Dougherty
Map of College

Park in Lots P3 or P4.


9:00-9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Courtesy of Cengage Publishing
9:30-9:45 a.m. Welcome / What’s new at Atlantic Cape Community College
Otto Hernandez, Dean of Career and Technical Education & STEM Programs
9:45-10:45 a.m. Virtual Studio Technology & College Life
Bo Zilovic, Assistant Professor, Atlantic Cape CC

Virtual Studio Technology has been implemented at Atlantic Cape CC as a part of the New Media Studies Program. The technology enables low cost High Definition audio/video production. Faculty and students have been working together to expand the utilization of this equipment to create promotional videos for the college and support student success by helping them enrich their multimedia portfolios. Prof. Bo Zilovic will demonstrate the technology and showcase student work.
10:45-11:00 a.m. Break / Publisher Representatives
11:00-12:00 p.m. Attracting Female Students to the CS Major and Helping them Succeed
Jill Gerhardt, Ph.D., The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

This talk describes intervention programs that were designed to encourage girls to study computing and to succeed in computing. All of these interventions put into practice three key ingredients that help women succeed in computing: 1- Use real-world applications, 2- Implement cooperative learning and 3- Build student-confidence.
PowerPoint Presentation
12:00-1:15 p.m. Lunch - Courtesy of Pearson Publishing

Air Traffic Control Simulator (15 minutes, 8 people at a time through lunch)
Marty Halldorson, Instructor, Atlantic Cape CC
1:15-2:00 p.m. CCCC Business Meeting

Fall 2013 Meeting
Community College Computer Consortium (CCCC)
Computer Science Teachers Association – Northern NJ Chapter (CSTA-NNJ)
Information Technology Department @ Bergen Community College

RSVP to inf@bergen.edu by 09/20/2013

Date: Saturday 09/28/2013 from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Room: TEC-128
Park in B lot. Pass the first building and park.
TEC is the building just past the stop sign.

8:30-9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome to Compute@BCC
The Oracle Academy Presenter: Lorilyn Owens, Regional Director, Oracle Academy
Description: The Oracle Academy provides a complete portfolio of software, curriculum, hosted technology, faculty training, support, and certification resources to secondary and higher education institutions for teaching use. Faculty can insert these resources into computer science and business programs, ensuring that students gain industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce.
AP CS Principles Pilot Program Presenters: Brian Fuschetto, Lyndhurst High School & Barbara Froehlich, East Orange STEM Academy
Description:The AP CS Principles Pilot Program is a new initiative by the College Board designed to increase knowledge and awareness of computer science to a larger population of students, in particular traditionally underrepresented populations including females and minorities. The program utilizes a unique assessment approach as compared with traditional AP programs. This presentation will discuss the primary content covered in the AP CS curriculum as well as provide an overview of the pilot process and direction of the program as it moves towards official AP status in the 2016-2017 academic year.
Technology Roundtable Leaders: TBD
Description: Let’s discuss technology! Where are we now? What changes are contemplated immediately? What are our long range plans?
Lunch Round Table Continued & Chapter Business Meetings

Breakfast and a light lunch will be served.

Questions? Contact inf@bergen.edu, Anita Verno averno@bergen.edu, or Bill Madden bmadden@bergen.edu