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Publications and Presentations

Clear, A., Impagliazzo, J., Gal-Ezer, J., & Exter, M. (2023, October 19). Using Scalable Competency in Computing and Engineering Education. 2023 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) 

Duan, S., Exter, M., Tagare, D., & Sabin, M. (2022, September). Managerial and Professional Skills and Dispositions from Professionals’ Interviews. In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference on Information Technology Education (pp. 1-8).

Duan, S., Exter, M., Tagare, D., Sabin, M, Janakiraman, S. (2023). Essential Competencies for Computing Managers: Skills and Dispositions. Education and Information Technologies.

Exter, M., & Tagare, D. (2023, Oct, 15-19). Developing a Competency-Based Curriculum that Purposefully Integrates Cross-Disciplinary Skills and Disposition [Workshop]. Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Orlando, FL, United States.

Frezza, S., Exter, M., Sabin, M., & Pears, A. (2023, October). Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum: Finding Dispositional Expectations. In 2023 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) (pp. 1-4). IEEE.

Janakiraman, S., Exter, M., Sabin, M., Duan, S., & Tagare, D. (2022, October 25). Exploring the competencies required by computing professionals in the workplace: A systematic literature review. Association for educational communication and technology. Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Janakiraman, S., Duan, S., & Exter, M. (2023, April 14). Educational recommendations for improving computing education: Report from a systematic literature review. American Educational Research Association. Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Kotangale, A., Tagare, D., & Exter, M. (2023, October, 15-19). Computing Professionals’ Problem–solving Approaches Seen Through a Design Thinking Lens. Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Orlando, FL, United States.

Raj, R. K., Impagliazzo, J., Aly, S. G., Bowers, D. S., Connamacher, H., Kurkovsky, S., … & Marques Samary, M. (2022). Toward Competency-Based Professional Accreditation in Computing. In Proceedings of the 2022 Working Group Reports on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (pp. 1-35).

Tagare, D., Exter, M., & Ashby, I. (2023). The Many Hats – Accidental Roles on an Interdisciplinary Research and Implementation Project: A Collaborative Autoethnography. In: Hokanson, B., Schmidt, M., Exter, M.E., Tawfik, A.A., Earnshaw, Y. (eds) Formative Design in Learning. Educational Communications and Technology: Issues and Innovations. Springer, Cham.

Tagare, D., Janakiraman, S., Exter, M., Duan, S., Sabin, M., & Tavakoli, J. (August, 2023). Dispositions that Computing Professionals Value in the Workplace: Systematic Literature Review and Interviews with Professionals. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research (ICER ’23). Association for Computing Machinery, Chicago, IL, USA.

Tagare, D., Tavakoli, J., Exter, M., Sabin, M., & Frezza, S. (In Press). Beyond the Cognitive: Educator Readiness for Fostering Dispositions. In Proceedings of Frontiers in Education Conference. College Station, Texas: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, October, 2023.

Other Related Work

ABET. (2022). ABET Criterial for Accrediting Computing Programs, 2022– 2023. ABET.

Akdur, D. (2021). Skills gaps in the industry: Opinions of embedded software practitioners. ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, 20(5), 1–39.

Almada, M. C., Bramlett, D., & Ramírez, H. (2018). Getting real about career readiness: A focus on cross-sector competencies. America Achieves Educator Networks. 

Bowers, D. S., Sabin, M., Raj, R. K., & Impagliazzo, J. (2022). Advancing Computing Education: Assessing CC2020 Dispositions. 2022 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 1–9.

CC2013 Task Force. (2013). Computing Curricula 2013: Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Computer Science

CC2020 Task Force. (2020). Computing Curricula 2020: Paradigms for Global Computing Education. ACM.

Clear, A., Clear, T., Impagliazzo, J., & Wang, P. (2020). From Knowledge-based to Competency-based Computing Education: Future Directions. 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 1–7.

Clear, A., Parrish, A., Wang, P., Cuadros-Vargas, S., Takada, H., Zhang, H., Araujo, J., Babb, B., & Bogoyavlenskaya, S. (2020). Computing Curricula 2020 (CC2020): Paradigms for Global Computing Education. & IEEE Computer Society.

Finley, A. (2021). How College Contributes to Workforce Success: Employer Views on What Matters Most. Association of American Colleges and Universities. Retrieved from

Hazzan, O., & Har-Shai, G. (2014). Teaching and learning computer science soft skills using soft skills: The students’ perspective. Proceedings of the 45th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 567–572.

Karimi, H., & Pina, A. (2021). Strategically Addressing the Soft Skills Gap Among STEM Undergraduates. Journal of Research in STEM Education, 7(1), 21–46.

Seow, P.-S., Pan, G., & Koh, G. (2019). Examining an experiential learning approach to prepare students for the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) work environment. The International Journal of Management Education, 17(1), 62–76.

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