The committee has 21 members and will assist with developing and recommending to the State Board of Education Computer Science Content Standards for grades K-12. Dr. Beth Simon has been selected as the co-chairperson for the committee; both Beth and Art Lopez have worked together for the past seven years on the new AP Computer Science Principles course and other Computer Science education endeavors as part of two UC San Diego-held NSF grants (COMPASS and CS-CaVE).
We share an expressed goal to build deep partnerships and interdisciplinary, inclusive communities that blend research & practice. We know that context is content. We aspire to disrupt negative views of students, engage in new intersectional approaches within education, and contribute to courageous conversations on complex, challenging issues.
Dr. Patricia “Patty” Mahaffey, 2010
Congratulations to Dr. Mahaffey on her new position as the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Life, UC San Diego. Dr. Mahaffey was the former Dean of Student Affairs in John Muir College who also played a pivotal role in developing the campus' food pantry and the First/Transfer Year Experience courses.