All newly hired UCAs are required to take CICS 298A: Communicating Across Expertise before or during their first semester as a UCA. The course is also designed for any student looking to improve their communication skills.
This course is designed to help all students in computing sciences hone their skills for communicating technical topics to a less technical audience. Students in this class will receive first-hand experience through one-on-one tutoring and an enriched teaching knowledge through research-based pedagogical studies.
Course Goals and Objectives
This course seeks to assist students in increasing their empathy and awareness of equity issues surrounding the computing sciences, as well as their understanding of best practices for teaching and communicating technical information. These skills are useful for present and future UCAs, but also for anyone seeking a career in computing, whether in industry or education.