Engagement Practices are teaching practices that faculty can use to help broaden participation in computing. They are especially impactful in early courses when students are deciding whether to pursue a computing major.
build student confidence & professional identity
Computing has come to be associated with some fairly strong stereotypes about who is a "computer scientist," or more narrowly, who a "programmer." Someone who doesn’t fit that model may have difficulty seeing themselves in the field, and be less likely to have people who support them in their pursuit of computing. Faculty can help by building student confidence, modeling inclusive behavior, and teaching students norms of professional behavior.