Charles Wallace Appointed Associate Dean of College of Computing
Charles Wallace (CS) has been appointed associate dean for Curriculum and Instruction for the College of Computing, effective immediately. Wallace has been teaching in the Department of Computer Science for 19 years, and has a long track record of education research and building collaboration with Cognitive & Learning Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
"Chuck brings to his new role an extensive breadth of experience that spans from outreach to curricular development to collaborations with multiple units across campus," said Adrienne Minerick, dean of the College of Computing. "In this new role, he will help build campus collaborations to create additional pathways for Michigan Tech students to engage with computing curricula, and facilitate conversations within the College of Computing that enable creative, agile options for our students."
Wallace said "Barriers between computing and other disciplines are artificial and unproductive. Computing competencies are essential for Michigan Tech graduates in all fields, and the College and University should commit to building educational options housed in the College of Computing but available and accessible to all students."
Wallace adds that students in the College of Computing should be free — and actively encouraged — to explore application areas where their skills can be used. He also wants to explore ways to build flexibility into Computing academic programs, maintaining the solid technical core that Michigan Tech graduates are known for, but also allowing students to pursue applications of their computing competencies in other disciplines. View the bog post here.