Scavenger hunt: computer science retention through orientation

Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education, pp. 443-447, 2006.

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This paper describes Scavenger Hunt, a team-based orientation activity for incoming freshmen in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Like many large research universities, Illinois has struggled with the high attrition rate of first-year students in computing disciplines. Scavenger Hunt, wh...More

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