Computing-related skills are the future of everything, not just STEM. Making higher education work for all starts with giving students the computing skills they need to succeed.
Computing skills are increasingly important, not just for landing a job but for building a sustainable and rewarding career. Over the next 10 years, Colorado will add 5.7M new jobs — most of which will require computing skills. With a diverse student population and home in one of America’s hotbeds of innovation, CU Denver is uniquely positioned to capitalize on the opportunity to meet a growing workforce need.
By infusing computing into its curriculum, not just in STEM-related programs but in arts and media, business, and healthcare, CU Denver can further promote social mobility — and become known as a university for life.
In March, the Interdisciplinary Computing Task Force published a report – “Computing Across the Curriculum” – that includes recommendations for how the university can make computing skills a core part of the university’s academic programs.
Guided by the task force’s report, the university will work to deliver computing skills to more students by:
To position CU Denver at the cutting edge of computing education, the university will pursue six “high-value projects” over the next three years. The recommendations include developing:
CU Denver’s faculty, staff, and graduate students will play a direct role in helping the university realize its computing ambitions, as well as in the university’s technology infrastructure.
At CU Denver, computing is core to many of our courses and programs, including many you might not expect. Below is a sample of computing-related offerings within our schools and colleges.
We’re moving forward with plans for a new engineering, design and computing building that will serve as home to the College of Engineering, Design and Computing and interdisciplinary computing initiatives, and which will anchor the university’s open innovation district.
Learn more about how computing can help us make higher education work for all.