About CCSC (Statement of Purpose)


The Consortium for Computing Sciences and Colleges (CCSC) is a non-profit organization focused on promoting quality computer-oriented curricula as well as effective use of computing in smaller institutions of higher learning which are typically non-research in orientation. It supports activities which assist faculty in making appropriate judgments concerning computing resources and educational applications of computer technology.

Because departments in smaller colleges and universities are usually small and not highly specialized, the Consortium also encourages the sharing of expertise, effective curricula and efficient technological applications.

The Consortium is concerned with the advancement of major programs in both Computer Science and Computer Information Systems, and with the use of computers in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.



The Midwest Region is one of 10 regions of the CCSC. The Midwest Region consists primarily of Eastern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Western Pennsylvania, and Northern Kentucky, but we welcome participants from everywhere. Details on how the Midwest Region is governed are provided in our By-Laws. We are represented on the CCSC Board by a Regional Representative.

Our main event is the annual CCSC:MW Conference held each Fall. The conference program reflects the Consortium’s goals and accommodates the limited resources for travel associated with member institutions. A fun time is had by all during two days of refereed papers, invited speakers, tutorials, panels, workshops, and discussions on computing science education issues for smaller colleges and departments.

We are an all-volunteer organization and are always looking for new people to join the conference committee or host a conference.