Fall 2023 Computer Science Town Hall
Ask questions and be heard! The CS Town Hall is an opportunity for students to directly speak with professors and administrators in the CS department.
The Fall Town Hall took place on Tuesday, November 14th (Week 7) at 6:00 - 7:30 PM PT in the Mong Learning Center (in Engineering VI).
In past years, the Town Hall has been a huge driver of student feedback and improvements to curriculum; this includes:
- The rework of CS35L (and CS97)
- The start of engineering-wide ethics reform
- More leniency around the sci-tech and tech breadth electives
- Reduction of the Physics Lab Requirement from 2 classes to 1
- Removal of the chemistry requirement from the CS degree
The town hall is jointly held by ACM at UCLA, exploretech.la, UPE at UCLA, and the Department of Computer Science at UCLA.
We use pre-event surveys to gauge students' opinions on diversity & inclusion, academics and curriculum, and teaching practices. The Spring Town Hall's focus is on your questions so we only have one survey. We use the answers to present problems to the CS department and guide the discussion. Survey responses are anonymous!
We need to hear your voice! Please answer this survey before the event.CS Town Hall Survey
Past Town Halls
Spring 2023 // Wednesday, May 10th 2023
In our Spring 2023 Town Hall, we focused on topics such as the faculty's responsiveness to feedback, the introduction of autograders, the relevance of Physics as a degree requirement, and issues surrounding academic dishonesty, including the impact of tools like GPT.
Fall 2022 // Wednesday, Nov 9th 2022
In our Fall 2022 Town Hall, we centered our attention on several important topics, including proposed reforms to the Computer Science curriculum, exploring research opportunities for undergraduates, and ongoing discussions around enabling students to provide anonymous feedback to faculty members.
Spring 2022 // Wednesday, May 11th 2022
In our Spring 2022 Town Hall, we focused on identifying effective teaching practices and dicussed the curriculum reform with the CS department while enabling more students to directly address their concerns with professors and the department's leadership.
Fall 2021 // Wednesday, November 10th 2021
In our Fall 2021 Town Hall, we continued the conversation on critical issues such as inclusion and curriculum reform with the CS department while empowering students to share their concerns with professors and the department's leadership.