Open to all students in CS 1110.

The Academic Excellence Workshop (AEW) offers an opportunity for students to gain additional experience with CS1110 course concepts in a cooperative learning environment. Research has shown that cooperative and collaborative methods promote higher grades, greater persistence, and deeper comprehension. For example, statistics in one year showed that in the courses that had an AEW component, students who took the AEW component averaged a .3 higher grade over those that didn't, even though the average SAT score of those who took the AEW component was lower.

AEW is not remedial. The material studied in the workshop is at or above the level of the regular course.

The AEW carries one S/U credit based on participation and attendance. We believe that the time commitment is two hours per week in the lab and that there is no homework.

Your fellow undergraduate students who are familiar with the CS 1110 material teach the sessions with material that they prepare. The CS 1110 staff provides guidance and support, but they do not teach the AEW course content or any session.

The CS 1110 AEW program is not required. Consider joining an AEW section if you are looking for alternative ways to study and like studying in a group. An AEW is a wonderful opportunity to get extra help on course topics in a small-group setting and to meet other students.

For more info, see the Class Roster and the AEW Webpage. If the class is full or the offerings do not fit your schedule, the AEW staff have asked that you please enter in the dates and times that you would be available to take the course at they will use this information to determine if there is enough interest to open an additional section.