3. Ten Years of EPICS at Butler University: Experiences from Crafting a Service-Learning Program for Computer Science and Software Engineering

  1. Brian A. Nejmeh
  1. Panagiotis K. Linos

Published Online: 7 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118319130.ch3

Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education

Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education

How to Cite

Linos, P. K. (2012) Ten Years of EPICS at Butler University: Experiences from Crafting a Service-Learning Program for Computer Science and Software Engineering, in Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education (ed B. A. Nejmeh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118319130.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118100349

Online ISBN: 9781118319130

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Keywords:

  • Butler University;
  • CSSE;
  • EPICS program

Summary

This chapter describes lessons learned and challenges faced while crafting a service-learning program called EPICS at Butler University. Drawing from such experience, the chapter presents a road map to anyone who is interested in creating a similar EPICS program. Emphasis is given on how a service learning pedagogical model can be incorporated within a computer science and/or software engineering (CSSE) curriculum successfully. Finally, some qualitative assessment data collected from our students and community partners are discussed that validate the success of EPICS at Butler.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

computer science; learning (artificial intelligence); software engineering