Demand for computer science courses exceeds supply in US schools


In the United States, a surge in student demand for computer science courses is outstripping the supply of college and university professors, according to an article in the New York Times. 

While more students aim for a degree in computer science in hope of high pay and prestige, the low supply of teachers is, in large part, due to private companies attracting them to their organisations and holding them back from academic institutions. The situation has led some universities to take up ‘dual-appointments’, where professors split their time between teaching and a job in a private corporations. Another initiative is a programme where PHD. students in math, biology and physics are taught to teach computer science and thereby offering more courses. 

More information can be found in the article on New York Times’ website.