A banner that reads 'Fall 2022 Computer Science Town Hall: ask questions and get your voice heard! Wednesday, November 9th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM PT. Mong Learning Center, Engineering VI. Ask Questions and get your voice heard!'

Fall 2022 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 upcoming Town Hall occurs on Wednesday, Novemeber 9th (Week 7) at 6:00 - 8:00 PM PT. The event will be fully in-person and hosted in the Mong Auditorium (in Engineering VI). There'll also be catered dinner after the event (you must fill out the Town Hall Survey to get dinner!). To attend, please RSVP!

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.


Surveys

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
A slide from the winter 2021 town hall titled 'courses students wish to see changes in', with several different examples (CS 111, 152A, 131, 1)

Past Town Halls

Spring 2022 // Wednesday, November 11th 2021

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.

A banner that reads 'Spring 2022 Computer Science Town Hall: ask questions and get your voice heard! Wednesday, May 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM PT. Mong Learning Center, Engineering VI. Ask Questions and get your voice heard!'

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.

A banner that reads 'Spring 2022 Computer Science Town Hall: ask questions and be heard! Wednesday, May 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM PT. Mong Learning Center, Engineering VI. Ask Questions and get your voice heard!'

Winter 2021 // Wednesday, February 24th 2021

In our first ever fully-virtual town hall, we focused on three key topics: academics & curriculum, academic honesty, and a new section devoted to diversity & inclusion.