It's come to my attention that undergrads especially sophomores and
juniors are being seriously affected by a certain lack of budget in the CS
The following classes are FULL and have ONLY ONE section offered in the
CS100, CS148, CS101, CS103 and CS104.
This is unacceptable. I have spoken with the CS department and understand
that the Dean has more or less said that we need to 'take care of
engineering'. Please do not quote me on that. We have 300% more
students than even a few years ago but money is not being allocated to CS
by the Dean of this college. This means we are not getting our money's
As the president of the Computer Science Student Association I have
emailed the Dean about my concern for this situation. I am attaching
this letter so you all know exactly what I said.
If this is a concern to you it would help immeasurably if you also email
Tell him there needs to be more sections of these classes.
Tell him which classes you are unable to sign up for.
Tell him you are a paying customer and would like to get what you are
His name is Dr Jenkins: [log in to unmask]
This is the current enrollment page where you can see how full these
I hope together we can help our department educate us.
-Caitlin Coughlin, CSSA president
|Caitlin Coughlin: | "I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous
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From [log in to unmask] Thu Nov 16 19:15:10 2000
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 19:14:49 -0500 (EST)
From: Caitlin C. Coughlin <[log in to unmask]>
To: Robert Jenkins <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Urgent Issue
Dear Dr Jenkins
It has come to my attention that as the president of the Computer
Science Student Association I must speak out for undergraduate
computer science students at this time. Many undergraduate CS students
are currently in danger of receiving an inferior education from this
university because not enough classes are being offered. The number of
classes being offered does not reflect the increasing enrollment in this
rapidly expanding field.
At this time when many students have not completed registering for Spring
the following classes are full: CS14, CS100, CS101, CS103, CS104,
and CS148. This is a link to the current enrollment page where you can
see this for yourself:
Each of the above classes has one section offered. CS21 has 6 sections
offered and those are nearly full. CS26 has four sections. I understand
we have over 100 freshman and sophomores, with enrollment increasing each
year. Clearly the need for more sections of the above classes is present
and urgent. Please increase the Computer Science departmental budget so
that it can meet our needs. CS is a vibrant field experiencing almost
exponential growth. Many students have been and will be attracted by
the promise of an outstanding education at this University. Don't we want
to keep that promise?
I am confident that you will quickly take care of this problem so that
students will be able to sign up for the classes they need by January.
Thank you so much
-Caitlin Coughlin, CSSA president.