Shneiderman, B. (November 2007)
The field of computer science faces a crisis of national confidence in the U.S., as well as in many other countries around the world. The crisis involves several facets, each threatening the field's future ability to play a major role in the economic and social health of these countries. In the U.S. these facets include: * Declining student enrollment, while growth continues in law, medicine, biology, economics, and business; the decline among women is particularly alarming; * Reduced government and industry support for basic research; * Low public interest, even antipathy; and * An unsympathetic political climate, typified by the nonrenewal in June 2005 of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee.