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How North Texas Universities Are Improving Tech Education
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Sat, Apr 1, 2017

By Jeff Bounds

It’s doubtful that Gopal Gupta’s predecessors faced the same challenges the India native does in growing the computer science department at the University of Texas at Dallas. Student enrollment in the field at UTD nearly doubled between 2012 and 2016, from 1,675 to 3,250—making it one of the biggest academic departments in any subject in the United States, he says.

Gupta, who became department chair in 2009, added 29 faculty members during that timeframe, giving him 86 now. He will need more funding to continue growing, an issue he says UTD is working on. “The biggest challenge is in increasing the faculty...