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• Essentially none of the extended, staged integration of computation into the full curriculum that Greg feels is essential to developing good computational thinking and practices exists. Most departments offer either a one-semester specialty course in computational methods or a limited computational experience at the introductory level (most frequently in connection with the introductory lab).
• Although many survey respondents expressed strong conviction that computation was a very important part of physics education, the distribution of colleagues in their departments who took this conviction seriously enough to assign computational exercises as part of a course grade was quite narrow. A large fraction of departments reported that only 20 percent of their faculty made such assignments.