In this paper we survey the literature to identify the issues and challenges of broadening participation in computer science, and provide some suggestions to address these challenges. Our attention focuses on redefining the way we approach computing education so that we can successfully entice students to computing that have not traditionally participated thereby promoting diversity and increasing the total numbers of computing professionals.
Today, 85% of all workers have long periods of daily care giving responsibilities sometime during their work careers. The old division of labor, where some people are full-time caregivers and some are full-time workers, does not exist anymore—more than 60% of all women and 75% of all men are employed, and for the past 25 years time spent at work has been increasing.
This presentation discusses how best to form a leadership team, based on Rhode Island’s ADVANCE program’s experience. Their composition, functions, challenges, lessons, and successes are shared. This presentation was given at the 2008 ADVANCE PI Meeting.
Sample titles of slides in this presentation are STEM Disciplines, NSF ADVANCE Program, Targets for Institutional Transformation, Individual Level Targets, Targets for Institutional Transformation, Institutional Level Targets, and more.
Sample titles of slides in this presentation are evaluating formative change, initiating change through dialogue, incentive funds, extending effects of incentive grants, monthly workshops, writing workshop, and more.
In this presentation is a discussion of the Faculty Fellows Program set up through the University of Rhode Island’s ADVANCE program. This program works to increase the number of women recruited into STEM departments with incentives for the application and leverage on the department. What worked, advice, and impact are also discussed at the end. This presentation was given at the 2008 PI Meeting.
Sample titles of slides in this presentation are evaluation of goal 1, high visibility, qualitative assessment, climate survey findings, predicting career satisfaction, evaluation of goal 2, and increasing women hires.
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The methods and procedures outlined in these toolkits will help you to meet the NSF reporting requirements and conduct effective program evaluations. Toolkits are available here.
The ADVANCE Implementation Mentors Network connects change leaders at ADVANCE grantee institutions to increase their efficiency and effectiveness. advanceaimnetwork.org
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. SBE-0244916, with additional support from the Clare Boothe Luce program of the Henry Luce Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Henry Luce Foundation.