Registration is open! Virtual Tapia 2020! September 16-19, 2020

2020 Tapia Conference

Strategic Planning for Diversifying Your Student Body in Postsecondary Computing Programs

Friday, September 18, 2020 (Central Time) — 1:30PM - 2:15PM

This workshop is designed for Computer Science administrators and faculty who wish to diversify the student body in their undergraduate and graduate programs. The National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Extension Services Program (ES) works with postsecondary departments of computing to facilitate their implementation of strategic, systemic diversity-based change efforts based on their own institutional contexts. In this workshop, NCWIT ES staff will present the Undergraduate and Graduate Systemic Change Models, which comprehensively illustrate the systemic components of a computing department where change efforts can be focused. Furthermore, NCWIT ES staff will utilize evidence-based resources to lead attendees through hands-on activities to determine which areas of the systemic change models should be areas of focus, as well as how to go about strategic, systemic planning of change efforts. By implementing diversity-based change efforts in a strategic, systemic manner, administrators and faculty will be able to increase the numbers and percentages of underrepresented students in their programs on a sustainable basis.

Jamie L. Huber Ward, Christopher L. Hovey, Sherri L. Sanders