A practical model for achieving gender parity in undergraduate computing: Change the system, not the student.

This paper presents a systemic change model of undergraduate computing for accomplishing gender parity. Rather than view women as needing to be modified or repaired to fit the system, this model advocates changing the system to fit the needs of a wider range of students. Changing the system is a more sustainable approach to creating gender parity than providing extra support to students with less experience or background or students who are less likely to feel that people like themselves belong in computing.

Release Date: October 27, 2010
Audience(s): Higher Education
Short URL:www.ncwit.org/resources/work-progress-–-practical-model-achieving-gender-parity-undergraduate-computing-change