NCWIT's Member Activity and Change Tracker (ACT)

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  • Status
    In progress
    Mary Lou Dorf

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 26, 2016
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 22, 2017
    Goal statement 
    Train all staff for all undergrad CS courses on unconscious bias

    Meta

    Organization
    University of Michigan
    Department
    EECS
    City
    Ann Arbor
    State
    MI
    Additional Activity Info

    At the beginning of each semester, hold a mandatory training for all IAs, GSIs involved in our CS undergrad courses. This is approximately 300 staff each semester. We don't want to just cover the new hires because people forget.

    Goal tag(s): 
    Reducing Unconscious Bias
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Leslie Spivey

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 18, 2016
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 18, 2020
    Goal statement 
    Increase enrollment in the combined CS Department programs by 20%, while increasing our female population enrolled in the CS Programming degree to 20%, by 2020.

    Meta

    Organization
    Edison State Community College
    Department
    Computer Information Tech
    City
    Piqua
    State
    OH
    Additional Activity Info

    I and the other member of my department will travel to our local high school and career technical academies to meet with students who are already in a program that expresses an interest in CS.

    While there we will also distribute materials to the high school advisors/teachers and educate them in the many programs that our college has to offer.

    I will also contact the Enrollment Services Department, regarding the Open Houses scheduled for the Summer and those that happen right before the term begins.

    We will also then use one or a hybrid of one of the surveys-in-a-box, as a survey of enrolled students to find out how our students are coming to our classes and find out which activities are the most effective.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Associates degrees and certificate programs only
  • Status
    In progress
    Gondy Leroy

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    January 1, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 31, 2018
    Goal statement 
    Make sure all our graduating graduate students (master's and doctoral) are aware of obstacles and advantages of diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

    Meta

    Organization
    University of Arizona
    Department
    Management Information Systems
    City
    Tucson
    State
    AZ
    Additional Activity Info

    The program consists of three components:

    1) a spring speaker series with speakers from industry and academia bringing different perspectives to increase awareness of obstacles and opportunities of diversity and inclusion. Some speakers bring practical advice on negotiation, bias, ...

    These sessions are videotaped so that students can attend the live or online sessions.

    The program is open to all University of Arizona students, staff members and faculty members.

    Speakers are asked to create a mini-quiz with 5 multiple choice questions. Students who complete 3 or more quizzes earn a Certificate of Completion. After 3 years, over 100 certificates were earned.

    2) travel awards for students to attend Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

    3) small scholarship awards for activities executed during internships or the school year.

    https://mis.eller.arizona.edu/tomorrows-leaders-equipped-diversity-program

    Goal tag(s): 
    Organizational ChangeOutreachRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Sandra Lavallee

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 16, 2016
    Target Completion Date: 
    August 11, 2017
    Goal statement 
    Invite young girls interested in tech by inviting middle school girls from the Lakes Region area (Laconia, Meredith, Belmont, Winnisquam, Frankin, Prospect Mtn, Moultonborough, Bristol) to attend a week long camp to learn web programming.

    Meta

    Organization
    Lakes Region Community College
    Department
    Computer and Design Technologies
    City
    Laconia
    State
    NH
    Additional Activity Info

    Teach HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript in a fun atmosphere by having games, pair programming, and swag bags.

    Goal tag(s): 
    Outreach
    Organization Type: 
    Associates degrees and certificate programs only
  • Status
    In progress
    H. Paul Haiduk

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 16, 2016
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 18, 2020
    Goal statement 
    Goal is simply to move from fewer than 5% female students in CS to 25% female students in CS by 2020. We plan to accomplish this by conducting outreach events, forming an ACMW chapter, and engaging current females to become mentors to high school students via the programs offered via Aspirations in Computing.

    Meta

    Organization
    West Texas A&M University
    Department
    Engineering and Computer Science
    City
    Canyon
    State
    TX
    Additional Activity Info

    TBD

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreachMentoringAdvising/CounselingRaising AwarenessTeaching
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status
    Completed!
    Robert Beck

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    November 19, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    November 19, 2015
    Goal statement 
    The Tech Trek to media and fashion corporations in NYC is designed to show women they can pair their passions with technology and have a meaningful and successful career.

    Meta

    Organization
    Villanova University
    Department
    Computing Sciences
    City
    Villanova
    State
    PA
    Additional Activity Info

    Undergraduate women majoring in business, computer science or computer engineering were invited to travel to New York City to visit the Condé Nast and Estée Lauder offices. Presentations showed the ways that technology is shaping the future of the beauty and media industries. The students met with executives and Villanova alumnae to learn about their current roles and career paths.

    Goal tag(s): 
    Raising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    Completed!
    Robert Beck

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    January 30, 2016
    Target Completion Date: 
    January 30, 2016
    Goal statement 
    This one-day event will give women the opportunity to: imagine a technology-based career, increase participation in technology, share successes and failures, and network across schools, disciplines and generations.

    Meta

    Organization
    Villanova University
    Department
    Computing Sciences
    Additional Activity Info

    A locally run conference, organized by Sue Metzger from the School of Business, in collaboration with the Department of Computing Sciences, formatted somewhat like a mini-Hopper.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingOutreachMentoringRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Colleen Lewis

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    October 4, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    January 15, 2016
    Goal statement 
    I'd like to get our students involved in open source projects as a way of expanding students' access to mentors and summer opportunities.

    Meta

    Organization
    Harvey Mudd College
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Claremont
    State
    CA
    Goal tag(s): 
    RetainingMentoring
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    In progress
    Kate Lockwood

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    September 25, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    September 25, 2016
    Goal statement 
    I plan to use the ACT tool to regularly update progress on my goals

    Meta

    Organization
    NCWIT
    Department
    Engagement Team
    State
    MN
    Goal tag(s): 
    Organizational ChangeRaising Awareness
  • Status
    Completed!
    Robert Beck

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    February 16, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 6, 2015

    Meta

    Organization
    Villanova University
    Department
    Computing Sciences
    City
    Villanova
    State
    PA
    Additional Activity Info

    VWCS has established a plan for ongoing student leadership. In Spring 2015 the group held three meetings: one on February 16 to get to know each other better, one on March 16 (just before Fall registration began) to help each other with class selection, and one on April 20th in conjunction with the College of Professional Studies programs, where two engineers from Verizon (Courtney George and Damika Harris) talked about their experiences in the tech field. All meetings have been very informative and helpful.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RetainingOutreachMentoringRaising Awareness
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    Completed!
    Kristine Nagel

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 21, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 21, 2015
    Goal statement 
    Programming Boot Camp provides a combination of intense programming labs with professional development and community building activities to help increase confidence, create awareness of opportunities, and build a supporting peer network. Key issues are curriculum choice, workshop strategies, and effectiveness supporting women’s success and persistence in computing degree program.

    Meta

    Organization
    Georgia Gwinnett College
    Department
    Information Technology
    City
    Lawrenceville
    State
    GA
    Additional Activity Info

    Please visit our website for more information about the 2014 boot camp, and others : http://ggcwit.wordpress.com/bootcamp/ .

    Goal tag(s): 
    RetainingMentoring
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Zayira Jordan

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    August 15, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    July 31, 2016
    Goal statement 
    Reduce attrition and increase degree completion of underrepresented women in computer disciplines.

    Meta

  • Status
    Not yet started
    Noor Muhyi

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 21, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 31, 2015
    Goal statement 
    Increase advocacy in K-12, academia, and industry. Increase the advocacy in C-STEM fields through certifying teachers in CS. I think there should be a resource to help with bias on the spot in classroom, industry and academia.

    Meta

    Organization
    New Mexico State University
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Glenda LaRue

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 21, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 31, 2015
    Goal statement 
    Faculty and department change leadership for inclusive environments.

    Meta

    Organization
    WEPAN
    Goal tag(s): 
    Raising AwarenessTeaching
  • Status
    Not yet started
    William Harden

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 21, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 31, 2015

    Meta

    Organization
    USAA
    Goal tag(s): 
    Reducing Unconscious BiasRaising Awareness
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Alejandra Wessolossky

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 21, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 31, 2015
    Goal statement 
    To make more Hispanic women study IT.

    Meta

    Goal tag(s): 
    Recruiting
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Deborah LaBelle

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    July 1, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    July 31, 2015
    Goal statement 
    Teach girls agea 11-13 how to create apps.

    Meta

    Organization
    Rochester Institute of Technology
    Goal tag(s): 
    Outreach
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Cathy Hawley

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    October 1, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    March 31, 2016
    Goal statement 
    Expand to more people plus engage at least one other camp.

    Meta

    Organization
    Return Path
    Goal tag(s): 
    OutreachMentoringEvaluatingRaising AwarenessTeaching
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Barbara Hewitt

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    October 1, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    October 31, 2015
    Goal statement 
    Host San Antonio University Women in Tech symposium -Tour of some IT organizations -Lunch -Keynote -Ideas

    Meta

    Organization
    Texas State
    Goal tag(s): 
    OutreachMentoringRaising AwarenessTeaching
  • Status
    Not yet started
    Megan Jobes

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    May 21, 2015
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 31, 2015
    Goal statement 
    We would like to start a WIT support groups for students in the tech majors.

    Meta

    Organization
    Santa Fe College
    Goal tag(s): 
    OutreachAdvising/Counseling

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