NCWIT's Member Activity and Change Tracker (ACT)

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  • Status 
    Not yet started
    Charlie McDowell

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    May 22, 2018
    Target Completion Date 
    May 22, 2017
    Goal statement 
    Find the money and volunteers to mount a 2nd end of year celebration for women in CS&E.

    Meta

    Organization 
    UC Santa Cruz
    Department 
    Computer Science
    City 
    Santa Cruz
    State 
    CA
    Activity Description 

    An end of year gathering of women in CS&E at UCSC with a focus on graduating women but open to all women students to the extent permissible by law.

    Goal tag(s) 
    Retaining
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status 
    Completed!
    Charlie McDowell

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    May 15, 2015
    Target Completion Date 
    May 15, 2015
    Goal statement 
    Spread the word about pair programming in case there are any hold outs.

    Meta

    Organization 
    UCSC
    Department 
    Computer Science
    Activity Description 

    In 2002 we published the results of a study of pair programming showing that using pair programming in an introductory programming course dramatically increased retention. Pair programming is now an NCWIT “Promising Practice” (http://tinyurl.com/pairprogrammingNCWIT).

    In 2011, Salleh, Mendes, & Grundy published “Empirical Studies of Pair Programming for CS/SE Teaching in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review” in which they reviewed 73 studies (all but 4 published since our first report). One conclusion was that “Almost all studies’ findings reported that students’ satisfaction was higher when using PP compared with working individually.”

    Just do it. I firmly believe any pair programming method is better than making them work alone and live in fear of being accused of copying if they talk to anyone about their program. You don’t need a complicated system. At the VERY least, make pair programming an option for those that want to use it.

    Goal tag(s) 
    Retaining
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status 
    Completed!
    Charlie McDowell

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    November 13, 2013
    Target Completion Date 
    November 13, 2013
    Goal statement 
    Providing more community for the women in classes where there are small numbers of women.

    Meta

    Organization 
    UC Santa Cruz
    Department 
    Computer Science
    Goal tag(s) 
    Retaining
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Status 
    In progress
    Charlie McDowell

    Dates

    Activity Date 
    November 13, 2013
    Target Completion Date 
    January 10, 2014
    Goal statement 
    We are trying to get 10 female students to visit their high school alma maters when they go home for the holiday break.

    Meta

    Organization 
    UC Santa Cruz
    Department 
    Computer Science
    City 
    Santa Cruz
    State 
    CA
    Goal tag(s) 
    Recruiting
    Outreach
    Raising Awareness
    Organization Type 
    Bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. degrees