NCWIT's Member Activity and Change Tracker (ACT)

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  • Status
    In progress
    Gloria Townsend

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    November 3, 2016
    Target Completion Date: 
    December 31, 2018
    Goal statement 
    In 2006, DePauw became the first small liberal arts school to join the Academic Alliance. Ten short years later, we have netted new female computer science majors, using a large array of promising practices – many inspired by NCWIT's research publications. One DePauw example is our Content Preview through which we invite every first-year women to an event where female computer science majors work one-on-one with attendees (who have no programming experience) to lead the younger students to complete the first laboratory in Computer Science I. A second example concerns our extremely active ACM-W Chapter, where women recently gave poster and lightning talk presentations at the Indiana Celebration of Women in Computing. In 2006, we awarded 15% of our (BA) computer science degrees to female seniors. In 2017, we will graduate 47% (or 30) women. Our goal is to retain at least a 40% graduation rate for women in computing.

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    Organization
    DePauw University
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Spencer
    State
    IN
    Additional Activity Info

    The goals pitch above lists two activities: The Content Preview and attending ACM Celebrations. A third activity is "CS1 Half-Time Entertainment". We know that CS1 can often fail to show students their futures in computing. To combat this problem, we invite older students (majority is female) to give a 2-3 minute talk (during CS1 classes) about research, internships, Senior Projects, job interviewing, and additional topics. The students serve as role models and agents who can provide accurate information about student futures.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetainingMentoringAdvising/CounselingTeaching
    Organization Type: 
    Bachelor's and master's degrees only
  • Status
    In progress
    Gloria Childress Townsend

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    January 1, 2014
    Target Completion Date: 
    May 28, 2015
    Goal statement 
     Our NNW goal is to increase graduating females by 10% to 33%, because our average over 25 years is 23% graduating seniors.  Before joining Pacesetters, our three-year average slipped to 18%, with an actual headcount average of 5 women per class.  After using our NNW strategy (and supporting strategies) our 2017 percent is 42%, and our headcount is 23. DePauw's student body size is approximately 2300, so 1% of student body will graduate with a degree in pure computer science in 2017!

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    Organization
    DePauw University
    Department
    Department of Computer Science
    City
    Greencastle
    State
    IN
    Additional Activity Info

    The "content preview", is a strategy in which we send an invitation to all first-year women (immediately preceding registration) and offer to teach the concepts necessary to complete the first CSI laboratory. We work through the laboratory, using female role-models (who are upper-class student majors) as individual instructors for each small group of first-year women.

    Goal tag(s): 
    Recruiting
  • Status
    In progress
    Gloria Townsend

    Dates

    Activity Start Date: 
    June 24, 2013
    Target Completion Date: 
    February 1, 2014
    Goal statement 
    Recruit, retain, support, encourage women in computing in Indiana.

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    Organization
    Depauw University
    Department
    Computer Science
    City
    Greencastle
    State
    IN
    Additional Activity Info

    Would be happy to disseminate NCWIT materials.

    Goal tag(s): 
    RecruitingRetaining