Status 
In progress
Peter Drake

Dates

Activity Date 
February 17, 2016
Target Completion Date 
October 21, 2016
Goal statement 
We hope to improve the proportion of female students in our undergraduate CS courses and majors. As a step toward this, we hope to improved the diversity of our CS faculty (currently three white males).

Meta

Organization 
Lewis & Clark College
Department 
Mathematical Sciences
Author 
Peter Drake
City 
Portland
State 
Oregon
Activity Description 

I inquired on the SIGCSE mailing list about recruiting faculty at the Grace Hopper Celebration. The responses pointed me to the affiliated Richard Tapia Celebration and to the Liberal Arts College Association for Faculty Inclusion (LACAFI). We hope to send some students to both conferences to inspire them and to have faculty attend at least one for recruiting purposes.

Progress On Activity 
Our college has now joined LACAFI. With funding from our Dean, we will be sending four students to Tapia and one student (plus me) to Hopper. An additional student was able to get an external scholarship to attend Hopper.
Goal tag(s) 
Recruiting
Organizational Change