Diversity-minded educators are rethinking the traditional classroom to encourage all voices to speak and ensure they will be heard. For female students in many classroom cultures, old habits, social and gender dynamics—even the way tests are presented—can turn enthusiasm, learning, and graduation rates into a discouraging uphill battle.
Who we are
Bringing together more than 1,700 distinguished representatives from more than 550 colleges and universities nationwide, the Academic Alliance (AA) focuses on local barriers to attracting and graduating women in postsecondary computing. By adopting research-based practices, members create a framework to address the human dimensions of the educational setting—small steps that make the classroom a place for everyone.
For details, download the AA Information Sheet
Academic Alliance members gain access to proven practices, ongoing workshops, and programs for students as well as educators and administrators that encourage inclusion. They can also share job postings and other resources that help shape the kinds of environments that make learning possible for all. The advantages of joining include:
- Access to leading-edge effective practices for recruiting and retaining women
- Two free registrations to the annual NCWIT Summit
- Numerous funding and award opportunities
- Eligibility for members' students to join the Aspirations in Computing community and apply for special opportunities
- Free consultative programs such as Pacesetters and Extension Services
- Automatic sharing of technical jobs that members post on Indeed on the Jobs with Members page
- Member-exclusive http://trackingtool.ncwit.orgNCWIT Tracking Tool to track enrollment data
Be heard. Join now. Fill out the NCWIT Academic Alliance membership form.