Monday, October 24, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 29, 2016 (All day)
Evaluation + Design: Everything we evaluate is designed. Every evaluation we conduct is designed. Every report, graph, or figure we present is designed. In our profession, design and evaluation are woven together to support the same purpose—making the world a better place. By considering both as parts of a whole, we can advance that purpose. Learn More: http://www.evaluationconference.org/
Join NCWIT's Wendy DuBow and Liz Litzler for this session. Abstract: Collective impact has become a catchphrase among some funders and non-profit organizations. The collective impact framework can help us design evaluations of social change movements. Because collective impact rests, in part, on the role of a backbone organization, and because evaluators are often charged with evaluating the effectiveness of these backbone organizations, we will drill down into the specific functions of backbone organizations, as described in the literature and observed in the non-profit backbone organization we evaluate.
Dr. Brad McLain from the National Center for Women in IT makes the case linking innovation to diversity, including the primary leadership challenge for promoting inclusivity — understanding and responding to unconscious bias in personal and systemic ways. Dr. McLain will present concrete, research-based steps we can all take right away to increase meaningful participation in tech for all.
EDSIG is a community of educators that support and challenge each other to improve teaching and scholarship in information systems. This year's conference will include special programs to connect attendees who have similar interests to meet and collaborate on future research and scholarship.
Join NCWIT's Beth Quinn for a session introducing participants to NCWIT and our member-based non-profit organization of almost 600 academic institutions, companies, and non-profits working to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing. We will provide an overview of how we equip change leaders with research-based resources to build capacity, raise awareness, reach critical populations, and implement systemic change in their organizations. We will then focus on what college faculty can do as instructors to retain women in their programs. Free NCWIT resources and information on how to get involved will be provided. Recommended Citation: Quinn, B., (2016). Overview of NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology). Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference, (2016) n.4169, Las Vegas, Nevada.