Extension Services: One-on-One Consulting

Extension Services One-on-One Consulting involves pairing clients with Extension Services Consultants (ESCs) to provide computing departments with guidance on the following:

  • identifying opportunities and allies
  • utilizing strategic approaches and resources
  • building assessment plans to evaluate progress

Consultants conduct a site visit and meet periodically with the department’s team of change leaders to create a customized strategic recruitment and retention plan, discuss challenges, and track progress. Their work with clients is aligned with the Undergraduate Systemic Change Model. Visit the ESC Biography Webpage to learn about each of the current ESCs.

The One-on-One Consulting periods are set for either one or two years, depending on guidelines set by the sponsor.

Become a client

More than 100 computing departments have worked with Extension Services to develop strategic plans for change. Let us know if you would like to be considered for a future funding cohort. Academic departments are also invited to find funding within their own institution or from a corporate sponsor for this consultation model. Email the ES Program at es@ncwit.org for more information.

For meeting the One-on-One Client Expectations, participating departments will receive:

  • individualized consultation with an ESC
  • a small gift fund to support strategic recruitment and retention initiatives
  • access to and guidance for analyzing your enrollment, retention, and graduation data
  • travel funds for two team representatives to attend the annual NCWIT Summit, including the Extension Services Pre-Summit meeting
  • eligibility to apply for the NCWIT Extension Services Transformation (NEXT) Awards (contingent upon continued award funding)

Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC)

Extension Services serves as a program provider option for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program. CISE Principal Investigators (PIs) and their departments can engage with Extension Services as a One-on-One Client as they develop their plan for broadening participation in computing. For more information, email the ES program at es@ncwit.org; or, contact a dedicated BPC NCWIT liaison at bpcnet@ncwit.org.