NCWIT Research You Can Learn From and Put Into Action Immediately
Recruit Underrepresented Undergraduate Students
This resource packet contains the best available research with practical hands-on ideas for recruiting more women students into computing majors or departments.
Retain Underrepresented Undergraduate Students
This resource packet contains the best available research for retaining the historically underrepresented students in majors or departments. Choose to focus on classroom pedagogy, departmental culture, or some other factor that influences student retention.
Use More Engaging Teaching Assignments for Intro to CS Courses
EngageCSEdu is a living collection of high school and college course materials from the national CS community that is peer-reviewed and evaluated by educators and experts in student engagement. EngageCSEdu is based on a framework of research-based teaching practices that support diversity and engaging all students.
Conduct K-12 Outreach
This resource packet provides a number of activities that can be included in outreach efforts, as well as a solid research basis for how to attract historically underrepresented populations.
Provide Professional Development for High School CS Teachers
This resource packet includes research-based approaches for training high school computer science teachers, as well as practices for educators to connect computing curriculum to students’ interests, prior experiences, and needs.
Recruit New Faculty
This resource packet contains research-based approaches for recruiting more women and underrepresented racial/ethnic minority faculty into departments.
The large NCWIT library of resources are heavily distributed as hard copies (258,287 resources in 2017). And, resource webpage views are high; there were 38,891 resource downloads in 2017, which is a 48 percent increase from 2016.
As an NSF-funded BPC Alliance, NCWIT offers scalable, evaluated, and packaged programs and resources that CISE Principal Investigators (PIs) and their departments can engage with as plans for broadening participation in computing are developed. Learn more about getting support for the NSF Broadening Participation in Computing Plan requirement online.