Community College Outreach Project Team

The Community College Outreach Project Team is working to include more community colleges into the NCWIT Academic Alliance and understand how we can best support them. This team is an excellent opportunity to work on broadening participation at this often-overlooked stage in the national IT pipeline. The Community College Outreach Project Team has gathered information about the issues facing 2-year institutions and learned the common issues involved, such as budget constraints and student retention. To provide meaningful, accessible participation opportunities for community college Academic Alliance members, the Community College Outreach (CCO) Project Team is busy making plans to move forward on the most requested resources.

Community colleges - Check out the new community college landing page on the NCWIT website. The Community College subcommittee pulled together all the NCWIT resources relevant to community colleges.

Community College Outreach Project Team Goals:

  • Outreach to community colleges to engage them in the NCWIT Academic Alliance.
  • Collect best practices for recruiting and retaining women at the community college level.
  • Update the Community College resources page on the NCWIT website.
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the EngageIT NSF funded grant.

If you would like to contact the Community College Outreach Project Team for more information about their goals, activities, and resources, or if you are interested in joining the Community College Outreach Project Team, please send an e-mail to ncwit-community-college@googlegroups.com.

People Involved: 

Patricia Morreale

Co-chair Liaison

Cheryl Calhoun

Project Team Co-leader

Khallai Taylor

Project Team Co-leader

Pamela Silvers

Project Team Member

Melanie Williamson

Project Team Member