NCWIT’s two internal evaluators will highlight the importance of evaluating your change efforts, then share how you can go about evaluating a single intervention or small project. Learn what resources NCWIT already has, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel!
This session will focus on the latest trends and strategies in return to work pathways, as well as how these pathways and programs can help address underrepresentation and intersecting biases around gender, age, class, and race.
Take a deeper dive into growth mindset and belonging. Additionally, learn how to implement practical interventions to increase belonging, and to foster a growth mindset in academic and industry contexts.
We present a fun and non-threatening way to brainstorm positive responses to the challenges women face in a male-dominated tech field. This interactive improvisational workshop can be run with students, faculty, or IT professionals. All that is required is one facilitator with experience using Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed methodology and a co-facilitator from the local department/college/organization.
This workshop expands on a keynote address delivered at the 2015 Summit. Then, Dr. Ashcraft introduced the “glass slipper” to capture how durable associations between professions and people (e.g., computing and certain kinds of men) are formed and preserved over time. The glass slipper reminds us that diversifying an occupation is far more complicated than advice like “lean in” suggests. But if glass slippers are made, they can also be broken and reconstructed through creative practices.
This workshop will provide tools and advice for creating and maintaining a diverse faculty. Leave with a solid checklist for how to gain commitment and support of your colleagues and administrators, establish and implement a faculty diversity plan, and successfully recruit with retention in mind.
Approximately 14% of K-12 students are identified as having a disability with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) or Section 504 Plans. With national initiatives such as CS10K and CS for All, inclusion of underrepresented groups in computing courses has become paramount at the K-12 level. Approximately 10% of college students have a disability, and only about 4% of PhDs have disabilities. Improving the representation of students with disabilities in computing higher education and in the computing workforce will help to improve innovation because of their skills and perspectives.
Makerspaces are popping up everywhere. If they are to live up to their potential of providing access to tools, education, and collaboration in tech for all communities, then we need them to be inclusive. Learn how to design inclusive makerspaces in this interactive workshop with the author of the “bible” of makerspaces.