Academic careers workshop for underrepresented groups

Denice Ward Hood, Stafford Hood, Dominica McBride

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The main goal of Academic Careers Workshop (ACW) is to mentor minorities and persons with disabilities about the academic career ladder. This goal is accomplished through an annual workshop spanning several days that includes a series of panels and professional development sessions. These components result in a comprehensive experience designed to facilitate the professional trajectories of advanced doctoral students, early-career Ph.D.'s, and tenure-track faculty from assistant to associate and full professor/senior administrators. Alternative careers for doctoral-level computer scientists are also encouraged and supported. Each of the participating organization is dedicated to increasing the number of people of color and those with disabilities in graduate degree programs and academic careers in computing fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-29
Number of pages3
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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