Understanding Institutional Factors to Broaden Participation in Computing

Heather M. Wright, N. Burcin Tamer, Colleen M. Lewis

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Abstract

This work aims to introduce a new line of research, lead by the Computing Research Association's Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline and Harvey Mudd College, to stakeholders at the RESPECT 2019 conference. It is well known that the field of computing lacks diversity, and more qualified researchers are needed to meet the demands of the computing labor force. Further, while researchers and practitioners have recommendations for improving department culture to broaden participation in the field, we do not know which practices have the most impact on these goals. Through the analysis of national data collected from students, faculty, and institutions; our research will contribute to the understanding of institutional-level factors that help shape students' experiences, interests, and sense of belonging in the field of computing. In doing so, this project aims to identify evidence-based best practices that can be adopted by the broader academic community to increase diversity in computing and STEM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2019
EditorsJamie Payton, Tiffany Barnes, Nicki Washington, Felesia Stukes, Alan Peterfreund
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728108216
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2019 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Feb 27 2019 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2019 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2019

Conference

Conference4th Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2019
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period2/27/19 → …

Keywords

  • broadening participation in computing
  • computer science education
  • diversity
  • evidence-based best practices
  • research initiatives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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