We’ll see you at SIGCSE 2021. #NCWITOntheRoad

#NCWITontheroad
The SIGCSE Technical Symposium is the annual conference of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education, attracting more than 1,500 researchers, educators, and others interested in improving computing education in K-12 and higher education. The SIGCSE Technical Symposium addresses problems common among educators working to develop, implement, and/or evaluate computing programs, curricula, and courses. It provides a forum for sharing new ideas for syllabi, laboratories, and other elements of teaching and pedagogy, at all levels of instruction. This year, the Symposium will be held entirely online. 

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Where Can You Find NCWIT?

(Note: All times are subject to change. Please verify logistics on the conference webpage.)

 

Booth

All conference attendees will have access to the NCWIT Booth as part of the Exhibition Hall. The booth offers a variety of opportunities to meet NCWIT staff and learn about NCWIT programs and resources, as well as other organizations that are working to broaden participation in computing. Open office hours are Monday, March 15 through Saturday, March 20 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. ET.

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Birds of a Feather (BOF)

Birds of a Feather Flock 1A: Departmental Cultures of Inclusion // Monday, March 15, 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. ET

In this BOF, the facilitators will lead participants in a discussion of practices that support inclusion at the departmental and classroom levels. We will focus on ways that faculty and departments can prepare and implement inclusive practices and policies that support the ideas that all students can learn and belong. We will also discuss how departmental efforts can be documented and measured for effectiveness.

This session is facilitated by NCWIT Research Scientist Beth Quinn and NCWIT Academic Alliance Member Representatives Sarah Hug, Patricia Morreale, Beth Quinn, and Jennifer Rosato.

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Special Sessions

  • The NCWIT Tech Inclusion Journey: Tools to Strategically Move Your Undergraduate Computing Program Towards an Inclusive Culture // Tuesday, March 16, 8:00 – 9:45 p.m. ET

    In this online workshop, participants will actively explore the new NCWIT Tech Inclusion Journey for Undergraduate Programs (TIJ-UP), a tool developed by the NCWIT to assist change leader teams with building the inclusive culture needed to attract and retain a more diverse range of students to their undergraduate computing programs. The goal of the session is to empower participants to take the TIJ-UP back to their departments and use it effectively and efficiently. This workshop is appropriate for any post-secondary computing program faculty or staff member working on broadening participation in computing. It is especially useful for department leadership and those developing departmental NSF BPC plans.   

    presented by NCWIT Senior Research Scientist and Director Beth A. Quinn and NCWIT Research Scientist Gretchen Achenbach

  • Terms to Know and Videos to Help: Gender Identity, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Pronouns, Race, Intersectionality, Privilege, & Bias // Friday, March 19, 8:00 – 9:45 p.m. ET

    Participants will be introduced to a new NCWIT resource that makes use of short videos to spark productive conversation. The workshop will also discuss different ways this resource can be used.

    This workshop is presented by NCWIT Research Scientists Beth A. Quinn and Gretchen Achenbach along with NCWIT Academic Alliance Member Representatives Colleen M. Lewis, Cynthia Lee, Kyla McMullen, and Vidushi Ojha.

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Panels

  • Showcase of NCWIT Academic Alliance Members: Promising Practices Regarding Admission, Curriculum, Pedagogy, TA Selection, and Undergraduate Research // Tuesday, March 16, 1:00 – 2:45 p.m. ETMore details coming soon.

    Presenters include NCWIT Academic Alliance Member Representatives Colleen M. Lewis (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Olga Glebova (Georgia State University); Amir Kamil (University of Michigan); Clif Kussmaul (Green Mango Associates, LLC); Briana B. Morrison (University of Nebraska Omaha); and Katie A. Siek (Indiana University).  

  • How Racism and COVID-19 Have Impacted the Computing Community // Wednesday, March 17, 1:00 – 2:45 p.m. ETNCWIT Research Scientists Beth Quinn and Wendy DuBow join researchers at AnitaB.org and the Computing Research Association (CRA) to discuss recent research that respective organizations have conducted on racism and the COVID-19 pandemic and their impacts on the computing community.  
  • Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Doctoral Computing Education // Thursday, March 18, 1:00 – 2:45 p.m. ETThis panel brings together participants of the NCWIT Extension Services for Graduate Programs (ES-Grad) to discuss systemic issues, barriers, and replicable solutions for recruiting and retaining students from historically marginalized groups in graduate-level computing programs.

    This workshop is presented by NCWIT Research Scientist Christopher Lynnly Hovey along with NCWIT Academic Alliance Member Representatives Erika Lynn Dawson Head, Emma Anderson, Sepi Hejazi Moghadam, Elise Dorough, and Leslie Sessoms.  

  • Lessons Learned in Propagation // Friday, March 19, 1:00 – 2:45 p.m. ETThis panel brings together participants of the NCWIT Extension Services for Graduate Programs (ES-Grad) to discuss systemic issues, barriers, and replicable solutions for recruiting and retaining students from historically marginalized groups in graduate-level computing programs.

    This workshop is presented by NCWIT Research Scientist Christopher Lynnly Hovey along with NCWIT Academic Alliance Member Representatives Michael Kölling, Colleen M. Lewis, and Leo Porter.

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For more information about the SIGCSE 2021 Technical Symposium, visit the conference webpage. The full Symposium schedule can be found here.

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