Higher Ed Learning Circles

Express your interest in participating in the 2024-2025 NCWIT Higher Ed Learning Circles by filling out the interest form here!


Join an NCWIT Higher Ed Learning Circle, small groups of individuals (one per institution) that meet online throughout an academic year with NCWIT staff, consultants, and invited speakers. Concurrent with the Learning Circle experience, participants work with their committed local institutional team to plan and implement strategies for broadening participation in their undergraduate computing program. All four-year higher ed institutions are encouraged to apply. Past participants included a wide variety of institutional types, including minority serving institutions, liberal arts colleges, and research institutions.

As a Learning Circle participant, you will receive: 

  • training and support for leading and implementing NCWIT’s Tech Inclusion Journey® with your local departmental team 
  • guidance on developing and implementing a strategic plan utilizing research-based approaches 
  • access to peers and experts to address recruitment and retention challenges
  • advice on analyzing your enrollment and graduation data 

A quote from a Learning Circle Participant reading: Our involvement with the learning circle was essential in bringing our department together to consider what activities would work best for us, then to develop a usable plan for increasing retention and recruitment of women and underrepresented students of color.


Interested in participating? Complete the Learning Circles interest form and we will be in touch to schedule an interest meeting. Fall 2024 Learning Circle participants will be confirmed by Summer 2024.

A graphic outlining some of the benefits of Higher Ed Learning Circles.


Learn more about NCWIT Learning Circles

This project is funded by NSF Solicitation: NSF BPC-AE: Scaling and Sustaining Gender Diversity in Postsecondary Computing using NCWIT’s Systemic Change Approach. The material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2216561. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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