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NCWIT Tracking Tool

NCWIT Tracking Tool

The NCWIT Tracking Tool is an online evaluation tool to help academic departments evaluate efforts for recruiting and retaining undergraduate students, by collecting and charting enrollments (i.e.,…

NCWIT-HigherEd: An NCWIT Community of Practice

NCWIT-HigherEd: An NCWIT Community of Practice

NCWIT hosts a moderated group email list, NCWIT-HigherEd, to support a year round “community of practice” for NCWIT Alliance member representatives. The NCWIT-HigherEd group email list…

BPCNet: Get Support for the NSF Broadening Participation in Computing Plan Requirement

BPCNet: Get Support for the NSF Broadening Participation in Computing Plan Requirement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is committed to addressing the lack of diversity in the computing workforce by encouraging practices and programs that focus on…

NCWIT Engagement Practices Framework

NCWIT Engagement Practices Framework

The NCWIT Engagement Practices Framework outlines actions faculty can take in their classrooms and beyond to help broaden participation in computing. It is organized around…

Evaluation Tools

Evaluation Tools

NCWIT provides these tools in the hopes that you will find them useful as a starting point for your own evaluations. Along with survey questions,…

NCWIT Scorecard: The Status of Women in Computing [2020 Update]

NCWIT Scorecard: The Status of Women in Computing [2020 Update]

The NCWIT Scorecard shows trends in girls’ and women’s participation in computing in the U.S. over time, providing a benchmark for measuring progress and identifying…

Learning About Intersectionality: Videos That Spark Discussion

Learning About Intersectionality: Videos That Spark Discussion

Let’s Talk About Gender, Race, and Identity Use this slide deck, with its short videos (~3 min) and discussion questions, to learn about the complexity…

Top 10 Ways to Recruit Underrepresented Students to Your Undergraduate Computing Program

Top 10 Ways to Recruit Underrepresented Students to Your Undergraduate Computing Program

Recruit strategically to attract a diverse range of students to your undergraduate computing program.

NCWIT 101: Introduction to Diversifying Undergraduate Computing Programs

NCWIT 101: Introduction to Diversifying Undergraduate Computing Programs

This self-guided course is designed for computing and information technology faculty and administrators who are beginning work on diversifying undergraduate computing programs or are trying to…

Inclusive Environmental Assessment Guide

Inclusive Environmental Assessment Guide

The design and décor of the physical spaces where people work contain signals about who does and who does not belong there. When we view…

Set Up a Mentoring Culture for Graduate Students: Roles of Faculty and Peers

Set Up a Mentoring Culture for Graduate Students: Roles of Faculty and Peers

Mentoring programs are an excellent way to support graduate students’ sense of belonging in the local intellectual community and help them move forward in their…

Modern Figures Podcast

Modern Figures Podcast

Modern Figures Podcast (http://modernfigurespodcast.com/) guest stars Black women in computing who share their stories and perspectives on technical, societal, and personal topics. Geared toward women…

The Beautiful Noise of Peer Instruction: An Interview with Beth Simon

The Beautiful Noise of Peer Instruction: An Interview with Beth Simon

An often overlooked way to broaden participation in computing is to grow a more inclusive student community and culture. A good way to build this…

Computation Creativity: An Interview with UNL’s Elizabeth Ingraham and Leen-Kiat Soh

Computation Creativity: An Interview with UNL’s Elizabeth Ingraham and Leen-Kiat Soh

Learn more about using Computation Creativity activities in your introductory computing courses to engage your students and to improve their learning. In this March 2018…

Exploring Inquiry Learning: An EngageCSEdu Author and a User Discuss POGIL

Exploring Inquiry Learning: An EngageCSEdu Author and a User Discuss POGIL

This is the third of a regular column that EngageCSEdu is doing for ACM InRoads magazine. The goal of the column is that by highlighting…

Making Interdisciplinary Connections to Engage Students

Making Interdisciplinary Connections to Engage Students

This is the second of a regular column that EngageCSEdu is doing for ACM InRoads magazine. The goal of the column is that by highlighting…

Broadening Participation by Supporting Great Teaching

Broadening Participation by Supporting Great Teaching

This is the first of a regular column that EngageCSEdu is doing for ACM InRoads magazine. The goal of the column is that by highlighting…

Interrupting Bias in Academic Settings

Interrupting Bias in Academic Settings

Use this resource to help you practice ways to interrupt bias in real-life situations. Click the button below to download a printable copy of this…

NCWIT Tips: 11 Ways to Design More Inclusive Academic Websites

NCWIT Tips: 11 Ways to Design More Inclusive Academic Websites

Your computing department’s website is an important source of information for current and prospective students. These tips will help you create a website that welcomes…

Critical Listening Guide: Just Because You Always Hear It, Doesn’t Mean It’s True

Critical Listening Guide: Just Because You Always Hear It, Doesn’t Mean It’s True

Use this guide to help identify common misunderstandings that surface when people talk about how to increase the participation of women. Learn to spot “red…

Strategic Planning for Recruiting Women into Undergraduate Computing: High Yield in the Short Term (2015 update)

Strategic Planning for Recruiting Women into Undergraduate Computing: High Yield in the Short Term (2015 update)

This workbook includes examples, guidance, and templates for developing a strategic recruitment plan to increase participation of females in undergraduate computing. Visit the Extension Services…

Survey-in-a-Box: Student Experience of the Major

Survey-in-a-Box: Student Experience of the Major

Use the Survey-in-a-Box: Student Experience of the Major (SEM) to identify strengths and areas for improving your department’s efforts to retain students. The Survey-in-a-Box contains…

How Do You Retain Women Through Inclusive Pedagogy?

How Do You Retain Women Through Inclusive Pedagogy?

Women and minority students are not in computing courses under the same conditions as their white male classmates. Instructional practices offer opportunities to level the…

Top 10 Ways to Engage Underrepresented Students in Computing

Top 10 Ways to Engage Underrepresented Students in Computing

These tips will help you to engage students in your computing courses and retain them in the major. These ideas and examples are drawn from…

NCWIT Tips: 8 Ways to Give Students More Effective Feedback Using a Growth Mindset

NCWIT Tips: 8 Ways to Give Students More Effective Feedback Using a Growth Mindset

Effective feedback gives students the information they actually use to increase their learning and improve their performance. It should employ a “growth mindset” that focuses…

How Can REUs Help Retain Female Undergraduates?

How Can REUs Help Retain Female Undergraduates?

Undergraduates with positive research experiences feel more confident and motivated to enter graduate programs. To facilitate successful REUs, supportive faculty advisors or graduate mentors should…

How Do You Support Completion of Graduate Degrees and Engender Commitment to a Research Career?

How Do You Support Completion of Graduate Degrees and Engender Commitment to a Research Career?

Students most likely to complete their graduate studies are those who are viewed as junior colleagues in a positive relationship with their advisors and who…

How Do You Retain Women through Collaborative Learning?

How Do You Retain Women through Collaborative Learning?

Collaborative learning can improve retention rates, critical thinking, appreciation of diversity, and development of social and professional skills. When implementing collaborative learning, match students roughly…

How Do You Mentor Faculty Women?

How Do You Mentor Faculty Women?

Faculty mentoring programs help junior faculty to acclimate and promote relationships that can cover a broad range of topics. These programs enhance career commitment and…

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