Application Deadline Extended to Saturday, June 1, 2019

By request, the application deadline for the CMD-IT University Award was extended to June 1. The CMD-IT University Award recognizes US institutions that have demonstrated a strong commitment to increasing the computer science baccalaureate degree production of minorities and students with disabilities, through effective retention programs. The 2019 CMD-IT University Award is sponsored by  Microsoft, Inc. The Award includes:
  • A Monetary Prize of $15,000
  • An Award  
  • An invitation to present at the
    Faculty workshop at Tapia 2019  
Award decisions will be based on quantitative and qualitative reporting of results. The qualitative report in the application must include a description of the retention programs in place, as well as details about the unit that awards the undergraduate computer science degree, and contextual details about the institution. The quantitative report in the application includes a five year history of retention data for different groups of students.

All nominations will remain confidential. Each participating university will receive a detailed report that summarizes the data across all participating institutions. Past award recipients cannot submit a nomination for up to three years beyond the award.

Nominate your University today!  Upon completion of the nomination form, you will receive an excel file to provide your five year history of retention data and a description of the details needed regarding your retention programs.  Completed packages are due June 1 and the winner will be notified by July 1st.  The CMD-IT University Award will be presented at the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference in San Diego, September 18-21st, 2019.