Welcome to the January 2019 issue of the CMD-IT newsletter. This month we are featuring a recent article authored by Telle Whitney and Valerie Taylor, which includes an invitation for you to join a national dialogue about effective practices that create cultures and environments in which all people thrive, especially women and underrepresented minorities.
Be sure to learn more about our 2019 Academic Careers Workshop and the University Award. Submit your application today!
To include job openings or events in our Community Calendar please contact Jerri Barrett.
Join Our National Dialogue on Effective Practices for Increasing Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Computing
The article presents the current representation of women and underrepresented minorities in computing and highlights various programs that target K-12 through post secondary education and industry.
The article encourages the community to engage in a national dialogue about effective practices that create cultures and environments in which all people thrive. In particular, it challenges you to provide information about your effective practices.
We encourage all our readers to
read the article and
submit your effective practices today!
We will share this information on the CMD-IT website and at town hall meetings at the Tapia 2019 and Hopper 2019 conferences to promote this national dialogue. Stand up and make a difference!
Academic Careers Workshop Applications Now Open
Applications Due 2/28!
2019 Academic Careers Workshop will be held May 16-19, 2019 in Houston, TX. T
he goal of the workshop is to mentor underrepresented assistant- and associate-level faculty, senior doctoral students, and postdocs about the academic career ladder.The workshop will include panels of diverse senior faculty talking about the tenure and promotion process, launching a research program, effective networking, and a detailed session on proposal writing. In addition, the workshop will include a discussion about alternative career paths. The Academic Careers Workshop is funded by an NSF grant and organized in collaboration with AccessComputing and CAHSI.
Our target audience includes: underrepresented ethnic minorities and people with disabilities at the levels of assistant professor, associate professor, post-doc, and senior level doctoral students in computing. Workshop participants are supported by the NSF grant.
The 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. All universities and colleges are encouraged to complete a submission. Each participating university will receive a detailed report that summarizes the data across all participating institutions.