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SUMMARY Despite concern over gender imbalance in computing, very few undergraduate programs have succeeded in their efforts to improve women's representation. This panel will describe the process followed and value added by trained consultants providing free customized services to " client " departments seeking to recruit and retain more women students.(More)
SUMMARY Many undergraduate computing departments seek to increase recruitment and retention of women in their programs. Increasing participation and graduation of women in computing requires a systemic approach that includes [1, 2]: • Recruiting strategically • Retaining with pedagogy • Retaining with curriculum • Retaining with student support •(More)
Most academic departments have outreach efforts to inform potential students and the public about their computing majors. Most participate in events and produce materials to communicate with students, teachers, parents, and employers. Often, however, these recruiting efforts are attended in an opportunistic way rather than strategically. Often, little(More)
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP) has created a large group of trained consultants (ESCs) and clients who are passionate about women's participation in computing. This panel will describe how our ESCs and clients have worked together to effect change and will show(More)
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