Building Momentum: How Department Chairs Lead Initiatives to Broaden Participation in Computer Science

Hilary B. Zimmerman, Brit Toven-Lindsey, Linda J. Sax, Kathleen J. Lehman, Jennifer M. Blaney

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Abstract

Broadening participation in computer science (CS) for women and underrepresented minority (URM) students is an important national priority. This research is part of a larger, longitudinal, qualitative study that highlights the role of the department chair in leading diversity-related change initiatives at a set of institutions across the country. Findings from this study reveal important insights about how department chairs lead diversity-related change efforts. Further, findings also highlight the ways that department chairs grapple with dramatically increasing enrollments, representative diversity, and critical mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2019
EditorsJamie Payton, Tiffany Barnes, Nicki Washington, Felesia Stukes, Alan Peterfreund
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728108216
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2019 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Feb 27 2019 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2019 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2019

Conference

Conference4th Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology, RESPECT 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period2/27/19 → …

Keywords

  • computing
  • Department chairs
  • diversity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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