Scaling Best Practices

The Center’s mission is to substantially increase the representation of all people majoring in computing across the United States. We do this by partnering with nonprofit colleges and universities with large computing programs (200 graduates or more per year) to implement evidence-based practices that support the recruitment, enrollment, and graduation of historically underrepresented groups majoring in computing.

To succeed, we seek partners that demonstrate a combination of three factors:

  • Readiness. Every institution faces unique challenges to broadening participation. In order to scale best practices, institutions must accurately diagnose problems and propose interventions. To do so requires access to and understanding of key data.
  • Level of commitment. Key institutional leaders are supportive and will participate in the initiative, demonstrating dedication to make the Center’s mission a reality.
  • Urgency to act. Institutional leaders, instructors, and faculty are eager to implement the evidence-based practices in the near term.

 

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How We’re Making an Impact

The Center provides grant funding and technical support to colleges and universities seeking to implement evidence-based best practices that have been shown to increase the representation of underrepresented groups in computing programs.

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It is important that everyone feels like they are welcome in computing.”

Carla Brodley, Professor and Dean of Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Executive Director of the Center for Inclusive Computing