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The other digital divide: women and minorities entering information technology professions
Found in: Frontiers in Education, Annual
By W. Aspray, J. McGrath Cohoon, A. Fisher, M. Quintan-Baker
Issue Date:October 2001
pp. F4G-F41vol.3
This panel session discussed the diversity of the information technology (IT) workforce from several different perspectives: workforce needs, education, and specific underrepresented communities.
 
Educating Diverse Computing Students at the University of Virginia
Found in: Computer
By James P. Cohoon,J. McGrath Cohoon,Mary Lou Soffa
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 52-55
This article reports on the University of Virginia Computer Science Department’s efforts to attract and instruct diverse students in undergraduate computing majors. These efforts are important for meeting workforce needs, creativ...
 
Must There Be So Few? Including Women in CS
Found in: Software Engineering, International Conference on
By J. McGrath Cohoon
Issue Date:May 2003
pp. 668
Women?s under-representation in academic computer science is described for the U.S. and internationally. Conditions that contribute to this situation are identified, and motivations for increasing women?s participation in computer science are discussed. Ac...
 
Conflicted identities and sexism in computing graduate programs
Found in: Frontiers in Education, Annual
By J. McGrath Cohoon,Monica Nable,Paul Boucher
Issue Date:October 2011
pp. S1H-1-S1H-5
Stereotypes about women's place among creators of technology still exist. As a result, women engineers and computer scientists must find ways to manage the conflict between their identities as women and as creators of technology. Many women manage the conf...
 
Effective Recruiting for Diversity
Found in: 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)
By J. McGrath Cohoon,Jim Cohoon,Seth Reichelson,Selwyn Lawrence
Issue Date:October 2013
pp. 1123-1124
Women of all colors are underrepresented in most technical disciplines. For example, electrical engineering college graduates have comprised only about ten percent women for many years, and computing graduates only about eighteen percent women, down from a...
   
Professional development for mid-career women in computer science and engineering
Found in: 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)
By J. McGrath Cohoon,Feng Raoking
Issue Date:October 2013
pp. 618-622
This paper reports on self-rated career management knowledge, use, and confidence for women in computer science and engineering before and after participating in a CRA-W Cohort of Associate Professors Project (CAPP) professional development workshop. We fi...
   
Consultants on systemic reform for gender balance
Found in: Proceedings of the 41st ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '10)
By Elizabeth Litzler, J. McGrath Cohoon, Jennifer J. Goodall, Leisa D. Thompson, Rebecca L. Dohrman
Issue Date:March 2010
pp. 554-555
Computer game programming has been adopted by some instructors and schools in an effort to motivate students and make the learning more relevant to the student's world than the console programs many of their instructors learned with. This paper describes t...
     
Improving gender composition in computing
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By Jill Ross, Lucy Sanders, Elizabeth Litzler, J. McGrath Cohoon
Issue Date:April 2012
pp. 29-31
Combining academic and industry representation, the NCWIT Pacesetters program works to increase the participation of girls and women in computing.
     
Gender and computing conference papers
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By J. McGrath Cohoon, Joseph "Jofish" Kaye, Joseph "Jofish" Kaye, Sergey Nigai, Sergey Nigai
Issue Date:August 2011
pp. 72-80
Women increasingly publish in ACM conference proceedings and are notably productive authors.
     
Sexism: toxic to women's persistence in CSE doctoral programs
Found in: Proceedings of the 40th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '09)
By J. McGrath Cohoon, Jie Chao, Zhen Wu
Issue Date:March 2009
pp. 1-6
Using longitudinal survey data from women in the CRA-W Graduate Cohort program, we measured the prevalence of observed or experienced sexism and its impact on departure from Computer Science and Computer Engineering (CSE) doctoral programs. Our data sugges...
     
Grace hopper visits the neighborhood
Found in: Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '08)
By Gloria Childress Townsend, J. McGrath Cohoon, Lecia Barker, Suzanne Menzel
Issue Date:March 2008
pp. 63-70
This paper highlights several viewpoints concerning a small regional conference for women in computing, which is modeled after the successful and well-known Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. The viewpoints include rationale for the conference...
     
Will they stay or will they go?
Found in: Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '08)
By J. McGrath Cohoon, Luo Luo, Zhen Wu
Issue Date:March 2008
pp. 63-70
The research reported here confirms and deepens our understanding of factors that affect women's confidence in their ability to complete a computer science or computer engineering (CSE) doctoral degree. Analysis of data from a longitudinal study of women p...
     
Gendered experiences of computing graduate programs
Found in: Proceedinds of the 38th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '07)
By J. McGrath Cohoon
Issue Date:March 2007
pp. 64-ff
This investigation of gendered experiences in computer science and computer engineering (CSE) doctoral programs uses survey data from a nationwide stratified random sample. Analyses of data from 41 departments show that women CSE doctoral students have les...
     
Special issue on gender-balancing computing education
Found in: Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC)
By Bettina Bair, J. McGrath Cohoon
Issue Date:March 2004
pp. 1-es
Priority queues are essential function blocks in numerous applications such as discrete event simulations. This paper describes and exemplifies the ease of obtaining high performance priority queues using a two-tier list-based structure. This new implement...
     
Faculty turnover in CS departments
Found in: Proceedings of the 34th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '03)
By J McGrath Cohoon, Lih-Yuan Chen, Rebecca Shwalb
Issue Date:February 2003
pp. 108-112
The rapid growth of computer science in both academia and industry creates a special problem with faculty turnover. This paper examines data from a national study of computer science departments to describe the circumstances surrounding faculty turnover in...
     
Women in CS and biology
Found in: Proceedings of the 33rd SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '02)
By J. McGrath Cohoon
Issue Date:February 2002
pp. 313-317
Common departmental characteristics and practices in computer science and biology/life science are compared for 46 departments at 23 Virginia colleges and universities. The goal of this preliminary investigation is to provide additional evidence on how dep...
     
Departmental differences can point the way to improving female retention in computer science
Found in: The proceedings of the thirtieth SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '99)
By J. McGrath Cohoon
Issue Date:March 1999
pp. 313-317
Departmental attrition data from one state show that the difference between male and female rates of undergraduate attrition from computer science varies by institution. This analysis suggests that departmental factors are important in attrition from CS. S...
     
Toward improving female retention in the computer science major
Found in: Communications of the ACM
By J. McGrath Cohoon
Issue Date:July 1979
pp. 108-114
Case study findings from several corporate environments suggest that successful virtualization does not depend on the degree of technological sophistication. It's how the tools are used that matters.
     
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