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Transformation of Undergraduate Computing

With colleagues at the ATLAS Assessment and Research Center at UCB, E&ER has conducted evaluation-with-research studies for CAHSI, an alliance of seven Hispanic-Serving Institutions. CAHSI seeks to recruit, retain, and advance Hispanics into computing careers with support at specific stages in the higher education “pipeline.” The interventions targeting undergraduate courses are:

Other interventions focus on undergraduate research experiences and professional development for graduate students and early-career faculty.

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Publications

Gates, A. Q., Hug, S. & Thiry, H. (2013). Expanding the pipeline: Hispanic momentum in Computing. Computing Research News 25(4), The Computing Research Association. Archived copy

Villa, E. Q., Kephart, K., Gates, A. Q., Thiry, H., & Hug, S. (2013). Affinity research groups in practice:  Apprenticing students in research. Journal of Engineering Education 102(3), 444-466.

Thiry, H., Hug, S. & Weston, T. J. (2011). The Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Enhancing the success of Hispanic undergraduates in computing disciplines. Journal of Enrollment Management, 5(1), 32-56.

Reports

Evaluation results demonstrate that CAHSI institutions have increased their course completion rates in gatekeeper courses and enhanced Hispanic undergraduate students’ confidence and aspirations in computing.

Thiry, H. & Hug, S. (2012). CAHSI annual evaluation report, 2011-12: Creating networks to support Hispanic computer scientists. (Report to CAHSI). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Boulder.

Hug, S. & Thiry, H. (2011). CAHSI annual evaluation report, Academic year 2010-2011. Supplement: institutional data outcome(report to CAHSI). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Boulder.

Hug, S., Thiry, H. & Weston, T. (2010). CAHSI annual report: Recruiting, retaining and advancing Hispanics in computing. (Report to CAHSI/SACI). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Boulder, ATLAS Institute and Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Hug, S. & Thiry, H. (2010). Scaling and Adapting CAHSI Initiatives (SACI): Year 1 evaluation report. (Report to SACI/CAHSI). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Boulder, ATLAS Institute, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Thiry, H. (2010). Pre-post workshop outcomes for ARG Fundamentals workshop, May 25-27, 2010. (Report to CAHSI). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research.

Hug, S. & Thiry, H. (2009). Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) year three annual report: Recruiting, retaining, and advancing Hispanics in computing. (Report to CAHSI). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research and the ATLAS Assessment & Research Center.

Hug, S. & Thiry, H. (2009). Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI) Annual Meeting, January 2009: Supplemental evaluation report. (Report to CAHSI). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research and the ATLAS Assessment & Research Center

Thiry, H., Hug, S. & Barker, L. (2008). Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) year two evaluation report: Recruiting, retaining, and advancing Hispanics in computing. (Report to CAHSI). Boulder, CO: University of Colorado Boulder, Ethnography & Evaluation Research and the ATLAS Assessment & Research Center.

 

This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under award CNS-0540592 to the University of Texas at El Paso. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these reports are those of the researchers, and do not necessarily represent the official views, opinions, or policy of the National Science Foundation.

 
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