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Friday, November 30, 2007 - Sunday, December 2, 2007
Hilton Hotel in College Station, Texas
Deadline for Participant Applications - Friday, November 9, 2007
The Coalition to Diversify Computing (CDC), a joint organization of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the Computing Research Association (CRA), and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), is organizing the first annual Academic Workshop for Underrepresented Participants funded by an NSF Broadening Participation in Computing grant. The BPC Demonstration grant provides funding for participant travel, lodging, and meeting logistics.
The goal of the workshop is to mentor underrepresented assistant- and associate-level faculty and senior doctoral students about the tenure and promotion processes in academia. It is well known that mentoring activities are critical for successful promotions in the professoriate. Such activities are especially needed for underrepresented ethnic faculty in the field of computing, where the number at a given institution is usually very small. The workshop will include panels of diverse senior faculty talking about the tenure and promotion process, launching a research program, professionalism, and a detailed session on proposal writing. The workshop organizers include Valerie Taylor (Texas A&M University), Bryant York (Portland State University), Illya Hicks (Rice University), and Domingo Rodriguez (University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez).
We invite underrepresented assistant- and associate-level faculty and senior doctoral students to submit a one-page document providing your name, contact information, and two to three paragraphs identifying what you want to obtain from the workshop. The one-page documents should be sent to Valerie Taylor, firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 9, 2007. Participants will be notified by Monday, November 12, 2007. Funding will be provided for all participants.
Source: Coalition to Diversify Computing