This survey is intended to assess the climate of the computer architecture community, the engagement of the community in various WICARCH activities, identify gaps in inclusion/diversity initiatives that WICARCH can fill and, in the long term, track the impact WICARCH has on the retention of women in the field of computer architecture. We encourage both men and women to fill out the survey to help us assess the overall climate in the community. A summary of responses may be shared with the WICARCH organizing committee, the SIGARCH Executive Committee and possibly as a blog post on Computer Architecture Today. No personally identifying information will be shared. If you have concerns about the use of your information, please reach out to wicarch-chair@acm.org.

This first section assesses your opinions of the overall climate in the computer architecture community. We appreciate your input regardless of whether or not you are engaged in WICARCH activities.  You are welcome to skip any questions you are not comfortable answering. 


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* 1. I find the computer architecture community

  Strong disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
welcoming and nurturing to junior researchers
respects the contributions of all members
inclusive to women and minorities
does not tolerate harassment and inappropriate speech/conduct

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* 2. As a member of the computer architecture community, I feel

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
confident in my abilities
able to speak my mind
valued
respected
listened to

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* 3. How comfortable are you

  Very uncomfortable Uncomfortable Neither comfortable nor uncomfortable Comfortable Very comfortable
Asking a question after a conference presentation
Joining after-hours networking/social activities with other conference attendees
Approaching a senior member of the community to discuss research

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* 4. Considering computer architecture conferences and meetings you have attended (such as ISCA, MICRO, HPCA and ASPLOS), did you observe or experience other attendees:

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* 5. Considering computer architecture conferences and meetings you have attended, have you experienced any of the following behavior?

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* 6. If you checked any of the boxes in the previous question, please indicate if you believe the behavior was based on any of the following characteristics:

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* 7. My involvement/participation (ranging from conversations to leadership roles such as PC chair, keynote speaker) in the computer architecture community has been negatively impacted by my

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
age/career stage
gender
racial/ethnic identity
academic pedigree
sexual orientation
geographic location

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* 8. I have been held back from the following career advancement opportunities due to my gender or racial/ethnic identity:

  Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Invited speaker
Research collaborations
Expert advice/consulting
Awards
Promotions

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* 9. If you have other thoughts on the climate in the computer architecture community, you are welcome to share them here.

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