NCWIT offers a consultation service in which alliance members can discuss their specific plans and programs one on one with a member of the Social Science Advisory Board (SSAB). The NCWIT SSAB is made up of social scientists with a wide range of expertise relevant to NCWIT alliances' initiatives.
The service is free to alliance members and supports up to two hours of telephone consultation.
This short questionnaire will serve as an initial request for consultation. Once we have received your basic information via this questionnaire, you will be contacted by an NCWIT staff member to verify the specifics of your needs and to set up the consultation. Please be sure to provide your contact information.
First, you will be asked to choose one of the following broad categories (bolded). For your reference, more detailed subcategories are listed below each broad category. In the next question, you will be asked to choose the most appropriate subcategory.
Research and Evaluation/Assessment Design and Implementation
Recruitment and Outreach
- Survey development (e.g., Exit surveys for students who leave the computing major)
- Program/event evaluation and assessment, instruments, associated costs
- Longitudinal tracking of outreach program impacts
- Attitudinal surveys of youth attitudes toward computing
- Institutional Review Board/Human Subjects approval process
- Organizational assessment
- Large scale change management and impact evaluation
- Curriculum assessment
- Data analysis (statistical, qualitative data)
- Research design
- Defining measurable objectives for initiatives
Data and Research on Women in Computing
- Recruitment material development
- Developing a focused strategic plan for recruitment
- Developing outreach programs
- Targeted hiring of faculty
- Statistical data on women in sciences, computing, and related disciplines
- Pedagogical research
- Pointers to existing research base on social patterns and diversity, influences of gender
- Gender attributes as they relate to work and promotions
- Research on women and technology entrepreneurship
- Working with female leaders and technical champions in male-dominated organizations
- Maternity leave and how to keep women in the workforce
- Working with underrepresented middle and high school students within their knowledge, interests, and needs as related to IT
- Engaging students
- Finding funding sources