ERIC Number: EJ1034502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Creating a Pipeline for African American Computing Science Faculty: An Innovative Faculty/Research Mentoring Program Model
Charleston, LaVar J.; Gilbert, Juan E.; Escobar, Barbara; Jackson, Jerlando F. L.
Journal of Faculty Development, v28 n1 p85-92 Jan 2014
African Americans represent 1.3% of all computing sciences faculty in PhD-granting departments, underscoring the severe underrepresentation of Black/African American tenure-track faculty in computing (CRA, 2012). The Future Faculty/Research Scientist Mentoring (FFRM) program, funded by the National Science Foundation, was found to be an effective strategy in increasing the number of tenure track faculty hires by 11% (Charleston & Jackson, 2011). This manuscript describes a new program, the Institute for African American Mentoring in Computer Sciences (iAAMCS), which capitalizes on the successes of the FFRM and other mentoring models. The iAAMCS endeavors to improve faculty representation through a national mentoring model.
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Computer Science Education, Mentors, Tenure, Institutes (Training Programs), Models
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