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Announcing CRA Workshop Series on Departmental Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Plans


We are pleased to announce the Workshop Series on Writing Departmental Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Plans.

As part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering’s (CISE) commitment to broaden participation in computing (BPC), a number of NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) programs now require PIs to have a meaningful broadening participation in computing (BPC) plan at time of award. Computing departments are encouraged to develop departmental BPC plans that faculty can use in their proposals submitted to these NSF programs.

To support departments developing a Departmental BPC Plan, the Computing Research Association (CRA) will host a series of workshops funded by NSF. The first two workshops in this series will be held virtually on July 13-14, 2020 and August 6-7, 2020.

These two workshops will present the same content on BPC plans, and include hands-on activities and real-time feedback for writing these plans. At the end of the workshop, the participants will have their own draft Departmental BPC Plan. Following the workshops, the participants will also have the opportunity to receive additional feedback as they continue to refine their BPC plans.

Please visit the workshop website for more information. The deadline to apply for the July workshop is July 8th, 2020. Click here to apply for the July workshop.

We also encourage you to visit BPCnet.org to access resources on broadening participation in computing and NSF BPC plans.

 

Sincerely,
BPC Plan Workshop Steering Committee

Nancy Amato, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tracy Camp, Colorado School of Mines
Mary Hall, University of Utah
Colleen Lewis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ronald Metoyer, University of Notre Dame