This article is published in the June 2024 issue.

CRA Update: We Want You! Volunteer Opportunities for 2024-2025

Tracy Camp, Executive Director and CEO 

Are you passionate about computing research and looking for ways to contribute to the community? The Computing Research Association (CRA) is seeking dedicated volunteers to join our committees and working groups for the 2024-2025 fiscal year, from July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025.

Volunteering your time and expertise can help us enhance our initiatives and expand our impact. Completing the interest form is your first step towards potentially joining us in these efforts. 

Volunteer opportunities are limited – please note that expressing interest does not guarantee an invitation to volunteer, but we value and appreciate your enthusiasm.

Deadline: The form will close on July 15, 2024.

Committees and Working Groups

Within the volunteer form, you can express your interest in being a part of any of the following committees and working groups. 

Major Awards Committee

This new committee aims to ensure multidisciplinary award nominations are submitted from the computing research community. Members will brainstorm candidate names and identify nominators.

CRA Leadership Academy Committee

Help cultivate future leaders in computing by developing and deploying the agenda for the Leadership Academy participants, including assignments and workshops.

CRA Awards – Nominations Committee

Encourage nominations for the CRA A. Nico Habermann Award and the CRA Distinguished Service Award, and decide on external awards for future nominations. This committee primarily operates during the fall semester.

CRA Awards – Selection Committee

Review nominees for the Habermann and Distinguished Service Awards and make recommendations to the Board, which votes in February.

CRA Survey Committee

Recommend strategies for making CRA Taulbee Survey data available online and interactive, iterate on the survey, and review the Taulbee Survey report.

CRA Communications Committee

Develop a communications plan with the CRA Director of Communications to effectively disseminate important information to key stakeholders.

CRA Governance Working Group

Review and propose modifications to CRA governance processes and bylaws to better fulfill our mission.

CRA Socially Responsible Computing Working Group

Recommend priorities and strategies to establish CRA as a leader in promoting socially responsible computing research.

Support the Computing Research Community by Volunteering Your Time

CRA needs you! To express your interest in any of these committees or working groups, please complete the CRA Committee/Working Group Interest Survey by July 15, 2024

We look forward to your participation and contribution to the computing research community!