Archive of articles published in the 2019 issue.


2019 Computer Science Tenure-Track Faculty Hiring Outcomes

This work directly follows previous work that analyzed current and future Computer Science needs via advertised tenure-track faculty searches for 2019.  This follow-on work looked to understand the relative success of institutions in hiring the tenured/tenure-track faculty in the areas of Computer Science that were being sought.

The full report containing a description of the methodology and the complete results is available at

Save the Date: 2020 CRA Conference at Snowbird

The biennial CRA Conference at Snowbird is the flagship invitation-only conference for the leadership of the North American computing research community.  The upcoming conference will be held July 21-23, 2020 in Snowbird, Utah. The New Chairs Workshop will take place on July 21, 2020.

Workshop Details
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, Conference begins with late afternoon reception
Wednesday – Thursday, July 22-23, 2020: Conference full days

The upcoming conference dates are revised somewhat from past schedules with the intent of making the conference more family friendly by avoiding weekends. We will continue to post updates to the event website as details are finalized. The 2018 conference program is posted online here and speaker slides are highlighted in blue if available.

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Expanding the Pipeline: The 2019 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference

The 2019 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, presented by CMD-IT, took place at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina on September 18-21. This year’s theme, “Diversity: Building a Stronger Future” reminded the participants of the critical role of diversity in computing innovation and the creation of the future of all aspects of STEM. Engaging a diverse workforce will result in solutions that benefit everyone and create a stronger, brighter future.


CRA Board Member Andrea Danyluk Named Distinguished Member of ACM

Recently, ACM named 62 Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the field. Several from the CRA community were recognized for outstanding educational contributions to computing, including CRA Board Member and CRA-WP Co-Chair Andrea Danyluk. Congratulations to all!

Valerie B. Barr
Mount Holyoke College

Andrea Danyluk
Williams College

Manuel A. Pérez Quiñones
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 

Jodi L. Tims
Northeastern University


Are You Working on the Taulbee Survey?
The CRA Taulbee Survey is in progress. The deadline for the salary section is December 1.
Late December: Preliminary salary report available to participants.
January 17, 2020: Due date for the main Taulbee section.

CRA CV Database
The CRA CV Database is now open for the 2019-20 recruiting season.

Upcoming Nomination Deadlines
CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award
November 22
Candidates Sought for CRA Board of Directors
November 29
CRA Distinguished Service Award
December 6
A. Nico Habermann Award
December 6
CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program
January 27, 2020


Candidates Sought for CRA Board of Directors

The Computing Research Association seeks your help in recruiting candidates for its Board of Directors. We want individuals who have time, energy, initiative, and resources to work on CRA issues on behalf of the entire CRA community. We have a working Board, and all members are expected to work on community issues.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is November 29, 2019. 

Click here to fill out the nomination form.

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Message from the Board Chair: Update on CRA Strategic Planning Effort

To the CRA community –

I’d like to take this opportunity to give you a progress update on the CRA strategic planning effort. Over the course of October and November, the consultants from Greenway will hold focus group interviews with the steering committee for CRA-WP, the membership of the CCC, and the staff of CRA. They will also conduct interviews with individuals representing a variety of stakeholder groups for CRA, including academic and industry thought leaders, federal funders, heads of industrial and government research labs, and non-member institutions. In the spring, there will be an opportunity for all member institutions to provide input via a survey. In the meantime, if you have questions or comments on the strategic planning effort, please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of the steering committee.


CRA’s Career Mentoring Workshop Application is Now Open

The eleventh biennial Career Mentoring Workshop will be offered by the Computing Research Association on February 27 and 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. This exciting workshop provides advice and mentoring activities for those starting an academic computing research career. Most attendees are in their first or second year as assistant professors. The workshop, consisting of a series of panels, is interspersed with opportunities to network with senior researchers and representatives from government agencies.

Click here to apply. The application deadline is October 31.