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CRA Update: July Board Meeting

By CRA Executive Committee On July 13-14, 2023, CRA hosted its Summer Board of Directors Meeting in Portland, Oregon. To keep you in the know, below is a summary of the many discussions that took place amongst the 28 CRA Board members and 12 CRA staff who attended in person, and the 6 CRA Board […]


CRA Update: Keeping You in the Know

The next CRA Board of Directors meeting will be held July 13-14th in Portland, Oregon. In this CRA Update, we provide details on how you can influence the work at the upcoming Board meeting. Second, we list the committees and working groups with “seats” available that CRA will have in the upcoming fiscal year (FY24: July 2023 to June 2024).


CRA Update: Keeping you in the know – Join CRA at the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference 2023

CRA is planning several activities at the ACM Federated Computing Research Conference (FCRC) 2023 in June in Orlando, FL. FCRC assembles a spectrum of affiliated research conferences and workshops into a week-long, co-located, meeting. CRA will host a plenary panel session in honor of its 50th anniversary, a workshop on Computing Research in Industry, an information session on UR2PhD, a program that focuses on engaging more women in computer science PhD programs, and an academic careers workshop for graduate students and post-docs considering teaching-oriented faculty positions.

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CRA Update: Keeping you in the know – 2023 CRA Leadership Summit and Winter Board Meeting Recap

On February 23-24, 2023, CRA hosted its annual Leadership Summit for senior leadership of computing related professional societies as well as its winter Board meeting in Washington, DC. Below is a summary of the items discussed during the sessions. The next CRA Board of Directors meeting will be held July 13-14, 2023 in Portland, Oregon. If you have suggestions on agenda topics for our July 2023 CRA Board meeting (e.g., breakout room topics), please provide them here.

CRA Update: Keeping you in the know

The CRA Board election is on-going: academic candidates (8 openings) and non-academic candidates (1 opening). CRA has sent a ballot link to CRA members who are eligible to vote. Reminder: voting will close February 22nd at 11:59pm ET.

CRA hosts two key events every February: (1) the annual Leadership Summit (LS) of CEOs, presidents, executive directors, and other senior leadership to discuss issues of common concern for the computing research community and (2) the CRA February Board meeting.  The purpose of this CRA Update is to share the plans for these two meetings, and to offer you the opportunity to provide any thoughts/comments/questions on the Leadership Summit meeting agenda and/or the CRA Board meeting agenda (as requested at the CRA Conference in Snowbird last July).

Upcoming Deadlines and CRA Update: Keeping you in the know

Upcoming Deadlines

January 19 – CRA-E Graduate Fellows Program Nomination Deadline
January 27 – Distinguished Service Award Nomination Deadline
January 27 – A. Nico Habermann Award Nomination Deadline
January 27 – Main CRA Taulbee Survey section Deadline
January 30 – CRA-WP Early Career Awards Nomination Deadline
January 30 – CRA Leadership Academy Application Deadline
February 1 – Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security Applications Due
February 10 – CCC Council Members Nomination Deadline
February 15 – Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates Applications Due

What’s New

This article contains more details on the deadlines listed above, as well as a list of upcoming events, from CRA and its programmatic committees. Please share these opportunities widely.

CRA Update: Keeping you in the know

Attention Faculty: Support broadening participation in computing efforts by encouraging eligible graduate students to apply for the 2023 CRA-WP Graduate Cohort Workshops. Applications for both workshops are now being accepted and will close on November 30, 2022.

Grad Cohort IDEALS
The CRA-WP Grad Cohort Workshop for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Leadership Skills (GC-IDEALS) will take place March 23-25, 2023 at The ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, HI.

Grad Cohort for Women
The Grad Cohort Workshop for Women (GC-Women) will be held April 20-22, 2023 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

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CRA Update: Keeping you in the know

The 2022 CRA Conference at Snowbird provided an excellent opportunity to hear directly from our membership on a number of topics. With CRA’s new strategic plan and new Executive Director, the 2022 CRA Conference was a good time to pause and think about how we might improve. CRA learned from our members that there is a desire for more communication and involvement in agenda setting, increased transparency about our processes, and interest in re-evaluating the Board structure. Thank you for all the thoughtful ideas shared at CRA’s flagship conference! This column provides a summary of the input received, and then concludes with “What’s Next?”.