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Award Abstract #0540523

BPC-A: The STARS Alliance: A Southeastern Partnership for Diverse Participation in Computing

NSF Org: CNS
Division Of Computer and Network Systems
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Initial Amendment Date: February 16, 2006
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Latest Amendment Date: February 26, 2010
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Award Number: 0540523
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Award Instrument: Continuing grant
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Program Manager: Janice E. Cuny
CNS Division Of Computer and Network Systems
CSE Direct For Computer & Info Scie & Enginr
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Start Date: March 1, 2006
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End Date: August 31, 2010 (Estimated)
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Awarded Amount to Date: $2,228,640.00
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Investigator(s): Teresa Dahlberg dahlberg@syr.edu (Principal Investigator)
Tiffany Barnes (Co-Principal Investigator)
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Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard
CHARLOTTE, NC 28223-0001 (704)687-1888
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NSF Program(s): CISE EDUCAT RES & CURRIC DEVEL,
WORKFORCE,
SPECIAL PROJECTS - CISE,
BROADENING PARTIC IN COMPUTING,
ITR-BROADENING PARTICIPATION
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Program Reference Code(s): 9178, 9218, 9251, HPCC, 9102
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Program Element Code(s): 1709, 1713, 1714, 7482, 7584

ABSTRACT

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte proposes a system of regional partnerships, called the STARS (Students and Technology in Academia, Research, and Service) Alliance. Alliance members - North Carolina State University, Meredith College, Georgia Tech University, Spelman College, Auburn University, Florida State University, Florida A&M University, the University of South Florida Lakeland, and Landmark College - will collaboratively implement, disseminate, and institutionalize effective practices for recruiting, bridging, and graduating students from the underrepresented groups in computing. The STARS Alliance is structured as five local alliances or "stars," each including research, minority-serving and women's institutions, K-12 schools, industry, and community groups.

Alliance activities will build on existing diversity efforts at each of the stars, pooling expertise and resources, to consolidate, scale, replicate and sustain efforts across multiple institutions and populations. Specific activities include a Student Leadership Corps (SLC), a variety of committees and task forces to facilitate the exchange of information across the alliance, a web portal to disseminate information on the alliance and host a repository of socially relevant projects, a Marketing and Careers Campaign, curricular changes, and a yearly STARS workshop. The SLC is the core of these programs, providing multiple touch points for students to find information and support throughout their academic journey. The SLC will foster an extended student community among students, academia, industry and community through civic engagement, mentoring, and professional development and research experiences. All SLC students will attend an alliance-wide, week-long summer workshop to promote community building and prepare the students for their upcoming SLC assignments. Possible assignments include Outreach Ambassadors to 7th through 12th grades, service learning that uses their computer skills for community projects, research and internship experiences, and peer mentoring.


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Davis, M., Watkins, K. Z., and Allen, D.. "oTL Commons Conference: A Spirit of Inquiry, Invited Essay on SoTL," International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, v.3, 2009, p. 1.

Seals, C.D.,* Rouse, K., *McMillian, *Y. Williams, A., Gilbert, J. and Chapman, R.. "Computer Gaming at Every Age: A Comparative Evaluation of Alice," ournal of Educational Technology, v.5, 2008.

Bell-Watkins, K., Barnes, T., and Thomas, N. 2009.. "Developing computing identity as a model for prioritizing dynamic K-12 computing curricular standards.," Journal of Computing at Small Colleges, v.24, 2009, p. 125.

Davis, M., Watkins, K. Z., and Allen, D.. "SoTL Commons Conference: A Spirit of Inquiry, Invited Essay on SoTL," International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, v.3, 2009.

Swanier, C., Seals, C.D., Billionaire, E.. "Visual Programming: A Programming Tool for Increasing Mathematics Achievement," Journal of Educational Technology, v.6, 2009, p. 1.

Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Robert Phillips, Michael D. Wallis, Mladen A. Vouk, and James C. Lester.. "Investigating the Role of Motivation in Computer Science Education through One-on-One Tutoring," Computer Science Education, v.19, 2009, p. 111.

Watkins, K. Z. and Watkins, M.. "Towards Minimizing Pair Incompatibility to Help Retain Under- represented Groups in Beginning Programming Courses," ACM Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, v.25, 2009, p. 221.

Kristy Elizabeth Boyer, Robert Phillips, Michael D. Wallis, Mladen A. Vouk, and James C. Lester.. "Investigating the Role of Motivation in Computer Science Education through One-on-One Tutoring.," Computer Science Education, v.19, 2009, p. 111.

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BOOKS/ONE TIME PROCEEDING

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Williams, Laurie. "Introducing Pair Programming into your
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Williams, Laurie. "Introducing Pair Programming into your
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Williams, Laurie. "Introducing Pair Programming into your
Classroom", 03/01/2009-02/28/2010,  2007, "SIGCSE 2007".

Williams, Laurie. "Introducing Pair Programming into your
Classroom", 03/01/2010-08/31/2010,  2007, "SIGCSE 2007".

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Eagle, M., T. Barnes. "Evaluation of a Game-based Lab
Assignment.", 03/01/2010-08/31/2010,  2009, "Evaluation of a Game-based Lab
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Dr. Tiffany Barnes. "Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing", 03/01/2006-02/28/2007,  2006, "Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing".

Dr. Tiffany Barnes. "Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing", 03/01/2007-02/29/2008,  2006, "Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing".

Dr. Tiffany Barnes. "Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing", 03/01/2008-02/28/2009,  2006, "Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing".

Dr. Tiffany Barnes. "Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing", 03/01/2009-02/28/2010,  2006, "Grace Hopper Celebration of Women and Computing".


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