Goals, Metrics, KPIs
|Number of new underrepresented individuals (women and racial/ethnic minorities) users|
|> 250/qtr||Deepen/Extend – Extending use to new communities (§3.1.2)|
Number of sustained underrepresented individuals (women and racial/ethnic minorities) users
|> 1,750/yr||Deepen/Extend – Extending use to new communities (§3.1.2)|
Longitudinal Assessment of XSEDE Inclusion &Equity via the Climate Survey
Number of underrepresented students benefiting from XSEDE resources and services through training, XSEDE projects, or conference attendance
|> 650/qtr||Deepen/Extend — Prepare the current and next generation (§3.1.3)|
|Number of students benefiting from XSEDE resources and services through training, XSEDE projects, or conference attendance||> 2,000/qtr||Deepen/Extend — Prepare the current and next generation (§3.1.3)|
|# of new underrepresented individuals (women and racial/ethnic minorities) users|
|# of sustained underrepresented individuals (women and racial/ethnic minorities) users|
|Linda Akli||SURA||L3 Mangerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Student Programs Leademail@example.com|
|Sue Fratkin||TACC||ACSC Public Policy Fellowfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Exhibiting, Training & Workshop Event Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Dawn Hunter||TACC||ACSC Leadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jaye Nias||SURA||ACSC Data Science Fellowemail@example.com|
Communication & Meetings
Bi-weekly CEE-BP calls are Tuesdays @11:am eastern.
Effective 2020, Broadening Participation and Workforce Development is a combined bi-weekly call.
99070731207?pwd=TG5oZG9YeTNDUWd1YkxVYkhPOWFzdz09, Meeting ID: 990 7073 1207, Password: 139324
New Staff Orientation
New Staff Orientation
- XSEDE New Staff Guide
- Increasing Diversity in Hiring
- Professional Development
- Attend XSEDE New User and Successful Allocations Proposal webinars at a minimum annually.
- Attend other XSEDE training webinars as needed.
- Participate in webinars on Inclusion in STEM offered by NSF Includes Coordination Hub, National Academy of Sciences, and others
- Event Planning Process
- Guide to Organizing Inclusive Scientific Meetings https://500womenscientists.org/inclusive-scientific-meetings
- ACM Guide to Organizing Virtual Conferences https://www.acm.org/virtual-conferences, https://people.clarkson.edu/~jmatthew/acm/VirtualConferences_GuideToBestPractices_CURRENT.pdf
- Under-Represented Minority, Institution Classifications, and Data Sets
- The Carnegie ClassificationTM has been the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education for the past four and a half decades. http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/downloads.php
- Individual look up of institutions - https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/InstitutionByName.aspx?goToReportId=6.
- What is an HBCU? https://sites.ed.gov/whhbcu/one-hundred-and-five-historically-black-colleges-and-universities/
- Definition of Hispanic-Serving Institutions https://www2.ed.gov/programs/idueshsi/definition.html
- Tribal Colleges and Universities Profiles http://www.aihec.org/who-we-serve/TCUroster-profiles.htm
- National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering 2017 Report https://nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17310/digest/introduction/
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Persistence, Retention, and Attainment of 2011–12 First-Time Beginning Postsecondary Students as of Spring 2017 https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2019/2019401.pdf
Campus Visits PY8
- September 25, 2018, Morgan State University, In-Person New User Training presented by Akli & Alameda
- Target new Computer Science faculty at Morgan State
- Additional participants included Coppin State University, Delaware State University, NASA researcher with Howard University student interns, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)
- December 3, 2018, Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, and Spelmani
- Visit to promote January workshop
- Ruby Mendenhall presented seminar on "Recovering Lost History" to Spelman HASS faculty
- Meetings held with CAU Humanities faculty to discuss updating digital humanities course
- January 1/28 - 29, 2019
- March 3/4 & 3/8/2019, UC Santa Barbara Black Studies Research Center
- 3/4 meeting with Sharon Tettegah and staff to prepare for 3/8 workshop
Campus Visits PY7
- April 11, 2018, Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, and Spelman, coordinated by Linda
- Meeting with CAU President and Provost to discuss strategic plans and curriculum initiatives
- Seminar for faculty from all three institutions including XSEDE Overview by Linda and Science Cases by Jay
- Technical consulting with prospective users from all three institutions
- April 18, 2018, California State University Los Angeles, coordinated by Rosie
- Meeting with Data Intensive Research and Education Center for STEM faculty
- Center's overarching goal of recruiting highly competitive, historically under-represented students, giving them direct NASA research experience in scientific computing and data analysis, and inspiring them to become future leaders in STEM-related professions.
- XSEDE training was identified as way to suplement the training provided by local instructors. Primary topics of interest included Intro to Linux/Unix and Python. Additional ones to be determined.
- Planning call schedule to be established once XSEDE trainers are identified.
- This could become a model for working with other CSU campuses and other institutions with funded STEM centers and initiatives for URMs.
Campus Visits PY6
- Jan 24, 2017, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Leadership Meeting & Technical Consulting (Akli, Alameda, & Cahill)
- Kate & Linda met with Senior Leadership to discuss curriculum and the potential for a consortium approach to address issues. XSEDE-Akli_Cahill_01_2017_UPRM.pdf
- Jay Alameda met with researchers and provided consulting support:
- Dr. Guillermo Araya , Computational Fluid Dynamics: Previous user with an allocation request submitted to the March XRAC. Has access to blue waters for teaching a course and Interested in attending PEARC17.
- Dr. Dorothy Bollman, Mathematics: Current user with installation and environment issues self-installing Pycud in home directory, Jay submitting a ticket to request that Pycuda be installed initially on stampede and subsequently on all GPU systems.
- Dr. Edgar Acuna, Mathematics: Edgar is a previous user of XSEDE resources but wants to now engage as a big data user using Python and Spark. Jay recommended submitting a startup for comet, wrangler and bridges with ECSS support.
- Feb 16, 2017, James Madison, Conference Call with Yasmeen Shorish, Data Services Coordinator, Assoc. Professor and Mr. Ben Delp, Director of Research Development and Promotion
- Call set up by Yvonne Harris, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Research and Scholarship, Division of Academic Affairs who was unable to attend call due to illness
- Presented an abbreviated XSEDE Overview What is XSEDE-Akli_02_2017_JMU.pdf
- Referral to Education Program (Kate Cahill) for additional discussion of curriculum, competencies
- Referral to Campus Engagement (Dana Brunson) for campus champions information.
- Since the call, JMU is planning on appointing a campus champion then will begin to develop a plan for training and possible XSEDE awareness events.
- There is one JMU power user who has been using resources managed by TeraGrid and XSEDE.
- Mar 22, 2017, George Mason University
- Meeting with Jayshree Sarma, Interim Director, Research Computing and XSEDE Campus Champion
- Referral to XSEDE Education: Interest in how to expand Computational and Data Science curriculum at William and Mary, Old Dominion University, George Mason and several of the other smaller institutions.
- Referral to Campus Engagement and Student Programs: Jayshree would also like to offer HPC boot camps for students on her campus. Also participates in a VA consortium that might be interested in a presentation on the XSEDE Education Program. Consortium includes:
- Referral to PEARC17 Website: Interest in students participating in the conference. Some concern about the requirement for partial funding from a student's institution will be a barrier for GMU students.
- Due to the location of GMU and the surrounding population, GMU serves a diverse population including women. Suggested that approaching campus broadening participation programs or centers to make sure XSEDE information about student programs is distributed in a way to reach everyone. CEE-BP and CEE-Campus Engagement can work together to develop strategies and possible events.
- April 25, 2017, Bethune Cookman University
- Meeting with Deans and Chairs to introduce XSEDE and discuss curriculum
- Meetings with a variety of campus representatives including IT and Library services
- Outcome, continued support for curriculum activities, potential collaborative proposals, and invitation to present at the Educational Justice Conference in July
2018 Conference Participation
- Feb, 21, 2018 IEEE STCBP Conference on Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT'18)
- Excellent paper presentations
- Good networking with other Diversity and Inclusion professionals
- Feb, 22 - 15, Emerging Researchers National Conference, Washington, DC
- Linda Akli and John Holly staffed the XSEDE exhibit table. About 75 good student contacts made.
- Linda served as lead judge for undergraduate computer science research posters
- In collaboration with Intel, presented a professional development workshop entitled, "Computational, Visualization and Data Science: Solutions for World Changing Science"
- Mar 14, 2018, North Carolina A&T for the NC HBCU IT Administrators Community of Practice Meeting
- Organized by the Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Minority Telecommunications Development Office of Policy Analysis and Development
- Participants included Barbara Scotia, NCAT, NCCU, and Shaw
- NCCU interest in organizing a faculty and IT administrators workshop for all 11 HBCU campuses
- Shaw interested in joining Champions program
- April 17, 2018, Prepárate: Educating Latinos for the Future of America, panel, Advanced Computing & Cultural Competency: Latinos in the 21st Century, coordinated by Rosie
- Kelly, Linda, Roberto Camacho Barranco (UTEP), and Rosie panel participants
- June 7 - 8, Strategic Partnership for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), Atlanta, GA
- Previously, SPAN Workshop
- Coordinated by Clemson, Georgia State, South Carolina State, and University of Georgia
- Linda Serving on Program Committee but did not attend due to schedule conflicts.
- Dana Brunson attended as a presenter and identified several HBCUs that might be candidates for XSEDE visits or follow up by CEE-BP.
- Waiting on workshop report to identify any significant findings or opportunities.
- July 23 - 27, PEARC18
- Participants on mentoring panel organized by Jennifer
- Paper presentation coordinated by Kelly
- MSI Breakfast, hosted by Linda
- Providing travel support for 8 MSI Champions plus one additional faculty member from UVA that is engaged in broadening participation in STEM initiatives and computationally driven research
- Sep 19 - 22, ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, Orlando, FL
- Linda will attend and will recruit several local faculty to support the exhibit table
- Sep 26 - 28, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Dallas, TX
- This conference continues to be too expensive for us to become an exhibitor
- Linda and Rosie, reviewed student travel grant applications
- Linda or Rosie will send out email in September to XSEDE All list to see who will be attending and encourage them to connect during the conference.
- Oct 11- 13, SACNAS National Conference, San Antonio, TX
- Linda will attend and possibly Marques
- Linda will also recruit additional support for the exhibit table from local institutions
- Nov 11 - 16, SC18, Dallas, TX
- Compute4Change Student Workshop
2017 Conference Participation
- Mar 2 - 4, Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM, Washington, DC
- Vetria Byrd of Purdue participated with CEE-BP in staffing the XSEDE table and filled in for Linda Akli (who was double booked at that time with research oral presentations) in the professional development workshop
- Marques Bland of TACC participated in staffing the XSEDE table
- Linda Akli was a "head" judge for undergraduate computer science oral presentations
- Over 60student contacts were made, reconnected with Tuskegee faculty who would like an XSEDE visit
- The panel with the author of Hidden Figures, keynote talks were also exceptionally inspiring
- May 18 - 19, South Carolina State University, NSF’s regional partnership program Workshop
- Dana Brunson and Linda Akli participated on panels.
- Several new champions identified at this meeting including Damian Clarke (a former XSEDE14 student participant and now SCSU's CIO), Mauise Ricard (new CIO at Morehouse), Terris Riley (Clinton College)
- Linda spoke at length with John Bennett, Lead Instructor of Business and Computer Related Technology at Denmark Technical College and made a referral to Ruby Mendenhall based on project interest.
- Linda lunch discussion with Mauise Ricard hopefully puts in motion some re-organization of Champions at Morehouse and stronger engagement.
- Three conference participants applied for travel support to PEARC17 and two were awarded to Damian Clarke and Mauise Ricard
- There appears to be strong potential to host an workshop which could draw from faculty at SCSU, Claflin, Clinton College, and Denmark Technical College.
- Sep 20 - 23, ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, Atlanta, GA
- Obtained contact information for over 60 students
- Connected with NCAR to discuss ACSC workshop at SC16 and enlist support for promoting
- Conducted standing room only Birds of a Feather session about ACSC and obtained contact information for several faculty interested in discussing curriculum development
- Recommend continuing to engage with the program committee, submit sessions, and exhibit in 2018
- Oct 4 - 6, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Orlando, FL
- Brief conversation with Sarah Echohawk, CEO of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
- Promoted ACSC to two Denver institutions exhibiting
- Excellent keynotes, talks, and papers
- Exhibit options too expensive. Should submit a panel proposal focused on Advanced Computing for Social Change for 2018.
- Oct 19 - 21, SACNAS, The National Diversity in STEM Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
- Using lead retrieval, obtained over 100 student contacts
- Champions from UC Merced and University of Utah were tremendous assistance to Rosie at the XSEDE exhibit table
- Recommend continuing to engage with the program committee, submit sessions, and exhibit in 2018
- Nov 12 - 16, SC17, Advanced Computing for Social Change Institute in collaboration with XSEDE Student Programs
Workshops - PY8
- September 25, 2018, Morgan State University
- One day only XSEDE Overview and New User Training presented by Linda Akli and Jay Alameda
- Other schools to be invited include Coppin State University, Bowie State University
- Based on Dana's contact at the SPACI workshop will try to invite University of Maryland Eastern Shore to workshop and/or schedule campus visit
- October 25 - 26, 2018, Clark Atlanta University - Spelman Workshop
- Day 1 content was presented
- Day 2 content was cancelled due to closing of schools for inclement weather
- Day 2 content to be rescheduled per CEE-BP Call notes
- March 3/8/2019, UC Santa Barbara Black Studies Research Center
- 3Intro to XSEDE (Akli), Intro to Computational Thinking (Cahill), New User Training (Alameda)
- Follow up items include exploring collaborative proposals and inviting one or two faculty to participate in the PEARC19 ACSC Faculty workshop
Workshops - PY7
- October 19 - 21, 2017, South Carolina State University Workshop and Leadership Meeting
- Planning team: Akli, Alameda, Cahill, Holly, Rivera, Damian Clarke (SCSU Champion), Joey Brenn (Claflin), and Terris Riley (Clinton College Champion)
- Pre-event survey conducted and due to small response, shaped the event as small introductory training event
- Registration used and a training allocation with John Holly as allocation manager used for account management (change from past practices)
- Participant email included Duo instructions for 2 factor authentication in addition to normal logistics information (change from past practices)
- Leadership meeting held at SCSU with the university president and deans. President demonstrated strong support for use of advanced computing and curriculum changes
- Follow up events will include a webinar series
Workshops - PY6
- Oct - Nov 2016, UPRM Graduate Student Wednesday Afternoon Webinar Series
- Nov 2 - Python Part I Antonio Gomez (TACC)
- Nov 9 - Intro to Linux, Part II, Daniel Lucio (NICS)
- Nov 30 - Python Part II Antonio Gómez (TACC)
- Dec 7 - R, David Walling (TACC)
- Logistics: Ana Gonzalez (Campus Champion), promoted, obtained lab room, took attendance, onsite proctor
- Logistics - Marquez Bland (TACC) set up the XSEDE Zoom conferencing for the event. This appeared to work well.
- Logistics - John Holly (SURA) managed registration, provided sign-in sheets to Ana, and monitored the sessions
- Logistics - Jay Alameda (NCSA) coordinated resource access
- Evaluation: Attendees registered through the portal and attendance marked in the portal
- Evaluation: Only a small number of surveys completed. Need to identify how to get a better completion rate for webinars.
- Mar 31 - Apr 1 2017, Southern University and A&M College, Multi-Day Workshop & Leadership Meeting
- Planning team Akli, Alameda, Cahill, Holly, Rivera, Rachel Vincent-Finley (Campus Champion)
- Pre-event survey opened Jan 17, 2016 and closed February 15.
- Registration is over 30 participants and based on the campus culture could have significant number of walk ins.
- Senior Leadership meetings are scheduled for Thursday, Mar 31. Linda and Kate will present along with Rachel Vincent-Finley, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Sciences and Engineering and Campus Champion.
- May 2 - 4 2017, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, Multi-Day Workshop & Leadership Meeting
- Planning team: Akli, Alameda, Cahill, Holly, Rivera, Carmen Wright (Campus Champion)
- Pre-event survey opened Sep 8, 2016 and completed.
- Registration opened March 21st.
- Bi-weekly planning calls are held Thursdays at 2pm eastern on the CEE-BP Skype number starting February 9th. Webinar series starting Nov 7 with Intro to Scientific Visualization presentation by SDSCResearch Reports
- Alumni of Tribal Colleges Better Their Communities, Gallup Poll and American Indian Fund, 2019, Alumni of Tribal Colleges and Universities Better Their Communities.pdf
- White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities 2019 Federal Agencies Priorities Briefing, https://sites.ed.gov/whhbcu/files/2019/07/Federal-Agency-Priorities-Brief-2019.pdf
- Increasing Women and Underrepresented Minorities in Computing: The Landscape and What You Can Do, IEEE Computer, 2019, mco2018100024.pdf
- What Would it Take to overcome the damaging effects of structural racism and ensure a more equitable future, Urban Institute, 2019.05.12_Next50 structural racism_finalized (1).pdf
- 2019 Fact Sheet, Hispanic Higher Education and HSIs, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, 2018_HSI_FactSheet.pdf
- Playbook on Best Practices: Gender Equality in Tech, 2018_HSI_FactSheet.pdf
- Evidence-based Strategies for Improving Equity and Inclusion of Individuals in Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track/?pageNum=1&uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ad07c699f-0ee3-4365-8461-732dbc8a4b89#pageNum=1
|Intro to HPC (Presentation to Class)|
|03/25-3/27/2021||Association of Computer and Information Science/Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) Symposium 2021 - Machine Learning and Beyond||Virtual||Powell|
|XSEDE New User Training (Webinar)||University of Central Florida||Alameda, Akli, Mehringer|
National Summit for Educational Equity
|IEEE RESPECT Conference||Virtual||Akli, Cahill, Gomez|
Introduction to Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum
|6/7–6/15/2021||Computational Chemistry for Educators||Virtual||Cahill|
Introduction to Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum: Modeling with Spreadsheets and Web Resources
|6/17/2021||General New User Training||Virtual||Maiden (Mehringer)|
|6/17-6/18/2021||Advanced Computing for Social Change Curriculum Workshop||Virtual||Akli, Alameda, Cahill, Holly, Nias, Williams|
|6/21/2021||Intro to XSEDE (Workshop focused on expanding high performance computing opportunities within the consortium of liberal arts colleges in the Midwest)||Virtual||Mehringer|
Introduction to Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum: Systems Modeling
(postposted to October 6 and 13)
Introduction to Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum: Agent-based Modeling (postponed to October 6 and 13)
|7/12–7/13/2021||Advanced Computing for Social Change Curriculum Workshop for AUCC||Virtual||Akli, Alameda, Cahill, Holly, Williams|
|07/17-07/19/2021||HPC in the City Hackathon||Virtual||Holly, Powell|
|07/19-07/30/2021||International HPC Summer School||Virtual||Alameda|
|07/18-07/22/2021||PEARC21 - HPC in the City Hackathon||Virtual||Cahill, Powell, Weeden|
|09/15-09/17/2021||ACM Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing||Virtual||TBD|
|10/6 and 10/13/2021||Introduction to Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum: Agent-based Modeling||Virtual||Panoff, Weeden|
|10/28 - 10/30/2021||SACNAS National Conference|
Kansas City, MO
|11/14 - 11/19/2021||SC21 - Computing4Change, HPC in the City Hackathon||hybrid, St. Louis, MO||Akli, Fratkin, Gomez, Hunter, Powell|