To gain an accurate and thorough understanding of the current state of the field and assess progress over time, the AiiCE Research Constellation is pioneering research on race; cultural competence; degree entry, retention, and completion; department climate, and more.

K-12 Activities

To effectively support the professional learning of K-12 CS teachers and the development of IIC curricula, pedagogy, and policy, the Alliance must better understand teachers as well as their contexts, needs, and abilities on an ongoing basis. CSTA and the Kapor Center are distributing a biennial, national survey of K-12 CS teachers to understand teacher cultural competence and knowledge and use of identity-inclusive strategies.

Postsecondary Activities

The Cultural Competence in Computing (3C) Survey (led by Duke University) was developed to quantitatively measure the cultural competence of students and faculty/staff. The instrument can be used in longitudinal studies that measure the impact of interventions and complement retention/degree analysis.

Duke also leads the Undergraduate Perceptions of Race in Computing study, a national study of how CS undergraduates perceive and experience race (in the context of their computing departments) as well the factors that have influenced those perceptions and experiences to date. 

Bard developed the Longitudinal Computing Degree Completion Data App which provides accurate, long-term data on computing degrees earned by a specific population cohort at Title IV-eligible institutions. The app focuses on the percentage of a cohort's degrees, rather than showing the total degrees in the field.

Research Constellation Members

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