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View Resource Women Now Nearly Half of San Diego Mesa Community College's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program

This brief case study highlights San Diego's Mesa Community College's Geographic Information Systems program, and the strategies that program has adopted to recruit and retain female students. The program took part in the CalWomen Tech Project, which was a collaborative effort by several colleges to increase enrollment of female students in technical areas of study. Some of the strategies that...

View Resource Teaching Spatial Reasoning to Improve Retention of Women in Technology

This webinar presented by Sheryl A. Sorby, Ph.D., explains why it is important to teach female students spatial reasoning skills. The webinar is 42 minutes and includes a demonstration of Dr. Sorby's software "Introduction to 3D Spatial Visualization: An Active Approach."

View Resource Women Increase from 18 to 30% of City College of San Francisco's Computer Networking and Information Technology Program

This brief case study highlights the City College of San Francisco's Computer Networking and Information Technology program. The college's strategies to recruit more female students are outlined. The college took part in several key recruitment methods, including: -Identifying female role models in computer networking and information technology and getting photos, bios and quotes for IWITTS to...

View Resource Las Positas College Increase Female Students in Welding and Automotive Technology from 5% to 14%; Retention Increases to 94%

This brief case study highlights Las Positas College in Livermore, California, which took part in the CalWomen Tech project. The project involved each college participating in four core recruitment strategies. Outreach took form in the place of posters, flyers, brochures and a website. Las Positas used the slogan "Women in Technology RULE." As a result of these efforts, the college was able to...

View Resource Evergreen Valley College Increases Retention of both Female and Male Automotive Students by over 25%

This page links to a case study of Evergreen Valley College's student retention strategies. The college has implemented a few key methods to increase retention of both female and male automotive students, including: -Changing the culture in introductory courses from one where "weeding out" students was normal to a culture focused on "screening in" students. -Using "modeling" in the classroom...

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