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Title: Women Now Nearly Half of San Diego Mesa Community College's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program
Url: http://www.iwitts.org/proven-practices/topics/recruitment/340-women-no...
Publisher: National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science
Description: 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 worked for Mesa Community College are outlined here, including:
-Identifying female role models in GIS and taking their photos for marketing collateral to be developed by IWITTS and:
-Distributing recruitment posters, flyers, brochures and a CalWomenTech College Website section featuring female role models.
This narrative, and the lessons that can be learned from the success of Mesa Community College in this area, would be useful for other community college and technical programs looking to increase their numbers of female students.
LC Classification: Education -- Special aspects of education -- Education of special classes of persons -- Women. Girls -- Higher education
Education -- Special aspects of education -- Education of special classes of persons -- Women. Girls -- Vocational education
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- Philosophy. Relation to other topics. Methodology -- Special methods -- Geographic information systems
Technology -- Technology (General) -- Technical education. Technical schools
Technology -- Technology (General) -- Women in technology
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Social studies -- Geography
Vocational Education -- Technical
Key Concept: Geography -- Geographic information systems (GIS)
Date Issued: 2010
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: Administrators
College/University Instructors
Curriculum Supervisors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teaching Professionals
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Contact the National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science for copyright information
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: ATE Project
Source: ATE Projects
Full Record Views: 59
Resource URL Clicks: 2
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