CAHSI Literature

Blaney, J. M., Sax, L. J., Feldon, D., & Gates, A. (2019, February). Broadening Participation in Computing: Putting Our Work in Context. In Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (pp. 490-491).

Broadening the participation of women in computing has increasingly become a focus of computing education research over  the  past  several  years.  To be sure, the field of   computing has unique […]

Villa, E. Q. (2018). ACM RETENTION COMMITTEE Minority voices: interrupting the social environment to retain undergraduates in computing. ACM Inroads, 9(3), 31-33.

The low enrollment and graduation rates of underrepresented students in computer science, particularly those students who are women and Latinx1, is well documented and of deep concern to computer science […]

Gates, A. Q., Thiry, H., & Hug, S. (2016). Reflections: The Computing Alliance of Hispanic- Serving Institutions. ACM Inroads, 7(4), 69-73.

The Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) celebrates its ten-year anniversary in 2016, providing an ideal opportunity to reflect on the organization, its accomplishments, and the future. The inspiration for […]

Villa, E. Q., Wandermurem, L., Hampton, E. M., & Esquinca, A. (2016). Engineering Education through the Latina Lens. Journal of Education and Learning, 5(4), 113-125.

Less than 20% of undergraduates earning a degree in engineering are women, and even more alarming is minority women earn a mere 3.1% of those degrees. This paper reports on […]

Gates, A. Q., Casas, C., Servin, C., & Slattery, M. (2015, October). Using Peer-Led Team Learning to build university-community college relationships. In 2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) (pp. 1-7). IEEE.

Through support from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the El Paso Community College (EPCC) began a program […]

Hug, S., Thiry, H., & Gates, A. (2015, October). Strategies for sustaining change in engineering education. In 2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) (pp. 1-7). IEEE.

In order to develop the engineers of the future, engineering departments need to embrace innovative, student-centered practices. The development and sustained growth of organizational improvement practices like those needed to […]

Thiry, H., & Hug, S. (2014). “We should all help each other”: Latina undergraduates’ practices and identities in the figured world of computing. Boulder, CO: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

The number of Latinas earning computing degrees and entering technical careers is stubbornly low. This study uses Holland, Lachicotte, Skinner, and Cain’s (1998) concepts of identity and figured worlds to […]

Hug, S., & Jurow, A. S. (2013). Learning together or going it alone: how community contexts shape the identity development of minority women in computing. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 19(4).

Educational programs are dynamic and context dependent; their impact should thus be analyzed to illuminate their locally situated elements of success. The purpose of projects like Women in Academic Computing […]

Villa, E. Q., Kephart, K., Gates, A. Q., Thiry, H., & Hug, S. (2013). Affinity research groups in practice: Apprenticing students in research. Journal of Engineering Education, 102(3), 444-466.

The affinity research group (ARG) model is a set of practices built on a cooperative team framework to support the creation and maintenance of dynamic and inclusive research groups in […]

Gates, A. Q., Hug, S., Thiry, H., Aló, R., Beheshti, M., Fernandez, J., … & Adjouadi, M. (2011). The Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Supporting Hispanics at critical transition points. ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE), 11(3), 1-21.

Hispanics have the highest growth rates among all groups in the U.S., yet they remain considerably underrepresented in computing careers and in the numbers who obtain advanced degrees. Hispanics constituted […]

Thiry, H., Hug, S. & Weston, T.J. (2011). The Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Enhancing the success of Hispanic undergraduates in computing disciplines. Journal of Enrollment Management, 5(1), 32-56.

Various cultural, social, educational, and economic barriers contribute to the underrepresentation of Hispanics in computer science education and the technical workforce. The Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) is a […]

Gates, A. Q. (2010). The role of Hispanic-serving institutions in contributing to an educated work force. Communications of the ACM, 53(12), 31-33.

In order to thrive and even survive  in the worldwide market-place of ideas and innovation, the  U.S.  must  aggressively meet the challenge of increasing the number of students who complete […]

Kephart, K., & Villa, E. (2008, October). Demonstrating sustainable success: Using ethnographic interviews to document the impact of the affinity research group model. In 2008 38th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference (pp. S2C-17). IEEE.

The Affinity Research Group (ARG) is a model of undergraduate research that extends the undergraduate research experience to a broad range of students by providing opportunities to learn and integrate […]

Aló, R. A., Beheshti, M., Fernandez, J., Gates, A. Q., & Ranjan, D. (2007, October). Work in progress-peer-led team learning implementation in computer science. In 2007 37th Annual Frontiers In Education Conference-Global Engineering: Knowledge Without Borders, Opportunities Without Passports (pp. S4A-7). IEEE.

The Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CA-HSI) is a consortium of eight institutions that is committed to increasing the number of Hispanics who earn baccalaureate and advanced degrees in […]

Teller, P. J., & Gates, A. Q. (2001). Using the affinity research group model to involve undergraduate students in computer science research. Journal of Engineering Education, 90(4), 549-555.

The Affinity Research Group model is an attractive vehicle for involving undergraduates in research, retaining them, and fostering their interest in higher education. Using this model, students are given opportunities […]

Teller, P. J., & Gates, A. Q. (2000, October). Applying the Affinity Research Group model to computer science research projects. In 30th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference. Building on A Century of Progress in Engineering Education. Conference Proceedings (IEEE Cat. No. 00CH37135) (Vol. 2, pp. S1G-7). IEEE.

The Affinity Research Group model provides students with opportunities to learn, use, and integrate the knowledge and skills required for research with the knowledge and skills required for cooperative work. […]

Gates, A. Q., Teller, P. J., Bernat, A., Delgado, N., & Della‐Piana, C. K. (1999). Expanding participation in undergraduate research using the affinity group model. Journal of Engineering Education, 88(4), 409-414.

The benefits of working in a research group are clear: students develop domain expertise, gain an understanding and appreciation of the research process and its practice, and acquire team, communication, […]