CAHSI Literature

Alvidrez, M., Villa, E., & Rivera, J. (2023, October). Leadership Identity Development of Computer Science Undergraduates for a Diverse and Global World. 2023 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), College Station, TX, USA, 2023, pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1109/FIE58773.2023.10343066.

This qualitative research paper presents findings from an interpretive case study of five undergraduate Hispanic computer science (CS) students in a pilot leadership course in the CS department of a […]

Gates, Q. A & Villa, E. (2023, May). The Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI). Hispanic Outlook On Education Magazine.

In 2004, the Computing Research Association (CRA) held its annual meeting in Snowbird, Utah, to update department chairs in computing on trend data and other computing-related issues. Attending the meeting […]

Ayala, Y., Rivera, J., & Núñez, A. M. (2023, March 17). The Role of Federal Agencies in Supporting Hispanic-Serving Institutions and STEM Diversity. Public Scholarship Collaborative Blogs. Stanford Graduate School of Education.

For years, the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) have lacked diverse representation of students. In some disciplines, like computer science, diversity has remained especially stagnant. However, there are growing initiatives […]

Alvidrez, M., Villa, E., Hampton, E., Roy, M. K., Sandoval, T., & Villagomez, A. (2023). Using Academic Controversy in a Computer Science Undergraduate Leadership Course: An Effective Approach to Examine Ethical Issues in Computer Science. In Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition (Vol. 2023).

The technology field today, with continually emerging social media and communication platforms, is highly impacted by controversy and ethical considerations. It is imperative for computer science undergraduates to be prepared […]

Major, J. C., Scheidt, M., Godwin, A., Perkins, H., Kim, S., Self, B., Chen, J., & Berger, E. (2023). Institutional characteristics and engineering student non-cognitive and affective (NCA) profiles. International Journal of Engineering Education, 39(3)., 668-684.

In our prior work, a cluster analysis (n = 2,339) identified four groups of engineering undergraduates’ non-cognitive and affective (NCA) factors from a list of 28 dimensions such as belongingness, […]

Rivera, J., Gates, A. Q., Villa, E., & Morreale, P. (2023, October). Expanding Pathways for Hispanic Students to Enter and Succeed in Computing Graduate Studies. 2023 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), College Station, TX, USA, 2023, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.1109/FIE58773.2023.10343367.

Involving diverse individuals who bring different perspectives, experiences, and disciplinary knowledge in solving problems is critical in our nation’s ability to innovate and compete in a global economy. Unfortunately, the […]

Rivera, J., & Núñez, A. M. (2022). Staff at Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Debugging Challenges in Navigating Computer Science. About Campus, 27(1), 38-47.

Technology is quickly evolving and continues to play an increasingly important role in our daily lives. Social, political, and ethical concerns about technology, including its applications in public surveillance, violations […]

Haschenburger, J. K., Gray, W., Godet, A., Suarez, M. B., & Núñez, A. M. (2021). Recruiting all the talent into undergraduate STEM student success programs using an invitational approach. Journal of Geoscience Education, 1-17.

Student success programs have achieved demonstrated benefits in broadening participation in geosciences and other STEM fields. These programs typically require an application from potential participants despite known challenges in recruiting […]

Morreale, P., & Gates, A. C., & Villa, E. Q., & Hug, S. (2021, July), Faculty Development for Research Inclusion: Virtual Research Experiences for Undergraduates Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference.

This paper presents an innovative approach, applicable to all research-based fields, that identifies and broadly engages future computer science researchers. The Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI) piloted a […]

Núñez, A. M., Rivera, J., Valdez, J., & Olivo, V. B. (2021). Centering Hispanic-Serving Institutions’ strategies to develop talent in computing fields. Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society, 4(1), 1842582.

Hispanics have become the largest ethnic minority in the US Better serving Hispanics to succeed in tertiary education and scientific fields like computing is critical to build equitable life opportunities […]

Scheidt, M., Godwin, A., Berger, E., Chen, J., Self, B. P., Widmann, J. M., & Gates, A. Q. (2020). Engineering students’ noncognitive and affective factors: Group differences from cluster analysis. Journal of Engineering Education, 110(2), 343-370.

Background: Noncognitive and affective (NCA) factors (e.g., belonging, engineering identity, motivation, mindset, personality, etc.) are important to undergraduate student success. However, few studies have considered how these factors coexist and […]

P. Morreale, Villa, E. Q., & Gates, A. Q. (2020, October 22). Expanding the Pipeline – CAHSI introduces National Virtual Research Experience for Undergraduates. The CRA (Computing Research Association) Bulletin.

To identify and broadly engage the next generation of computer science researchers, the Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI), an NSF INCLUDES Alliance, piloted a national virtual Research Experience […]

Knight, D., Kim, S., & Nunez, A. M. (2020, April). Assessing Gender and Racial/Ethnic Parity in the Computing Fields: Evidence from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. In Annual meeting program American Educational Research Association.

Data show that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) postsecondary training programs lack gender and racial/ethnic diversity. Recent policy efforts are aimed at creating more inclusive environments for underrepresented groups […]

Villa, E., Gates, A., Kim, S., & Knight, D. (2020, June). The CAHSI INCLUDES Alliance: Realizing Collective Impact. In Zone 1 Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education.

To address the low number of baccalaureate degrees in computing to meet the demand for computing professionals, the Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) was selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) […]

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 […]

Gates, A. Q., Villa, E. Q., Hug, S., Convertino, C., & Strobel, J. (2019, October). A National INCLUDES Alliance Effort to Integrate Problem-Solving Skills into Computer Science Curriculum. In 2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) (pp. 1-4). IEEE.

This Innovative Practice Work-In-Progress paper elucidates the approach of the NSF-funded CAHSI INCLUDES Alliance for creating change in students’ competencies by an effort across eight institutions to support the delivery […]

Núñez, A. M. (in press). Examining organizational behavior of Hispanic-Serving Institution computer science departments: Toward servingness and equity in the field. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

This study examines the organizational behavior of departments in Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) with sustained success in graduating Latinx computer science bachelor’s degree recipients. I employ the conceptual framework of HSI […]

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 […]

Hug, S., Jurow, S., & Chi, W. C. (2011, June). Evolving identities: Undergraduate women pursuing the engineering professoriate. In 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition (pp. 22-659).

Engineering in United States contexts has historically been the domain of Caucasian/white males. Programmatic efforts address the disparity in engineering by forming inclusive learning communities that support gender and racial […]

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 […]

Kephart, K. L., Villa, E. Q., Gates, A. Q., & Roach, S. (2008). The affinity research group model: Creating and maintaining dynamic, productive and inclusive research groups. Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, 28(4), 13-24.

In this article, we introduce a model for undergraduate research, the Affinity Research Group (ARG)—a comprehensive model for creating and maintaining dynamic, productive, and inclusive research groups. An affinity research […]

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, […]