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Announcements from the Computing Research Association.

BRAID/CRA Collaboration to Study and Evaluate Diversity Initiatives in Computing


CRA’s Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP) will be working with Linda Sax, Professor of Education at UCLA, and a team of graduate students, on the research component of the Building Recruiting and Inclusion for Diversity (BRAID) initiative. The BRAID initiative was established in 2014 by Harvey Mudd College and the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, and currently involves 15 computing departments across the U.S. that are committed to recruiting and retaining women as well as underrepresented men in computing majors. To that end, BRAID departments implement changes to their introductory computer science courses, and pathways into the major, as well as improve departmental climate, and promote outreach efforts for students.

CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award


CRA is pleased to announce a new award program that honors faculty members in computing who have made a significant impact on students they have mentored. The CRA-E Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentoring Award recognizes faculty members who have provided exceptional mentorship and undergraduate research experiences, and, in parallel, guidance on admission and matriculation of these students to research-focused graduate programs in computing.

Jill HalldenJill Hallden

CRA Welcomes its Newest Staff Member


Jill Hallden is CRA’s part-time accounts payable specialist. She works closely with Sandra Corbett, program associate, to ensure that the organization’s bills get paid on time and reimbursements for participants in CRA-sponsored events are processed expeditiously. Prior to joining CRA, Jill retired from a 12-year career as an assistant professor of geography at George Mason University, where she focused on digital cartography and world regional geography. When she’s not processing reimbursements, she enjoys cycling, spending time with her three boys, and making interesting cupcake creations.

CRA Introduces Revamped Website: Check Out the New CRA.org


If you have visited the CRA website lately, you may have noticed that it’s been refreshed with a new look and feel. We are excited to announce the launch of a new website for CRA and its committees. The new website presents a more consistent visual identity for CRA and provides a seamless experience for a visitor viewing each of the committee sites in addition to CRA.

Khari Douglas joins CRA as program associateKhari Douglas joins CRA as program associate

CRA and CCC Welcome Khari Douglas


In July, CRA welcomed a new staff member to the Computing Community Consortium. As a Program Associate at CRA, Khari Douglas interacts with members of the research community and policy makers to organize meetings, workshops, and outreach activities.

Khari is a recent graduate of Johns Hopkins University with majors in International Studies and Economics. Khari is focused on building his professional career and learning more about policy making and the computer science industry.

CRA Taulbee Survey Report 2014


This article and the accompanying figures and tables present the results from the 44th annual CRA Taulbee Survey. The survey, conducted annually by the Computing Research Association, documents trends in student enrollment, degree production, employment of graduates, and faculty salaries in academic units in the United States and Canada that grant the Ph.D. in computer science (CS), computer engineering (CE) or information (I). Most of these academic units are departments, but some are colleges or schools of information or computing. In this report, we will use the term “department” to refer to the unit offering the program.