CMD-IT University Award for Retention of Minorities and Students with Disabilities in Computer Science

The University Award recognizes US institutions that have demonstrated a strong commitment to increasing the computer science baccalaureate degree production of minorities and students with disabilities, through effective retention programs. The 2017 University Award is sponsored by Microsoft, Inc. Award decisions will be based on quantitative and qualitative reporting of results. The qualitative reporting includes details about the institution, the unit that awards the undergraduate computer science degree, and descriptions of the retention programs. The quantitative reporting includes a five year history of retention data. All nominations will remain confidential. Each participating university will receive a detailed report that summarizes the data across all participating institutions.

Nominate your university!

The nomination process entails a two step process.
1. Complete the nomination form.
2. Once your nomination form has been received, you will be sent an excel file to provide your five year history of retention data and details regarding your retention programs. Your complete package must be submitted via the link provided by May 31, 2017.

2017 CMD-IT University Award Deadlines

  • Extended Application Deadline: May 31, 2017.
  • Notification date: June 15, 2017.

The University Award Recognition will take place at the 2017 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference

For questions regarding the CMD-IT University Award nominations, please contact Manuel Perez Quinones