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I think it is a great idea!  Count me in.

 

Maria Piret

Director Information Systems

Lynn University

3601 N. Military Trail

Boca Raton, FL 33431

561-237-7355

mpiret@lynn.edu

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Sounds like a good idea.

 

Margaret G. Massey, Ph.D.

Chief Information Officer

Spring Hill College

4000 Dauphin Street

Mobile, Alabama 36608

Phone: 251-380-3888

mmassey@shc.edu

www.shc.edu

 

I would like to be involved in the project also.

 

 

Hello Everyone,

I'm currently traveling, but yes this is something we should do. When I get back on solid ground I'll respond more properly.

Richard Bazile
-sent from my mobile phone

On Dec 4, 2012 11:55 AM, "Vincent Wiggins" <vwiggins1@ccc.edu> wrote:

I would like to be involved in the project also.

 

 

Hi there,

I think this is a good idea but if we do this I would like to discuss what we will do with the results. I am not sure what value it will bring to just compile a report if we do not have a plan to take action on the results….

 

 

Cheers,

Russ

 

 

Russell Beard

Vice President of Information Resources

Phone: 425.564.4201

 

 

 

Great point Russ. I raised the question about how diverse are we during my session on diversity along with Pablo Molina and Melissa Woo at EDU12.  There were several sessions on diversity which were great, but I keep coming back to this question...how diverse are we?  I recommend we start there, then decide what we, as a community could or should do?  Perhaps the results could help educate us all and help shape future efforts such as our outreach to our future pipeline.


Keith W. McIntosh, MBA 
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology
Pima Community College
Sent from my mobile device

Very interesting conversation! My 2 cents,   I think we need a benchmark. Do we know how diverse IT is in  higher ed?  Can we compare diversity levels with other verticals? My hunch is we may be more diverse (although we can do better) but it is just a hunch based on my experience.  Of course we are IT and we know that metrics without intention and a plan does not satisfy a purpose.  Gathering the data and providing a report becomes a responsibility for follow up and action.  I think that is the great challenge of a project like this.

My department has become increasingly diverse compared to 10 years ago.   How diverse are we?  We have been talking a lot about role of women in STEM yet I am looking for opportunities to contribute to solve the problem.  One of the common complains among higher ed IT managers is recruiting talent, I believe diversity has potential to be a source for great talent.  I agree with Mac this could be a good beginning,  we should manage the scope just implementing a data gathering and a report with results is a project on its own.   It will all depends on how many people would work on a project like this and the support we get from our  institutions.

 

 

Maria Piret

Director Information Systems

Lynn University

3601 N. Military Trail

Boca Raton, FL 33431

561-237-7355

mpiret@lynn.edu

Google+ / LinkedIn

 

Please consider the environment before printing.

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Diversity in IT Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:ITDIVERSITY@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of McIntosh, Keith
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:17 PM
To: ITDIVERSITY@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [ITDIVERSITY] Should we (Higher Ed IT) we have a report similar to the annual diversity report put out by The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

Great point Russ. I raised the question about how diverse are we during my session on diversity along with Pablo Molina and Melissa Woo at EDU12.  There were several sessions on diversity which were great, but I keep coming back to this question...how diverse are we?  I recommend we start there, then decide what we, as a community could or should do?  Perhaps the results could help educate us all and help shape future efforts such as our outreach to our future pipeline.

 

Keith W. McIntosh, MBA 

Vice Chancellor for Information Technology

Pima Community College

Sent from my mobile device


I greatly appreciate your 2 cents Maria as it enriches the conversation.  So perhaps we could get ECAR to add a module to their annual survey.  Many institutions already participate in their annual survey, although I’d like to see the number increase, especially amongst community colleges, but that’s a different conversation.   I think we could start with gathering information during their normal data call and post a report for the community to see.  Another idea would be to use the data to write an article (which I’d be willing to do).  Maybe, maybe we could use the data to start having increased dialogue with middle schools and high schools (administration, staff, teachers, parents, and students) about the many opportunities in IT and share the numbers with them.

 

These are my random thoughts this morning after two breakfast burritos and an orange juice.  I’d love to hear what others have to say.

 

 

- Mac -

 

Keith W. McIntosh, MBA
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology

and Chief Information Officer (CIO)

-------------------------------------------------------
Information Technology
Pima County Community College District
kwmcintosh@pima.edu

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Diversity in IT Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:ITDIVERSITY@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of Maria Piret
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 7:54 AM
To: ITDIVERSITY@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [ITDIVERSITY] Should we (Higher Ed IT) we have a report similar to the annual diversity report put out by The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

Very interesting conversation! My 2 cents,   I think we need a benchmark. Do we know how diverse IT is in  higher ed?  Can we compare diversity levels with other verticals? My hunch is we may be more diverse (although we can do better) but it is just a hunch based on my experience.  Of course we are IT and we know that metrics without intention and a plan does not satisfy a purpose.  Gathering the data and providing a report becomes a responsibility for follow up and action.  I think that is the great challenge of a project like this.

My department has become increasingly diverse compared to 10 years ago.   How diverse are we?  We have been talking a lot about role of women in STEM yet I am looking for opportunities to contribute to solve the problem.  One of the common complains among higher ed IT managers is recruiting talent, I believe diversity has potential to be a source for great talent.  I agree with Mac this could be a good beginning,  we should manage the scope just implementing a data gathering and a report with results is a project on its own.   It will all depends on how many people would work on a project like this and the support we get from our  institutions.

 

 

Maria Piret

Director Information Systems

Lynn University

3601 N. Military Trail

Boca Raton, FL 33431

561-237-7355

mpiret@lynn.edu

Google+ / LinkedIn

 

Please consider the environment before printing.

 

 

From: The EDUCAUSE Diversity in IT Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:ITDIVERSITY@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU] On Behalf Of McIntosh, Keith
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 11:17 PM
To: ITDIVERSITY@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Subject: Re: [ITDIVERSITY] Should we (Higher Ed IT) we have a report similar to the annual diversity report put out by The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

Great point Russ. I raised the question about how diverse are we during my session on diversity along with Pablo Molina and Melissa Woo at EDU12.  There were several sessions on diversity which were great, but I keep coming back to this question...how diverse are we?  I recommend we start there, then decide what we, as a community could or should do?  Perhaps the results could help educate us all and help shape future efforts such as our outreach to our future pipeline.

 

Keith W. McIntosh, MBA 

Vice Chancellor for Information Technology

Pima Community College

Sent from my mobile device


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