This SAME-TEC pre-conference workshop guide includes worksheets to help you create a blueprint for a recruitment program, design a learning community, design a mentoring program, and match mentors with participating students. The guide also includes descriptions and links to recruitment, retention, and mentoring program case studies, example websites, and resources.
Download the guide from the Gender Equity Collaborative website.
Semmer, M., & Anderson, A. (2008). Prospecting for Gold: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Students in Emerging Technologies SAME-TEC Pre-Conference Workshop. Austin, TX: Gender Equity Collaborative. Retrieved from http://www.genderequitycollaborative.org/SAME-TEC_Materials.pdf
The WomenTech Educators Training got us thinking intentionally about who we were going to target for outreach, how we were going to target them, and how we would follow up to make sure we had actual results linked to the different programs and events that we were holding. Since then, it has grown organically and blossomed into something that our college just does naturally.
I think getting together as a team with intention—because we're all so busy—and developing a written plan that we could stick to was what made all the difference. I don’t think we would have ever done that if it wasn't for the WomenTech Educators Training.