Project Partner Meeting
The final Project Partner Meeting of the CalWomenTech Project has been scheduled for October 8, 2010 at the Four Points Sheraton in Emeryville, CA from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The meeting is for the community college sites participating in the CalWomenTech Project and will provide an opportunity to share and celebrate your successes, discuss your challenges and problem solve with the other member sites of the CalWomenTech Project.
We have invited Dr. Mary R. Anderson-Rowland, Director of the Academic Success Programs at the School of Computing, Informatics and Decisions Systems Engineering at Arizona State University, to be the keynote speaker and discuss proven strategies from her own work on retaining women in technology. Dr. Anderson-Rowland has extensive experience working with female and minority students from two-year colleges, as you can see from her biography.
In addition, our evaluator will present on our project evaluation to date. To see the complete schedule for the day, take a look at the official agenda (PDF). There will also be a reception the night before on October 7th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. It will be a casual event with hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar.
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Events and Food
October 7, 2010 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
No-host bar and hors d'oeuvres.
CalWomenTech Project Partner Meeting
October 8, 2010 from 8:30 am-5:00 pm
- Breakfast: Continental breakfast with fruit starting at 8:00 am.
- Working Lunch: Visit nearby eateries in groups. There will be a five minute walk to lunch.
- Afternoon Snack: Cookies and fruit.
To make hotel reservations please call the Four Points Sheraton at (510) 547-7888 by August 7th and say you are with the CalWomenTech Project Partner Meeting group. Our discounted rate is $109 per night, which will be billed to our master account.
We also require that you make your plane reservations by September 7th to ensure a reasonable cost (we won't be able to reimburse people for high-priced plane tickets due to last minute booking.) If you make hotel reservations but cannot attend please cancel your reservation and let us know immediately. You will be personally responsible for charges incurred from unused hotel rooms.
We will be reimbursing you for your travel expenses within one week after the meeting.
If you are coming from Southern California we will reimburse you for a hotel room for one night, airfare, your meals based on your flight arrival and departure time and the federal per diem rate as well as ground transportation to and from the airport.
If you are coming from Northern California we will reimburse you for your mileage, based on the federal mileage rate of $0.50 per mile, your working lunch during the training and if your drive is longer than one hour from home we will include a hotel room at your request.
- Download your expense reimbursement form.
- Learn more about federal per diem expense reimbursement guidelines.
Both the San Francisco and Oakland airports are close to the hotel. The Oakland airport is an easier, less busy airport than SF International and is preferred by many local residents.
IWITTS asks that you only rent a car if there will be multiple people from one school in it. In addition, please make sure to reserve an economy class car.
Directions from Airport to Meeting Hotel
From Oakland Airport. Shuttle service is available from Oakland International Airport via Bay Porter Express Shuttle or 1-510-864-4000 for approximately $25 each way.
From San Francisco Airport. Those arriving from San Francisco International Airport can arrange for transportation through the Bay Porter Express Shuttle or 1-510-864-4000 for approximately $32 each way.
From Oakland Airport. Taxi service is available in front of the baggage claim for approximately $50. Because of the high cost we ask that you only take a taxi if you are sharing it with multiple people.
From San Francisco Airport. Taxi service is available in front of the baggage claim for approximately $70. Because of the high cost we ask that you only take a taxi if you are sharing it with multiple people.
It is up to the school's discretion if they would like to utilize their CalWomenTech adjunct staff development budget allocation towards reimbursement of adjunct salary costs to attend this meeting. This budget can only be used for adjunct staff members.
If you are an adjunct instructor, check with your key leader to see if you are eligible for payment of non-classroom hours. If you are eligible, you will need to fill out a W-9 form and return it to the CalWomenTech Project. W-9 forms are available at the IRS website.
Keynote Speaker Bio
Dr. Mary R. Anderson-Rowland, Director of the Academic Success Programs at the School of Computing, Informatics and Decisions Systems Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU), has been a strong advocate for women in technology for over 40 years.
In 1974 she became the first woman engineering faculty member at ASU and remained the only one for 10 years. For the past seven years Dr. Anderson-Rowland has directed two upper division Academic Scholarship Programs with an emphasis on women and under-represented minority students with unmet financial need, averaging 40% women in the program (more than double the percent in the college enrollment.) The retention and graduation of these program students in these programs has been over 90% compared with 77% retention of upper division students who began at ASU and 61% retention of upper division transfer students. In addition, 30% of the community college transfer students and 40% of the non-transfer students have gone on to graduate school compared with less than 18% nationally.
The CalWomenTech Project is funded by The Program for Research on Gender in Science and Engineering from The National Science Foundation - Grant no. 0533564
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.