Upward Transfer in Computing With support from the Spencer Foundation, this project utilizes existing survey data from the BRAID Research Project to explore the characteristics and experiences of upward transfer students in computing (i.e., those who transfer from 2- to 4-year colleges). As part of this study, I will replicate recent studies of “best practices” to foster gender equity in computing to determine the extent to which recent research on gender and women in computing captures upward transfer student experiences. The larger overarching goal of this study is to explore the ways in which upward transfer can serve as a mechanism for advancing gender equity in computing and other STEM fields. You can read more about this project here.
Project Presentations and Publications Blaney, J. M. (accepted for publication). Cultivating community college pathways to STEM leadership: Examining the relationships between gender, upward transfer, and computing leadership identity. Community College Review.
Blaney, J. M., Barrett, J. (2020). Gender and sense of belonging in computing: Are best practices representative of upward transfer students? Roundtable presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Conference.
Blaney, J. M. (2020). Gender equity and sense of belonging in computing: Are documented best practices representative of upward transfer student experiences? Paper presentation at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges Annual Meeting, Tempe, AZ. (Conference cancelled).
Blaney, J. M. (2020). Exploring the characteristics and experiences of upward transfer students in computing. Roundtable presentation at the Council for the Study of Community Colleges Annual Meeting, Tempe, AZ. (Conference cancelled).