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1 A Community Informatics Framework for Diversity Presented by: Chip Bruce Robin Y. Duple Susan R. Rodgers Noelle S. Williams

2 Academics Faculty Involvement -8 faculty members, 3 CII staff members, and several adjunct faculty are involved with CI -CII supports faculty in research efforts, grant writing, communications efforts, etc. CII’s Agenda Through Coursework -Wide variety of courses appeal to large group of students -Faculty, adjuncts, and staff create new courses of interest to students -Courses related to CI in other departments are promoted as well

3 Academics Seed Funding: promotes CI throughout the university  Opportunity provides initial funding for a project or funds projects that may not be funded otherwise  CII Affiliates: establishing relationships Research Speaker Series: Sharing Research and Promoting Partnership  CII Affiliates share their research  41 presentations and/or brown bags to date

4 Students CI Students  Serve community & build future workforce  Foster recruitment & retention of underrepresented groups  CI program attracts diverse participants Funding Opportunities  CII and YCI Assistantships  Fellowships  Hourly positions

5 Students CI Certificate  Approved in September 2009  12 credits (1 required course)  12 credits (1 required course)  7 students so far, 4 more scheduled by Dec CI Club  Volunteer opportunities  Social networking  Leadership  UFL Tech Volunteers & the TIS Bookstore Award

6 Community Engaging Communities  Champaign-Urbana, East St. Louis, Paseo Boricua, Rantoul, Sao Tome, and more  Projects are ongoing, every effort to promote sustainability  Integrating community work in the classroom through assignments, curriculum, etc.  Bringing the community to campus

7 Community Examples of ongoing projects  Booker T. Washington after school program  The Sao Tome project  Urbana Free Library Technology Volunteers  Paseo Boricua

8 Youth Community Informatics


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