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Under-represented But Preparing for the IT Industry - A Professional and Personal Story Dr. Fay Cobb Payton Associate Professor of Information Systems/Technology North Carolina State University. My Current Career. Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

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Under-represented But Preparing for the IT Industry - A Professional and Personal Story

Dr. Fay Cobb Payton

Associate Professor of Information Systems/Technology

North Carolina State University

Payton - 2008 NAF Workshop

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My Current Career

  • Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • Area Coordinator, Information Systems/Technology Group
  • Member, Diversity Advisory Board
    • All within the College of Management
  • Member, African Advisory Board; International Affairs Office (Scheduled to travel to South Africa, 9/08)
  • Member, WOMEN’S Taskforce, NSF ADVANCE Under Review (1/08)
    • All within the Provost Office, University Level

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My Current Career

  • Affiliated Faculty, Institute of Analytics
    • Newly Funded Program
  • Advisor, Women in Science & Engineering Board
    • College of Engineering (Health Care Grant, Under Review)
  • Multiple Discipline Collaborations
    • Engineering
    • Education
    • Statistics
    • Communications (NIH Grant, Under Review)
    • Psychology

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Career Collaborations & Activities

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Professional Career Before The Academy

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My Higher Educational Background

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My Primary Educational Background

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My Primary Years

  • Role of Parents
  • Family Background
  • Role of Education
  • Role of Family
  • Role of Spirituality
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Role of Teachers
  • Expectations
  • Relationship with Parents
  • Communication

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Me in IT/STEM Based on

  • Research Predictors?
  • Math Courses
  • Science Courses
  • HS GPA
  • SAT Scores
  • Family Background
  • Socioeconomic Status

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Me in IT/STEM High Education Based on

  • Uncommon Predictors?
  • Student Interest
  • The HBCU Experience
  • Personal Drive
  • Being What I Have Yet to See
  • Parental Expectations
  • Teacher Expectations
  • Role of ACT/SAT as a Predictor
  • Role Models
  • Mentors

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Predicting What One is to Become

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Predicting What Your Students Will Become

Progress on this issue has been marginal, neither steady nor substantial enough for representation of minorities in STEM to reflect their overall proportion of the U.S. population. Among other statistics, the report reveals:

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Confronting the New American Dilemma

:

Adopted from NACME 2008

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Confronting the New American Dilemma

Adopted from NACME 2008

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Addressing the Dilemma

Top Figures from NACME 2008; Bottom Figures from AAAS 2005

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What Does the Professoriate Look Like?

Encourage Education Beyond the BA/BS?

This is just in traditional engineering!

What is the pipeline? How does this look at

majority, HBCUs, HIS and Tribal Colleges?

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contact info

Contact Info:

Dr. Fay Cobb Payton

fay@paytonservices.com

919.513.2744 (V)

919.782.9375 (F)

Payton - 2008 NAF Workshop