GHC 19 Sessions for Faculty

We have plenty of sessions tailored specifically for faculty. Check out our recommended GHC 19 Faculty sessions below!

CRA-W Sessions

Faculty Sessions

Effective Teaching Tactics
Speakers: Susan Rodger, Duke University; Helen Hu, Westminster College
October 3, 11:45 a.m. — 12:45 p.m., OCCC W308D


This session covers current theories on educational pedagogy and practical suggestions and resources to thrive in the classroom. We’ll discuss planning course goals and objectives, options for how to use class time and ways to foster a fun, interactive learning environment. We will also present classroom management techniques and strategies for what to do if things don’t go as planned.

How Universities are Creating New Pathways to Diversify Tech
Speakers: Valerie Barr, Mount Holyoke College; Carla Brodley, Khoury College of Computer Sciences, Northeastern University; Colleen Lewis, Harvey Mudd College; (Moderator) Andrea Danyluk, Williams College
October 3, 2:15—3:15 p.m., OCCC W308D


The tech industry is booming and pervasive, with significant impact on individuals and society. This powerful industry should broadly represent those it affects, yet many groups remain underrepresented. Come hear a group of innovators who are changing the way CS is taught, providing new pathways into computing, changing the way we teach, and creating a diverse applicant pool that tech can’t ignore.

Building Your Professional Persona
Speakers:
Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology; Andrea Danyluk, Williams College
October 3, 4—5 p.m., OCCC W308D


Social media, oh my! This session addresses the dos and don’ts of building a professional image. Topics will include web presence (personal pages and social media), social media postings, dissemination of technical contributions, and professional ethics.

Faculty/Ph.D. Industry Sessions

Midcareer: Stay, Change, or Retire
Speakers: A.J. Brush, Microsoft; Marie desJardins, Simmons University
October 3, 12:45—1:45 p.m., OCCC W308D


A little bit bored? Unhappy? Ready for a change but not sure? In this session, we will talk about different options for improving your job satisfaction including making changes where you are, changing to new roles within your company, changing to a different company, or taking a longer break. There will be time set aside for small group discussion and questions from the audience.

NCWIT, ACM-W, and CRA-W Session

What Does Success Look Like? Learn How to Make Classrooms and Workplaces Inclusive and Welcoming
Speakers: Kim Vorrath; Jodi Tims; Lucy Sanders; Linda Wu; Katherine Lannen; Tracy Camp; Ed Lazowska
October 2, 1:45 — 2:15 p.m., OCCC W308D


We all want our classrooms and workplaces to be inclusive and welcoming. Come hear from corporate and academic leaders who have successfully created welcoming technical cultures within their organizations. Participants will also share their own experiences and successes, and ACM-W, CRA-W, and NCWIT will provide proven practical programs/resources that are available to assist your diversity goals.

Faculty Lounge

October 2, 11:30 a.m.— 5:30 p.m., OCCC W209B
October 3, 9 a.m. — 5:30 p.m., OCCC W209B
October 4, 9 a.m. — 2 p.m., OCCC W209B


The Faculty Lounge is a place for faculty and academic staff to informally network, catch up on work, and grab a snack or drink. The Faculty Lounge will be open throughout the Celebration where faculty and any other attendees with an Academic registration can come relax and take a break.

Academic Track

View all Academic Track sessions on our GHC 19 Agenda.

ACM Award Winning Research

ACM Award Winning Research in Cybersecurity
October 3, 10:30—11:30 a.m., OCCC W307D

ACM Student Research Competition

ACM Student Research Competition – Semifinalist Presentations (Graduate)
October 3, 3:45—4:45 p.m., OCCC W307D

ACM Student Research Competition – Semifinalist Presentations (Undergraduate)
October 3, 2—3 p.m., OCCC W307D