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The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

Posts Tagged ‘Best Practices


CACM Viewpoints Article on the Postdocs Best Practices Program

January 3rd, 2018 / in Announcements, CS education / by Khari Douglas

The Communications of the ACM (CACM), the print and online publication for the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), has recently released a Viewpoints article titled, “Ask Not What Your Postdoc Can Do for You” from the leads of the Computing Community Consortium’s (CCC) Postdoc Best Practices program (Postdocs BP). The program, with the backing of the National Science Foundation (NSF), will conclude this summer.  The Postdocs BP program was a follow-on to the Computing Innovation Fellows project, which ran from 2009 – 2014.  Three different universities/consortia received awards in 2014 to develop, implement and institutionalize the implementation of best practices for supporting postdocs in computing. The three groups are: The University […]

Learn more about the CS Postdoc Best Practices programs during National Postdoc Appreciation Week

September 21st, 2015 / in Announcements, CCC / by Khari Douglas

This week (September 21-25) is the sixth annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW), sponsored by the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). NPAW, the nation’s largest celebration of postdoctoral scholars, was established with the goal of increasing awareness of postdocs. Institutions are encouraged to plan activities that honor postdocs and recognize the contributions they make to research and development in the United States. The Postdoc Best Practices (Postdoc BP) program is coming into its second year. This project is a joint effort of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), designed to create a set of best practices for postdoctoral researchers (postdocs) in computer science. The Postdocs BP […]

Best Practices in Evaluating Scholarship in Hiring, Tenure, and Promotion

March 24th, 2015 / in Announcements, CRA, pipeline, policy, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright

A careful distinction between quality and quantity is key to promoting the future growth of the computing and information field. Toward that end, Batya Friedman, Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington, and Fred B. Schneider, Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University, put together a Best Practices Memo that advocates adjustments to hiring, promotion, and tenure practices as well as to the publication culture. Contributions in a small number of high quality publications or artifacts are what should be emphasized; success as a researcher is then not primarily a matter of numbers. These Best Practices recommendations were developed over an 18-month period by the Computing […]

NSF CCC Postdoc Best Practices Arizona Conference April 10-11

March 18th, 2015 / in Announcements, NSF / by Helen Wright

The Principal Investigators for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Postdoc Best Practices Arizona Program, Chitta Baral, Partha DasGupta, and Pamela Garrett, cordially invite you to join them for the April 10-11 conference described below. Arizona State will host representatives from the ASCENT and UW Fellows Best Practices Programs, including the three programs evaluators.