The survey was part of a national project examining how computer science departments can affect the attrition or retention of undergraduate students in their programs with a particular focus on different patterns of attrition between men and women. Chairpersons and up to 25 faculty from each department were asked questions about their department and their professional activities. The questionnaire was available online in paper form returned by mail fax or email and a few surveys were conducted over the telephone. Response rate achieved from all of these modes was over 68 percent for faculty and 76 percent for chairpersons.
2800 Computer Science and IT full time faculty and 200 Chairpersons
Joanne Cohoon & Sarah Turner