SageFox Consulting Group, LLC

Memorandum of Agreement

 

This Memorandum of Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into between SageFox Consulting Group LLC (SageFox) and

Contractor will provide the Services beginning August 1, 2022 and to be completed by July 31, 2023. All terms of this contract and the relationship between SageFox and Contractor shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  

 

This agreement is to support NSF AWARD 2233622; Conference: Expanding the agenda for inclusive policy, practices, and research regarding gender and computer science; 08/01/2022 – 07/31/2023. The project summary is appended to this document. 

 

SageFox and Contractor agree as follows:

 

Statement of work

Contractor will provide all required services and materials needed to complete the work described below:

The contractor will serve as an advisor to the program. They will meet during the workshop development phase to provide guidance on workshop structure including how to facilitate a collaborative and brave community space. They will assist with the recruitment of and outreach to scholars that should be part of this work. Finally, they will act as an advisor to the project by providing honest feedback after each milestone and implications for future work.

 

Confidentiality

 

All information and data provided by SageFox to the Contractor shall be deemed Confidential, and Contractor agrees that information and data: (1) will be used by Contractor only for the purposes of performing this Agreement; 2) will not be disclosed to any third party without the express written permission of SageFox, and 3) will be protected by the Contractor through implementation of procedures sufficient to prevent disclosure.  The foregoing shall not prevent use or disclosure of information and data that: (1) are in the public domain or become publicly known through no fault of Contractor; (2) are approved for use or disclosure in writing by an authorized SageFox representative; or (3) are legally compelled to be disclosed by a court of competent jurisdiction. 

 

All knowledge and information expressly included in the Statement of Work shall be maintained in confidentiality by Contractor and, except as expressly authorized by SageFox in writing, shall not be divulged, used for research, or published by Contractor and shall not be authorized by Contractor to be divulged, studied, or published by others.

 

Special Terms ***

 

There are no special terms

 

Fee and payment schedule

Labor / Compensation $ 1,250

Total not to exceed $ 1,250

This Contractor shall not exceed these costs without the prior express written approval of SageFox.

 

Payment Terms

Invoices shall include the following information:

  1. Contractor name, address, phone, and email;

  2. Amount requested for the invoice period and cumulative billings to date.  

 

Invoices shall be emailed to edeharo-otero@sagefoxgroup.com 

 

SageFox may at any time, by written notice, terminate this Agreement for default, in whole or in part, if Contractor misrepresents or fails to perform as required by the Agreement and such failure is not corrected within ten days from the date of receipt of written notice from SageFox.  

***Special terms will include any licensing agreements, data security needed in addition to confidentiality, etc

SageFox and Contractor have caused this Agreement to be executed by their duly authorized representatives, effective as of the latest signature date below.

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SageFox Consulting Group

Attn: Emily DeHaro-Otero

30 Boltwood Walk

Amherst, MA 01002

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PROJECT SUMMARY

Overview: This funding will enable a cross-disciplinary group to collaboratively design and deliver a virtual workshop culminating in the development of an intersectional policy, practices, and research agenda that includes transgender and nonbinary (TNB) students in BPC, BPE, and related initiatives. Existing gender diversity BPC initiatives almost exclusively center a binary gender model focusing on girls and women as static categories (Menier, Zarch, & Sexton, 2021). However, recent data (Jones, 2022) suggests that 2.1% of Gen Z adults identify as transgender (that is, have a gender identity that differs from the sex they were assigned at birth (James et al., 2016). Additionally, in research presented at the 2022 IEEE RESPECT conference, we showed that there are at least 10,850 nonbinary K-12 students, whose gender identity is outside a male/female binary, registered across nine different states (Menier, Sexton, Gutierrez, & Donaghue, 2022). As the number of people who identify as TNB increase, current best practices regarding approaching gender in computing may need to be revised. 

This workshop will be guided by the principles of intersectionality to engage us in a set of curated learning and working activities to accomplish the following objectives: (1) Define near and long term agenda items for intersectional research about the inclusion of TNB learners in computing for the Computing Education Research (CER) community; (2) Advancing our collective understanding of and ability to implement principles of intersectionality in future work; (3) Highlight existing work, researchers, and thought leaders on the inclusion of TNB learners in BPC/RPP initiatives; (4) Create a community where this work is valued for those doing, receiving, and being represented by this work; (5) Provide participants with the opportunity to conceptualize how to expand and refine the inclusion of TNB learners as part of their current and future BPC/RPP initiatives

 

Intellectual Merit: This workshop will begin to build cross- and interdisciplinary connections among scholars not only within the pre-K-postsecondary & workforce computer science education ecosystems, but into Engineering Education, Data Science, AI, HCI and related disciplines as well. By doing so, we can highlight existing work being done that may not reach interested researchers due to unintentional academic silos.This workshop will lay the groundwork for future learning and work in research, policy, and practice related to supporting TNB youth in computing education, who make up a growing share of our potential future computing professionals and academics. Though the workshop is guided by a focus on TNB learners and workers, it is also intended to highlight the intersection of gender with race and disability, which also play critical roles in the willingness to enroll and success of computing students (Blaser et al., 2019; Rankin & Thomas, 2020). As such, this workshop will improve our collective capacity to weave intersectionality into the design of our research, policy, and practice agendas. The computing education field currently has a dearth of research by and for populations multiply marginalized at the intersections of these identities (Lunn, Zahedi, Ross, & Ohlund, 2019). This workshop will highlight the current work that does exist, raising the visibility of marginalized and in particular TNB scholars in computing education and related disciplines.

 

Broader Impacts: Through this workshop, we will begin to build a dialogue around supporting TNB students, using computing education as a mechanism for engaging with the topic. As this will be an intentionally intersectional workshop, we may influence the ongoing work related to race and ethnicity in computing education, and disability and computing education. We expect that this workshop serves as a catalyst for new collaborations and cross-disciplinary endeavors. Through an honest engagement with current lived realities of TNB people -- as well as what it takes to enact allyship -- this workshop can be an example of how to meaningfully connect current events with policy, practice, and research agendas. In this workshop participants will intentionally engage with and further ongoing discussions in the computing education community about how to weave intersectionality into the design of our research, policy, and practice agendas related to supporting TNB students. This dialogue can act as a model for others in the field as we collectively grapple with working toward social justice.  

Keywords: broadening participation, transgender and nonbinary, intersectionality, inclusion, research, policy, practice, systems change, capacity building.

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