Educational Initiatives to Retain Underrepresented Minority Students in Computing: A Systematic Literature Mapping
DescriptionDiversity in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) majors has been a challenge in the US. Women, Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African American, and Native American students are minorities in CSE majors. Most universities and organizations have worked on outreach activities to these underrepresented minorities (URM). In this context, this work presents a systematic literature mapping on educational initiatives in higher education for retention of URM students in CSE majors reported from 2009 to 2019. The methodology was based on a systematic literature review protocol using four academic databases: Scopus, Web of Science, ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore. We found 126 papers about educational initiatives in CSE majors to retain URM students that include Hispanic/Latinx, Black/African Americans, and/or Native Americans. We classify the papers to get relevant information about institutions, type of educational initiatives, main conferences, and present these findings in this work.