Staff and Student Workforce Development

The Staff and Student Workforce Development Interest Groups were formed in 2022 as part of the RCD Nexus project. Group leaders quickly recognized a great deal of commonality between the two groups and thus decided to combine them into a single interest group.

The focus of this interest group is to:

  • Support current research computing and data (RCD) professionals
  • Provide information for people looking to become an RCD professional
  • Provide information to institutions looking to establish RCD workforce development programs

The group will curate information from existing, successful programs in order to develop leading practices for:

  • Staff onboarding, training, and development
  • Student program development

How to join

Everyone is welcome to join the calls and the mailing lists. Navigate to one or both of the links below depending on your interest(s)and click “Ask to Join”. Please include your name, institution, group/division/etc., and job title in the “Reason for Joining” box.

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In a recent interest group meeting, participant input resulted in the following word cloud.

Interest Group Co-Chairs

  • Tom Cheatham – University of Utah (student-focused)
  • Betsy Hillery – Purdue University (student-focused) 
  • Timothy Middelkoop – Internet2 (staff-focused)
  • Claire Mizumoto – University of California San Diego (staff-focused) 
  • Anita Orendt – University of Utah (student-focused)