Announcements, Community Features

2023 MS-CC Survey Results Are In!

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The Minority Serving – Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC) conducted a pulse survey in March 2023 of key stakeholders across historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), and the broad community of minority serving institutions (MSIs). 

The survey results are now available and were presented during the MS-CC Annual Meeting in Atlanta on May 11, 2023. An anonymized version of the MS-CC survey results can be viewed and downloaded below.

Highlights from the March 2023 Pulse Survey

  • 98 respondents across 24 HBCUs, 8 TCUs, 23 HSIs, and 5 MSIs completed the survey.
  • Cybersecurity, cyberinfrastructure funding, and educational innovation were the most valued cyberinfrastructure needs from respondents.
  • There is high consistency across HBCUs, TCUs, and HSIs on the overall ranking of priorities, with the exception being HSIs having a lower ranking on Workforce Development and a higher ranking on Network Configuration and Advanced Capabilities.
  • The survey results provide specific priorities that were further ranked within three overarching areas: Research Acceleration, Cyberinfrastructure Funding, and Workforce Development.  
  • This was the first MS-CC pulse survey that included responses from graduate and undergraduate students. 

These survey results suggest that the MS-CC should continue to prioritize its efforts on cybersecurity, cyberinfrastructure funding, educational innovation, and workforce development. 

The MS-CC uses the pulse survey results, along with its post-workshop and post-event surveys, to design and deliver a set of activities for our community that address their most urgent needs. Additionally, the input from graduate and undergraduate students along with the post-hackathon survey results will also inform our student engagement activities. 

We encourage you to continue providing us with your input and feedback as future MS-CC survey opportunities become available.