3C: Cultural Competence in Computing

Cultural Competence in Computing (3C) Fellows

Undergraduate computing departments have long suffered from issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). However, there has been, to date, no large-scale effort that focuses on addressing issues of systemic racism and bias that directly impact not only students from minoritized groups, but also faculty (as issues of race, gender, and intersectionality impact hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions).

The Cultural Competence in Computing (3C) Fellows Program is a cohort-based professional development program that helps computing faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and professionals: 1)learn more about social science topics (such as identity, intersectionality, racism, bias, and discrimination) and how these topics impact computing environments (as well as the developed technologies); and 2)develop computing deliverables at their home institutions that leverage these topics to foster more inclusive and equitable cultures.

The Fellows FAQ answers frequently asked questions about the program and participation.

List of 3C Fellows (by Cohort)

Fellows Implementations & Resources

Fellows Reporting Requirements (ALL COHORTS)

Cohort 3 Information
General Schedule: Cohort 3
  • Feb 1-April 29, 2022: Applications Accepted
  • June 2022: Cohort 3 Acceptance Notifications
  • June 2022-Jan 2023: Prep Packet Review
  • Feb 4-June 24, 2023: PD Sessions
  • Spring 2024: Follow-up PD Sessions (2)
PD Session Schedule (Spring 2023, 12-2pm EST): Cohort 3
  • February 4, 18
  • March 11, 25
  • April 15, 29
  • May 6, 20
  • June 10, 24
  • Follow-up Sessions: TBD, spring 2024
Cohort 2 Information
General Schedule: Cohort 2
  • Feb 5-June 25, 2022: Virtual PD Sessions
  • Spring, 2023: Deliverable Implementation + Follow Up PD Sessions
PD Session Schedule (Spring 2022, 12-2pm EST): Cohort 2
  • February 5: Lovely Day: Kickoff
  • February 19: Ultra Black: Race, Ethnicity (Guest Speaker: Dr. Lee Baker)
  • March 12: Four Women: Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality (Guest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Nash)
  • March 26: Everybody Loves the Sunshine: Ability (Guest Speaker: Mariella Paulino)
  • April 9: Whitey On the Moon: Class (Guest Speaker: Dr. Anthony Jack)
  • April 23: Land of the Free: White Supremacy, Racism (Guest Speaker: Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva)
  • May 14: Rollcall for Those Absent: Oppressions (Misogyny/Misogynoir, Homophobia, Transphobia, Ableism, and Classism) (Guest Speaker: Dr. Amy J. Ko)
  • May 21: Talkin Bout a Revolution: Student/Faculty Experiences, Student Advising/Mentoring (Guest Speaker: Dr. Ebony McGee)
  • June 11: Black Like Me: Teaching Contentious Issues (Guest Speakers: Dr. Martin P. Smith, Cohort 1 3C Fellows)
  • June 25: Umi Says: Closeout
Year 2 PD Session Schedule (Spring 2023, 12-1pm EST): Cohort 2
  • Feb 11, 2023: Session 1 (12-1pm EST)
  • April 1, 2023: Session 2 (12-1pm EST)
Rules of Engagement

All sessions will abide by the rules of engagement, to ensure a safe space for learning and growing.