3C: Cultural Competence in Computing

Cultural Competence in Computing (3C) Fellows

APPLICATIONS FOR COHORT 4 ARE ACCEPTED FROM OCTOBER 10, 2022 - MARCH 31, 2023! Please review the FAQ, and submit applications here.

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 4 Information
General Schedule: Cohort 4
  • October 10, 2022-March 31, 2023: Applications Accepted
  • May 2023: Cohort 4 Acceptance Notifications
  • June 2023-Jan 2024: Prep Packet Review
  • Feb-June 24, 2024: PD Sessions
  • Spring 2025: Follow-up PD Sessions (2)
PD Session Schedule (Spring 2024, 12-2pm EST): Cohort 4
  • February 3, 17
  • March 9, 23
  • April 13, 27
  • May 4, 18
  • June 8, 22
  • Follow-up Sessions: TBD, spring 2025
Cohort 3 Information
PD Session Schedule (Spring 2023, 12-2pm EST): Cohort 3
  • February 4: Kickoff
  • February 18: Race, Ethnicity (Guest Speaker: Dr. Lee Baker)
  • March 11: White Supremacy (Guest Speaker: Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva)
  • March 25: White Supremacy (Part 2) (Guest Speaker: Dr. Jessie Daniels)
  • April 15: Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality (Guest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Nash)
  • April 29: Ability and Ableism (Guest Speaker: Mariella Paulino)
  • May 6: Class and Classism (Guest Speaker: Dr. Anthony Jack)
  • May 20: Misogyny, Misogynoir, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Other Forms of Oppression (Guest Speaker: Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock)
  • June 10: Teaching Contentious Issues (Guest Speaker: Dr. Martin Smith and 3C Fellows-Prior Cohorts)
  • June 24: Closeout
Year 2 PD Session Schedule (Spring 2024, 12-1pm EST): Cohort 3
  • Two sessions (TBD) Feb and April, 2024)
Cohort 2 Information
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.