3C logo

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; 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.


Review the Fellows FAQ, which answers a number of frequently asked questions about participation.

Cohort 2 Information
General Schedule: Cohort 2
  • June 3-July 21, 2021: Applications Accepted
  • August 2, 2021: Notifications & Prep Packets Sent
  • August 9, 2021: Participation Confirmation Deadline
  • August 11, 2021 : Waitlist Participants Notified
  • August 18, 2021: Participation Confirmation Deadline: Waitlisted Participants
  • November 1, 2021: Check-in #1
  • December 6, 2021: Check-in #2
  • January 10, 2022: Check-in #3
  • Feb 5-June 25, 2022: Virtual PD Sessions
  • Spring, 2023: Deliverable Implementation
PD Session Schedule (Spring 2022, 12-2pm EST): Cohort 2
  • February 5, 19
  • March 12, 26
  • April 9, 23
  • May 14, 21: Note that this is the only month that has sessions two weeks in a row. This was to avoid Mother's Day weekend (also commencements for many) and Memorial Day weekend
  • June 11, 25
  • Follow-up Sessions: TBD, spring 2023
Cohort 1 Information
Session Schedule: Cohort 1
  • February 6: Water No Get Enemy: Kickoff (Guest Speakers: Student Panel)
  • February 20: Say It Loud: I'm Black and I'm Proud: Race and ethnicity (Guest Speaker: Dr. Ruha Benjamin)
  • March 6: Four Women: Gender, sexuality, and intersectionality (Guest Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Nash)
  • March 20: Mississippi Goddam: White privilege, white supremacy, and racism (Guest Speaker: Dr. Safiya Noble)
  • April 10: Everybody Loves the Sunshine: Ability, class, and other forms of oppression (Guest Speaker: Dr. Amy Ko)
  • April 24: Don't Touch My Hair: Cultural competence vs. ethics, DEI, and decolonization (Guest Speakers: Dr. Jane Margolis, Dr. Joanna Goode, and Gail Chapman)
  • May 8: Wake Up Everybody: Understanding student experiences, advising, and mentoring (Guest Speaker: Dr. Ebony McGee)
  • May 22: Fight the Power: Hiring, promotion, tenure, and mentorship vs. sponsorship (Guest Speakers: Dr. Ayanna Howard, Dr. Jean Muhammad)
  • June 12: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Teaching contentious classroom issues (Dr. Cisco Ramos, Michael Betts)
  • June 26: Umi Says: Closeout
  • Cohort 1 Follow-upSpring, 2022
Rules of Engagement

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