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 five-month, cohort-based professional development program where university teams of faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students work to develop/improve cultural competence – a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations – as well as utilize these competencies to affect their home institutions. Participants will engage in the following activities:
Review the Fellows FAQ, which answers a number of questions about participation.
We are so excited to welcome our inaugural cohort! We've curated a number of sessions, activities, and material that will help you along this journey. Please continue to check this webiste and emails for future updates!