3C: Cultural Competence in Computing

Cultural Competence in Computing (3C) Fellows

APPLICATIONS FOR COHORT 5 ARE ACCEPTED FROM OCTOBER 17, 2023 - MARCH 1, 2024! Please review the FAQ, and submit applications here.

Undergraduate computing and STEM departments have long suffered from issues related to broadening participation. 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 two-year, cohort-based, virtual professional development program that helps computing faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students: 1)learn more social science topics (e.g., identity, intersectionality, racism, bias, and discrimination) as well as how these topics manifest in academic environments and technologies; and 2)develop sustainable projects (courses, modules, and other activities) at their home institutions that leverage these topics, making direct connections between the biases in AI technologies and the biases in academic/professional environments, the historical contexts of both, and the long-term impacts on both technology creators and consumers.

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 5 Information
General Schedule: Cohort 5
  • October 17, 2023-March 1, 2024: Applications Accepted
  • April 1, 2024: Cohort 4 Acceptance Notifications
  • May 2024-Jan 2025: Prep Packet Review
  • Feb-June 2025: PD Sessions
  • Spring 2026: Follow-up PD Sessions (Feb 28, April 18)
Y1 PD Session Schedule (Spring 2025, 12-2pm EST): Cohort 5
  • February 1, 15
  • March 8, 22
  • April 12, 26
  • May 3, 17
  • June 7, 21
Y2 PD Session Schedule (Spring 2026, 12-1pm EST): Cohort 5
  • Two (2) Follow-up Sessions: February and April, 2026
Cohort 4 Information
Y1 PD Session Schedule (Spring 2024, 12-2pm EST): Cohort 4
  • February 3: Lovely Day (by Bill Withers): Kickoff
  • February 17: Ultra-Black (by Nas): Race, Ethnicity (Guest Speaker: Dr. Lee Baker)
  • March 9: Land of the Free (by Joey Bada$$): White Supremacy (Guest Speaker: Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva)
  • March 23: This is America (by Childish Gambino): White Supremacy (Part 2)
  • April 13: Four Women (by Nina Simone): Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality (Guest Speaker: Blair Imani)
  • April 27: Everybody Loves the Sunshine (by Roy Ayers): Ability and Ableism (Guest Speaker: Imani Barbarin)
  • May 4: Whitey on the Moon (by Gil Scott-Heron): Class and Classism (Guest Speaker: Dr. Anthony Jack)
  • May 18: Church Girl (by Beyonce'): Misogyny, Misogynoir, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Other Forms of Oppression (Guest Speaker: Dr. Moya Bailey)
  • June 8: Talkin Bout a Revolution (by Tracy Chapman): Teaching Contentious Issues (Guest Speakers: 3C Fellows-Prior Cohorts)
  • June 22: Umi Says (by Mos Def/Yasiin Bey) Closeout
Y2 PD Session Schedule (Spring 2025, 12-1pm EST): Cohort 4
  • February 8 and April 5, 2025
Cohort 3 Information
Year 2 PD Session Schedule (Spring 2024, 12-1pm EST): Cohort 3
  • Feb 10 and April 6, 2024
Rules of Engagement

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