Friday, December 15, 2017

Diversity/Broadening Participation

I realized that scientific and educational community spends lot of effort inspiring, recruiting and training students from a broad spectrum of the society in K-12 programs, with creative tools including portfolio based approach to personalized education. But when these students get to the undergrad program, it seems like we lump them all together into a single or few tracks. Is our college/university education diversity-aware? What we teach, how we teach, how we test and grade, are these activities aware of differences in diverse population towards pedagogy? I am at the NSF CISE Advisory Committee meeting and I am mulling over this issue. 


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do we do diversity well in CS (or STEM in general)? Nope. Are there tons of awesome people working on it? Hell, yeah! (including many programs funded by the NSF). To begin with, see here -- the ACM's conference on Computer Science Education and search for the word "diversity" in this year's conference.

One awesome program at UCSD

This is only the tip of the tip of the iceberg. Google Scholar and NSF is your friend, if you want to learn more.

5:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, NCWIT has a bunch of amazing resources on engaging teaching material and institutional practices to broaden participation such as

5:46 AM  

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