Diversity and inclusion

When we are teaching, we fill a critical role in between people and technology. We are not un-involved technical staff teaching asocial topics, but we are very connected to the social context of the tools. Unfortunately, there are major demographic imbalances in most computing.

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Support services vs diversity

Study this presentation by Richard Darst:


  • Computing is hard and quite often our ability to learn quickly is connected to our social group.

  • Good technical services serve the role of mentors

  • This mentorship helps to equalize

  • Our entire system of research should be configured for more equality. Modernization usually takes it the other way.


Reflect on how your job can be defined to promote diversity.

What are some (possibly surprising) ways that your job promote diversity and equality among people of different backgrounds?

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