When admission committee members minimize the biasing effects of stereotypes and consider applicants’ membership in an under-represented group as a positive characteristic, they promote diversity.
Engage students not already drawn to computing by creating academic and social environments where these students feel like they belong. Students respond positively to solving
Collaborative learning can improve retention rates, critical thinking, appreciation of diversity, and development of social and professional skills. When implementing collaborative learning, match students roughly
Women and minority students are not in computing courses under the same conditions as their white male classmates. Instructional practices offer opportunities to level the
Students most likely to complete their graduate studies are those who are viewed as junior colleagues in a positive relationship with their advisors and who
Sexism has measurably harmful effects, but sexist behavior can be minimized. Instructors and supervisors can practice zero tolerance and facilitate positive peer interactions, and they
Technology products and services must serve all populations equitably, which is not currently the case. Without diversity at the innovation table, technology will continue to
The décor of physical spaces conveys messages about the kinds of people who belong there and the kinds of activities that should be done there.