Increasing Diversity of Doctoral Programs: Insights from the Trenches
Friday, September 20, 2019 — 2:30PM - 3:30PM
This panel will provide an opportunity for representatives from the NSF-funded INCLUDES FLIP (Diversifying Future Leadership in the Professoriate in Computing at Research Universities) Alliance to share insights on lessons learned about diversifying the doctoral programs at the FLIP institutions. The goal of the FLIP Alliance is to address the broadening participation challenge of increasing the diversity of the future leadership in the professoriate at computing at research universities, by increasing the diversity of the doctoral programs at the institutions that are the top producers of CS faculty. Since the inception of the FLIP Alliance in 2017, significant progress has been made with increasing the diversity of graduate admissions and recruiting. The panel will include four of the FLIP Faculty Advocates to discuss some key changes that have taken place at their universities in terms of graduate recruiting and admissions with respect to increasing diversity of their doctoral students. The session will be interactive, encouraging questions from the audience.
Charles Isbell, John P. Imlay, Jr. Dean of the College Computing at Georgia Tech
Armando Fox, Professor of Computer Science, Faculty Advisor for Digital Learning Strategy, Campus Equity Advisor, and Computer Science Diversity Officer at UC Berkeley
Robert Frederking, Associate Dean for Doctoral Programs, SCS Chair of Graduate Programs, & LTI Principal Systems Scientist, LTI (research faculty)at CMU
Hakim Weatherspoon, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University