Increasing Diversity in Doctoral Programs: Insights from the Trenches
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 — 12:30PM - 1:15PM
This panel will provide an opportunity for representatives from the NSF and Sloan-funded INCLUDES FLIP (Diversifying Future Leadership in the Professoriate in Computing at Research Universities) Alliance to discuss insights about diversifying doctoral programs in computer science. The goal of the FLIP Alliance is to address the broadening participation challenge of increasing the diversity of the future leadership in the professoriate in computing at research universities as a way to achieve diversity across the field. Since the inception of the FLIP Alliance in 2017, significant progress has been made with increasing the diversity of graduate admissions. In particular, the FLIP Alliance has established a strong community of FLIP Faculty and Staff Advocates, such that sharing of data and information is a common occurrence. Further, the FLIP Alliance has documented good practices for recruiting and admissions, with a major focus on being intentional about increasing diversity. Such practices have resulted in increases in the enrollment of students from the target groups in the doctoral programs at the FLIP institutions. The current focus is on retaining students. The panel will include three 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.
Charles Isbell, Eva Tardos, Ed Lazowska, Nancy Amato