Questions tagged [equity]

Questions on promoting fairness, especially the inclusion of groups underrepresented in computer science.

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Why did the percentage of CS bachelor's degrees going to women peak in 1984?

As shown by the following graph, the percentage of bachelor's degrees going to women in the US has increased over time in almost every major, with the dramatic exception of CS, which peaked in 1984 at ...
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Where can I find a breakdown by race and gender of US CS bachelor's degrees?

I know where to find the percentage of CS bachelor's degrees going to women in the US (Figure 2-16) and the percentage of CS bachelor's degrees going to people of different ethnicities at research ...
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Advances in CS appropriate for CS1 and CS2 made by female computer scientists

Over the course of the CS major at my school, especially in years two and three (roughly equivalent to years 1 and 2 at a university), as I introduce my students to significant advances in Computer ...
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How to prepare students for bias in industry

I teach at Mills, a women's college near Silicon Valley with a high number of students of color. We do a great job of preparing students technically -- they do very well on the job market and then in ...
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Best Practices / Effective Strategies For Building Diversity In High School CS Programs

What works for building programs that are accessible to "non-traditional" CS students and which help to support the students so that they enjoy the class, start seeing themselves as "CS types," and ...