SCS DEI Update

Apr. 15, 2022

What We’re Doing

SCS Faculty and Staff: We Need Your Updates on Outreach Activities

Are you doing work that helps to broaden participation in computing, either at CMU or with our local community? If so, we ask that you update the DEI office by filling out this form by close of business on Wednesday, April 20. Updates will be used to populate achievements and opportunities, and will be shared with BPC plans and for outreach in SCS.

SCE DEI Seminar Series

The next installment of the SCS DEI Seminar Series will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, and will feature CMU’s Data-Driven Diversity (D3) Lab. Kody Manke and Kevin Jarbo, co-directors of the D3 Lab, will share their approaches and experiences around diversity and inclusion at CMU based on data and insights from psychology and behavioral economics. Hear more about how different groups experience student success, thriving and a sense of belonging at CMU. Join via Zoom or Panopto Simulcast.


Attend Disability +: A Panel Discussion on Neurodiversity, Disability and Chronic Illness

This virtual panel from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, will foster a community conversation about neurodiversity, disability and chronic illness in order to increase awareness, support and advocacy in the campus community. The event will feature the perspectives and experiences of CMU community members who identify as neurodivergent or persons with disabilities or chronic illness. Join on zoom.

Attend Engaging in Racial Inequity Dialogue

While it’s imperative to call out racist comments, biases and behaviors when we witness them, it can nevertheless be a difficult, daunting and emotionally risky task for some. Yet the cost of staying silent is too high to do otherwise, as the fact remains that by staying silent, we continue to perpetuate harm. But how can we expect to change the inequities that exist on our campuses if we don’t consciously allow these and other vital “high-risk” conversations to take place? If we are unwilling to face discomfort and open discourse when racial bias shows up in our day-to-day lives, how can we expect to evolve toward true equality as individuals, as a group and as a society? If you’re interested in learning to build your capacity to engage in racial inequity dialogue, consider attending this educational series. Note: CMU is an institutional member of Academic Impressions, and this series is free to access when you log in with your andrew email account.

Managers: Evolve Coaching Will Hold Session on Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Join the Olitsky Career Readiness Center Evolve Coaching from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, to learn about the value of having neurodiverse individuals in your workplace or academic organization. Register on this website

Faculty: Delphi Award Applications Are Open

The Pullias Center and AAC&U are pleased to announce that the 2022 Delphi Award application is now open. The annual Delphi Award, now in its fifth year, presents a $15,000 cash award to two universities who support non-tenure-track, contingent and/or adjunct faculty in pursuing strategic priorities such as student learning and community engagement. If you, your organization, or university have worked to support non-tenure-track, contingent and/or adjunct faculty, apply today! The application deadline is July 1.

Students: Work at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth This Summer

This center needs workers who will help foster community; challenge students to grow; and create a safe, empowering learning environment inside the classroom and out. If you have the passion for facilitating success for others, there could be a compelling instructional or leadership opportunity for you across various positions, and many program models mean they could fit into any number of different schedules! Signify your interest by filling out this form.

Thank you,
The SCS DEI Team