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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Computer Science and Society (Pilot)

Course Schedule

All times in this syllabus are Eastern Time, unless otherwise specified. Note that with the exception of discussion board questions, all deadlines are Friday at 3pm ET.

Monday 2/1 9am Knowledge pre-check released
Friday 2/5 3pm Knowledge pre-check due
Asynchronous activity 1 released
Friday 2/12 3pm Asynchronous activity 1 due
Asynchronous activity 2 released
Friday 2/12 4–5:20pm Session 1: Diversity, equity, and inclusion in computer science
Subtopics: Inclusive discussion via community guidelines; Impostor syndrome; Connecting impostor syndrome to diversity, equity, privilege
In-class discussion prompts: 15-996 Session 1 Question Bank
Friday 2/12 11:59pm Discussion board question due (one per group)
Friday 2/19 3pm Asynchronous activity 2 due
Asynchronous activity 3 released
Friday 2/19 4–5:20pm Session 2: Theoretical foundations of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Subtopics: Privilege, systemic Inequality, and intersectionality; Bias, technology, and systemic inequality
In-class discussion prompts: 15-996 Session 2 Question Bank
Friday 2/19 11:59pm Discussion board question due (one per group)
Friday 2/26 3pm Asynchronous activity 3 due
Friday 2/26 4–5:20pm Session 3: Taking action toward diversity, equity, and inclusion
Subtopics: Stereotypes and microaggressions; Allyship; Reporting mechanisms
In-class discussion prompts: 15-996 Session 3 Question Bank
Friday 2/26 5:30pm Knowledge post-check released
Friday 3/5 3pm Knowledge post-check due