For the third year, graduate student instructors and instructional assistants for computer science and engineering (CSE) classes are attending introductory and advanced workshops in inclusive teaching. The workshops are designed to give the participants tools they can use in the classroom to help create a better and more welcoming climate for all students in their classes.
The initiative is led by instructional faculty Valeria Bertacco and Amir Kamil. The first of the 2021 workshops were conducted on February 25, and workshops are running daily through the first week of March. Over 200 student instructors and assistants will attend the training.
The goals of the initiative are to identify barriers to success for all CSE students, and to develop new approaches and techniques to support their success in the department. As a field, CSE is faced with a number of pressing issues regarding inclusivity and diversity.