Faculty and staff resources

Small things you can do right away

Take advantage of our pre-semester syllabus peer review.

Try one of Cynthia Lee's tips for what you can do at the start of the semester, mid-semester, and end of the semester.

Visit the Faculty Fighting Racism site

Faculty Fighting Racism was created by the Graduate School Diversity Consultation Team as a first step in the process of understanding what it means to be anti-racist.

Teaching

Review the resources and best practices for improving pedagogy

The CS-IDEA committee compiled these resources and best practices for improving pedagogy to help CS&E faculty implement best practices as we regularly review and improve our own teaching methods.

Resources for rethinking and revising CS curriculum

Research

NSF Broadening Participation in CS plan resources

  • NSF's new BPC plan requirement provides a wonderful opportunity and also raises a number of questions about how to go about writing a plan and how to connect it to our department's plan.
  • This is the definitive white paper that makes the case for and describes NSF's BPC pilot effort going on now.
  • Additional information and links can be found on the CISE BPC webpage and also in their BPC slide deck.
  • Intended primarily for department-level plans, the BCPnet Resource Portal acts as a clearinghouse for departments to partner with relevant organizations.
  • When submitting a BPC plan with an NSF grant proposal, PIs can write their own plan or build upon a department BPC plan, adding a page to describe how their own goals and activities link to the department's plan.

Understanding diversity and responding within CS research communities

A number of CS research communities are doing interesting things around diversity. Below are some links to some successful activities that could be inspirational for your own CS research community whatever that may be. (Note: This is an inspirational, not exhaustive list, and many of the conferences/communities highlighted below are doing multiple great activities.)

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Training opportunities available to UMN faculty and staff

National reports, articles, and other links