September 26, 2008
Silos of Academe Thwart Diversity on Campuses
Although I am a computer scientist, I have been involved with issues of diversity for many years. I developed an online gamelike environment to teach inner-city kids algebra, using culturally relevant learning technologies, and I have applied data-mining techniques to help universities admit diverse classes without relying on just one criterion, such as race. I have also worked with programs designed to diversify and broaden participation in computer science.
It is often the case that