Equity and Inclusion

Tech Profiling, Policing, and Disruption of Our "Sanctuary Cities"

April 25, 2018, 5:30pm
Technologies coming out of the Bay Area are being used to surveil, profile, police and even deport vulnerable residents in our so-called Sanctuary Cities. Platforms claiming to promote democracy have corrupted it and recentralized power, while silencing dissent of targeted communities. Social media, license plate readers, facial recognition and AI are aiding local police, ICE, the Pentagon and beyond, and the most terrifying and distopian applications yet to be approved for use by our government get shipped abroad impacting the privacy and lives of international communities.

Addressing Food Insecurity and Basic Needs Among UC Students: What Can Berkeley Do?

November 15, 2017, 6:00pm
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The latest systemwide data from the UC Institutional Research & Academic Planning team at the UC Office of the President confirms that 39% of undergraduates and 23% of graduates at UC Berkeley are experiencing food Insecurity. Additionally, 5% of undergraduates and 6% of graduate students self-report experiencing homelessness at some point during the academic year. Please join us to discuss the full student experience data, to learn about Berkeley's Basic Needs model, and to explore how we, as campus faculty and administrators, can help make a difference through our teaching, research, and work.

Teaching and Research Resource Fair (2nd annual AIS-palooza)

April 12, 2018, 11:00am
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Join us for our second annual AIS-palooza. Connect with service providers and academic support units from across campus to learn about resources that are available to all UCB instructors and researchers. Schedule a consultation to improve your teaching, learn about exciting new tools to engage students and speed grading, secure your research data, create more inclusive classrooms, and more.

Showcase of Teaching Innovation and Reinvention (STIR)

May 2, 2018, 9:30am
This annual showcase celebrates and highlights excellent teaching on the Berkeley campus. Come be inspired, connect with colleagues, and find out about campus resources to support your pedagogy.

Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls

April 11, 2018, 12:15pm
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Learning can and should happen 24/7, and research shows that when it is connected to people’s lives, it’s more beneficial, more robust, and ”stickier.” So, how do we draw on environments outside the classroom walls and leverage them in service of our educational aims? How can this help us engage with our broader communities, transcend traditional academic boundaries, and foster deep learning? Join your Berkeley colleagues for an open, informal discussion.

Algorithmic Bias in Search and Research

April 18, 2018, 4:00pm
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Algorithms shape our everyday access to information, defining what we can and can not find online. Safiya Umoja Noble's (USC) forthcoming book Algorithms of Oppression explores the algorithms that form the backbone for services like Google and Facebook, and the ways in which these algorithms reinforce racist views and encode gender discrimination. As commercial platforms increasingly control how scholars, as well as the general public, access information, it's critical for our students to consider the ways in which these tools are anything but neutral.

Designing Social Impact Data Science Discovery Projects

March 21, 2018, 12:00pm
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Data Science Discovery Projects help train aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data-related projects with social impact. During Fall 2017, four American Cultures instructors incorporated Data Science Discovery Projects into their courses. Come learn about their experience and how you can include these types of projects in your course.

What to Do If ICE Comes to Campus: Rights, Recommendations, and Resources

February 26, 2018, 3:00pm
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Recent statements made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan indicate that California may soon be targeted for increased enforcement, raising questions for Berkeley faculty, students, and staff about how to support members of our undocumented community and respond to possible contact with ICE officials. This forum is intended to provide an opportunity for detailed consideration of our individual concerns and collective needs.

Whose Classroom? The Generative Potential of Conflict in Higher Education

February 7, 2018, 5:30pm
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How can we use the misunderstandings and conflicts that arise in the classroom as points of embarkation toward more honest and rigorous intellectual pursuits? How can we think of our evolving values and priorities, not as accommodations or concessions, but as opportunities for deeper learning? We will address these questions and more as we imagine new strategies for equitable learning through dialogue and collaboration.