Collegiate Engagement Opportunities
Below is a short list of opportunities for faculty to engage with Cornell Bowers CIS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. For additional opportunities, please email Cornell Bowers CIS DEI.
Engage to Empower Hackathon
Cornell Bowers CIS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will host the Engage to Empower Hackathon October 2024 in Ithaca, New York. Learn more.
1. Design or co-design a hackathon challenge that aligns the faculty’s research interests with one of the following three thematic tracks: Enhancing Accessibility, Empowering Underserved Communities, and Enriching Cultural Environments.
2. Become a faculty mentor for undergraduate and graduate students working in collaborative teams to address their pre-selected challenge.
3. Review team project submissions and serve as a judge for the Cornell Hackathon.
CSMore exposes sophomores to research and enhances their preparedness in computer science. Learn more.
1. Serve as an instructor for a week-long course related to discrete structures, computer system organization, functional programming, or data structures.
2. Participate in social activities as a faculty mentor for CSMore participants.
3. Recommend students to apply for a CSMore Teaching Assistant position.
Faculty Fireside Chats
Faculty Fireside Chats provides undergraduates, professionals, and doctoral students an opportunity to “chat” with Cornell Bowers CIS faculty in an interactive setting that may involve the following: game nights, team building activities, campus strolls, bonfires, and luncheons. Learn more.
1. Serve as a volunteer.
2. Encourage faculty colleagues to participate in Faculty Fireside Chats.
3. Invite Cornell Bowers CIS DEI to share a 5-minute presentation on Faculty Fireside Chats during faculty luncheons.
Cornell Bowers CIS DEI is committed to the application of effective communication and efficient dissemination to convey diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
As a result, Cornell Bowers CIS DEI is working with Cornell Bowers CIS Communications and its collegiate partners to publicize Cornell Bowers CIS endeavors to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
1. Collaborate with Cornell Bowers CIS DEI on publications (conference papers, journals, magazines, etc.).
2. Provide feedback on documents prior to submission.
3. Facilitate a best practices session for composing and submitting publications with fellow faculty and staff members.
Securing Financial Resources
Cornell Bowers CIS DEI is committed to building a culturally competent and inclusive environment where staff, faculty, and students feel a sense of belonging and value for their unique contributions to excellence.
In order to achieve this objective, Cornell Bowers CIS DEI is identifying collaborative partners to assist in securing financial resources that will ensure the sustainability of collegiate initiatives for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
1. Provide a letter of support for Cornell Bowers CIS DEI grant proposals.
2. Request Cornell Bowers CIS DEI to provide a letter of support for grant proposals that integrates diversity, equity, and inclusion.
3. Collaborate with Cornell Bowers CIS DEI on composing grant proposals that are focused on broadening participation in computer science, information science, statistics, and data science.
4. Brainstorm with Cornell Bowers CIS DEI on potential grant proposals.
5. Facilitate a best practices session for grant writing with fellow faculty and staff members.
SoNIC embarks participants in a weeklong workshop to learn about a variety of state-of-the-art computing research directions happening at Cornell University and beyond, and get an opportunity to conduct a short research project. Participants will also learn about research-oriented career paths in computing, including the process of obtaining advanced degrees. Learn More.
1. Serve as an instructor.
2. Design or co-design a research project based on the faculty’s research interests.
3. Participate in social activities as a faculty mentor for SoNIC participants.
4. Recommend students to apply for a SoNIC Teaching Assistant position.
Institutional Engagement Opportunities
Below is a short list of resources for faculty to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion engagement opportunities across campus. For additional opportunities, please email Cornell Bowers CIS DEI.
Colleague Network Groups (CNG)
The university sponsors Colleague Network Groups (CNGs) as a way for traditionally underrepresented minorities and their allies to find support, both at Cornell and beyond. The CNGs enhance our community culture by providing engaging programs for Cornell faculty and staff.
For more information, please visit: https://hr.cornell.edu/colleague-network-groups
Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE)
Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE) offers a variety of programs and services to engage and develop both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty, staff, and future Cornellians. They also provide opportunities for members of the Cornell Engineering community to receive recognition for their academic, mentoring, leadership, research, and professional endeavors.
Please review DPE’s brochure for further information on faculty partnership opportunities.
First-Generation & Low-Income
First-Generation & Low-Income (FGLI) student support is intended to promote identity exploration, community, advocacy and empowerment for all students who identify with the first-generation and/or low-income student experience. Our work is grounded in a holistic, intersectional approach to foster an educational environment for FGLI students to succeed and thrive at Cornell. As a unit in the Dean of Students, Diversity and Inclusion portfolio, we aim to promote and centralize academic and social resources to remove institutional barriers to allow, first-generation and/or low-income students to benefit from an inclusive and transformational educational experience.
For more information, please visit: https://scl.cornell.edu/first-generation-low-income-support
Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
The Office of Faculty Development & Diversity (OFDD) provides a range of resources, including training and support for deans, department chairs and individual faculty members, in the areas of faculty development and diversity. OFDD works with deans, chairs and search committees to improve recruitment and retention practices and to increase diversity in faculty hiring. The office provides guidance to the academic leadership and to individual faculty members on mentoring and the tenure and promotion processes. OFDD also offers professional development programming and grants opportunities for faculty. The office actively collaborates with the Division of Human Resources, the Dean of the Faculty, and other offices on campus in its efforts to support the success and well-being of all faculty members.
For more information, please visit: https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/
Community Engagement Opportunities
Below is a short list of resources for faculty to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion engagement opportunities in the community. For additional opportunities, please email Cornell Bowers CIS DEI.
Center for Transformative Action
The Center for Transformative Action (CTA) supports change makers in creating communities that are ecologically sound, socially just and work for everyone. Their bold actions inspire and animate the heart toward common good.
For more information, please visit: http://www.centerfortransformativeaction.org/
Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County (DCTC)
The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County, Inc. (DCTC) is a joint effort of local employers and leaders dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in Tompkins County.
For more information, please visit: https://diversityconsortium.org/
Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC)
The Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) is a center for all ages, particularly youth and teens. It serves the immediate neighborhood and the greater Ithaca area by providing multicultural, educational, and recreational programs focused on social and individual development.
The center’s programs include services dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people we serve; advocating for the rights and needs of youth, families, underrepresented, and disenfranchised populations; providing structured employment training opportunities for at-risk youth and adults; and fighting against oppression and intimidation in our community.
For more information, please visit: http://www.cityofithaca.org/327/Greater-Ithaca-Activities-Center
Multicultural Resource Center
MRC engages in cultural and systemic transformation by building with our communities to eliminate barriers to racial justice, cultural dignity, equity and inclusion, and indigenous rights.
For more information, please visit: http://www.multiculturalresourcecenter.org/
Office of Engagement Initiatives
The Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) advances Cornell’s mission through community-engaged learning — preparing and inspiring students, faculty, staff and community partners to work together to solve the world’s most difficult problems.
For more information, please visit: https://oei.cornell.edu/
* On July 1, 2021, Cornell launched the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement, dedicated to advancing community-engaged learning and public service across the university. Combining the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) and the Public Service Center (PSC), the center will open new pathways for Cornellians to embrace the university’s land-grant mission to improve lives in New York state, across the nation and around the world. Continue Reading.