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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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Women of color are grossly underrepresented in technology-related degree programs. This underrepresentation is often attributed to exclusionary environments traditionally characteristic of introductory technology courses. Studies indicate teaching assistants (TAs) may play an important role in mitigating factors and creating inclusive learning environments for underrepresented populations. We propose a study to explore the role undergraduate TAs play in creating inclusive environments for women of color in technology-related classes. We will use feminist approaches to give voice to and illuminate women of color’s experiences with introductory technology classes and their TAs.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Someone On My Level: How Women of Color Describe the Role of Teaching Assistants in Creating Inclusive Technology Courses

Women of color are grossly underrepresented in technology-related degree programs. This underrepresentation is often attributed to exclusionary environments traditionally characteristic of introductory technology courses. Studies indicate teaching assistants (TAs) may play an important role in mitigating factors and creating inclusive learning environments for underrepresented populations. We propose a study to explore the role undergraduate TAs play in creating inclusive environments for women of color in technology-related classes. We will use feminist approaches to give voice to and illuminate women of color’s experiences with introductory technology classes and their TAs.