PIECE: Project for Inclusion in ECE
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) as a discipline struggles to recruit and retain women and underrepresented minorities. Diversity and inclusion in ECE is a complex problem with many contributing factors, and the solutions are not often straightforward. The puzzle has many pieces: students, faculty and staff interact with department culture, policy and curriculum, all of which affect the diversity and inclusion of our department. We believe this puzzle requires an equally multifaceted approach. We assemble viewpoints from people across ECE to tailor solutions for our community. Please take a look at our committee and our project description for more information.
Inclusive Teaching Strategies for ECE Faculty
ECE faculty serve as formal and informal mentors, and role models for students, so student-faculty interactions can make a big difference in how students percieve the inclusivity of the department. As faculty, you can make a difference in diversity and inclusion by incorporating inclusive ideas into what you already do every day.
Based on ECE student interviews and research on inclusive teaching in engineering, we've compiled a tip sheet for ECE faculty with simple ideas to get started with inclusive teaching.