How Do Admissions Criteria Affect Women’s Representation in Graduate Computing?

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When admission committee members minimize the biasing effects of stereotypes and consider applicants’ membership in an under-represented group as a positive characteristic, they promote diversity.

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  • Attempts to Equalize a Subjective Process (Case Study 1) | Relevant Audiences: Graduate

    When admission committee members minimize the biasing effects of stereotypes and consider applicants’ membership in an under-represented group as a positive characteristic, they promote diversity. By looking carefully at women and considering their life experiences, University of California, San Diego and University of California, Berkeley admit more women students than their peer institutions.
Release Date: November 1, 2007
Audience(s): Higher Education
Short URL:www.ncwit.org/gradadmissions