The Division is committed to making Data Science inviting, engaging, and respectful for people of diverse identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. In our vision, equity and inclusion are essential elements of educating a rising generation of students, building a collaborative presence across campus, and serving society as a whole. Data Science raises fundamental issues of justice and participation in the ways it engages with human beings as sources of data, as analysts, and as people affected by its products. In everything the Division does, we are invested in working with our partners to shape this new field to be equitable and inclusive from the start.
In education, the Division strives to create inclusive curricula, collaborate with a diverse group of faculty, create a welcoming community that expands opportunity for students from all areas of campus, and create a pipeline of programs (such as SEEDS Scholars and Berkeley Unboxing Data Science) to expose K-12 students to data science. In research and service, the Division seeks to work with partners and to serve populations that may have been left out of Data Science in the past. We aim to co-create programs with the widest possible set of stakeholders, and we are committed to constant improvement. It is our belief that in engaging broadly, the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society can do justice to the full diversity of the Berkeley campus and our larger society, and have ripple effects out into the world.