About the Fellow
- Professor, Department of Science & Technology Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
- 2019-20, Faculty Fellow in Engaged Learning
- Access, Equity and Justice; Arts, Communication, Media and Design; Law, Government and Policy
Stephen Hilgartner is part of a team — with Engaged Faculty Fellows Malte Ziewitz and Sarah Sachs — that is developing, teaching and evaluating a new community-engaged undergraduate course called the Data Science & Society Lab. Funded by the Data Science Curriculum Initiative, the course brings together students from different majors to explore social and ethical problems in data science through a mix of interactive lectures and hands-on projects.
Examples of project challenges may be a systematic analysis of a recent ethical controversy for an NGO or local charity, a proposal for best practices for the problem of consent in large-scale data sets or a public resource for citizens who feel discriminated against by a data science application.
Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program
A yearlong cohort program in which faculty dive deep into the theory and practice of community-engaged learning; meet monthly to discuss readings, share projects and workshop challenges; and help transform what it means to teach at Cornell