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Thursday, February 11 2021
11:00am - 12:30pm
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Introduction to Implicit Bias Workshop

Introduction to Implicit Bias” Workshops for Non-tenure track faculty and staff

This introductory workshop is geared towards research faculty, instructional faculty, academic professionals and staff members who are serving on search committees, promotion committees, and/or serving in diversity roles within their units/departments and want to learn more about implicit bias. The goal of these workshops is to increase awareness of the impact of implicit bias and to facilitate equitable decision-making.

As a participant in the workshop, you will learn the following:

  • An introduction to the concept of implicit bias and how these unconscious, automatic mental processes may impact behaviors such as evaluating candidates during search and promotion processes.
  • Empirical research on curriculum vitaes and letters of recommendation to illustrate the impact of implicit bias on decision making.
  • Best practices for mitigating implicit bias on search and promotion committees.

Please see below to register for a virtual spring 2021 workshop:

  • Thursday February 11, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday March 11, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday April 15, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


These workshops are led by Tia Jackson-Truitt, PhD, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training.

NOTE: This workshop is different from the implicit bias workshop required for faculty members who serve on search, promotion and tenure committees. For more information about those workshops, click here.