Implicit Bias in the Academic Workplace (BUILD)
This session counts toward the BUILD Certificate Program - find more information about BUILD here.
We all make quick judgements and decisions based on past experiences. While this is necessary to survive in a world that is constantly feeding us stimuli, it can lead to unintended consequences. In this session, we will talk about implicit biases – the ways in which our past experiences and our exposure to the messages that are fed to us via news and popular culture may cause us to create an inequitable environment. After looking at some of the research that shows the predominance of implicit bias in settings related to the academic workplace (including hiring, promoting, mentoring, and working in teams/committees), we will discuss strategies for recognizing biases and overcoming them.
Facilitated by Donna Llewellyn