Replacing Implicit Bias: Recognize, Reconsider, and Respond is designed to provide educators, administrators, and staff with the knowledge and tools to recognize common expressions of bias in academic settings and interrupt biases when they occur.
Type: Instructor-Led Course
Delivery Method: Live Online
Level: Foundational, Intermediate
Duration: 3 hours
Replacing Implicit Bias: Recognize, Reconsider, and Respond is an instructor-led online workshop for educators, administrators, and staff who seek to better understand, recognize, and respond to implicit bias in academic settings. During this workshop, participants will learn the role that biases play in academic settings, how to recognize common expressions of bias, and how to interrupt biases when they occur.
Moving beyond merely noticing and acknowledging biases, this workshop emphasizes the use of conscientious attitudes and practices that help to diminish problematic beliefs and reactions. By the end of this workshop, participants will have the knowledge and tools to mitigate instances of bias in academic settings and help foster a more safe, welcoming, and inclusive classroom environment.
This workshop takes place in one single 3-hour (180 minutes) instructor-led session. Throughout the workshop, there will be numerous opportunities to interact with the facilitator and other participants, with ample time provided for questions, discussion, and reflection.
How You Will Benefit
• You will learn evidence-based bias interruption and mitigation strategies.
• You will be able to apply concepts and strategies to unique scenarios and case examples of bias in academic settings, with special attention paid to bias in engineering.
• You will engage with a like-minded network of professionals outside of your university and discipline.
• You will receive the knowledge and tools to help you build a more safe, welcoming, and inclusive learning environment for students and colleagues.
This workshop is intended for educators, administrators, and staff who seek to better understand, recognize, and respond to implicit bias in academic settings.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Describe the role that biases play, positively and negatively, in academic settings
- Recognize common expressions of bias that occur in academic settings
- Apply strategies to mitigate and interrupt bias when perpetrated or witnessed in academic settings
Christian Matheis is visiting assistant professor of Community and Justice Studies in the Department of Justice and Policy Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Matheis specializes in scholarship and practice that bridge social and political philosophy, ethics, public policy, and direct-action organizing. In particular, his work emphasizes how both philosophy of liberation and practical strategies enacted in liberatory movements can play a key role in addressing contemporary ethical, political, and economic problems. His research and teaching concentrations include topics such as solidarity, refugees, feminism, race, indigeneity, power and policy, and global justice. In addition to his regular teaching and research, he provides training in areas of human relations facilitation, intergroup dialogue, grassroots direct-action organizing, and on other topics.
Requirements and Resources
Pre-Work: You will watch a brief (~15 minute) pre-recorded video that will prepare you for the workshop by introducing you to several fundamental bias concepts and their applications to teaching, research, and service.
Supplemental Resources: You will be provided with (1) a participant guide, (2) presentation slides, and (3) workshop recordings.
Attendance and Completion
Full and active participation will enhance the learning experience for all participants. At the end of the workshop, you will receive a certificate of completion via email. Professional development hours (PDH) will be provided upon request.
Terms and Policies
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“[This workshop] was excellent at keeping us engaged and explaining the concepts in an applicable way. The instructor provided tangible examples on how to interrupt bias and reframe conversations in the moment. The small group discussions among faculty triggered us to be more self-aware in our communications and interactions with our colleagues and students.”
Assistant Dean and Chief Diversity Officer
The Ohio State University College of Engineering