Institute Diversity, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development and Georgia Tech’s ADVANCE Program, is offering 90-minute Implicit Bias Workshops designed for Institute faculty who serve on RPT and faculty search committees. The goals of these workshops are to increase awareness of the impact of implicit bias and facilitate equitable decision-making across a range of processes involving faculty evaluations.
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 faculty search and/or RPT processes.
- Empirical research on vitaes, letters of recommendations, and teaching evaluations to illustrate the impact of implicit bias on decisions.
- Effective practices and strategies for faculty search and RPT committees.
Five workshops will be offered on September 15, September 20, October 4, October 25, and November 1 from noon to 1:30 p.m. during fall semester 2017. Due to record registration levels, registration for the workshops on September 15, September 20, October 4, and October 25 is closed.
Registration for the workshop on November 1 is now open for RPT and faculty search committee members, and registration will be restricted to faculty who are involved with RPT and search committees that are active fall term 2017.
More Implicit Bias Workshops will be offered during spring semester 2018, and these workshops will be announced later this fall.
These workshops will be co-facilitated by Institute Diversity Associate Vice President Julie Ancis and Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering Senior Associate Chair and Professor Paul Benkeser.