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 RP&T and faculty search committees. The goal of these workshops is 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 RP&T 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 RP&T committees.
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.
Additional workshops will offered in fall 2017. More information about these workshops will be released in summer 2017, and all tenured and tenure-track faculty will receive an invitation to register for one.