Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Georgia Tech’s ADVANCE Program offer 90-minute implicit bias workshops designed for faculty.
In October 2016, the Institute established the requirement that all faculty who serve on reappointment, promotion, and/or tenure committees and faculty search committees are required to participate in an Implicit Bias (IB) workshop. In July 2021, the Institute renewed this requirement per Provost Steven McLaughlin's memo to all academic leaders.
Faculty should refresh their IB training every four years. If you have participated in an Implicit Bias workshop during the past four years (Fall 2018 - Spring 2022), you are exempt from this requirement and will not need to participate again until after Spring 2023 at the earliest (depending upon the semester and year of previous training). (Research faculty are welcome to attend as space permits.)
Implicit bias workshops will also be available for non-tenure-track faculty, staff, and other academic professionals serving on search, hiring, and promotion committees. Details and dates of these workshops are forthcoming and can be found here.
The goals of these workshops are to increase awareness of the impact of implicit bias and to facilitate equitable decision-making across myriad processes related to 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 vitae, 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.
Fall 2022 Workshops will be posted in Summer 2022.
Senior Associate Chair and Professor
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
School of Public Policy
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Outreach
College of Design