Replacing Implicit Bias: Recognize, Reconsider, and Respond

Replacing Implicit Bias: Recognize, Reconsider, and Respond

Replacing Implicit Bias 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. 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. Scroll for dates and details – seating is limited!

Type: Instructor-Led Course

Delivery Method: Live Online

Level: Foundational, Intermediate

Duration: 3 hours

Credits: 3 PDH

Dates & Times

The dates for this workshop have passed. Contact education@asee.org for details on future offerings.

Pricing

ASEE Members: $250
Non-members: $300

Workshop Overview

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.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the role that biases play, positively and negatively, in academic settings
  2. Recognize common expressions of bias that occur in academic settings
  3. Apply strategies to mitigate and interrupt bias when perpetrated or witnessed in academic settings

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.

Christian Matheis, M.A., Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Justice and Policy Studies, Guilford College
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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 live workshop by introducing you to several fundamental bias concepts and their applications to teaching, research, and service.

Live Workshop: During the live workshop, you will participate in individual and group activities that will allow you to discuss case studies and practice bias mitigation strategies with feedback from the facilitator and other participants. The live workshop will take place in Adobe Connect.

Supplemental Resources: Participants will be provided a comprehensive participant guide that includes materials referenced during the live workshop, as well as additional resources to promote your continued learning and success. Presentation slides and workshop recording will be shared with all participants.

Attendance and Completion

Attendance: Full and active participation in the workshop will enhance the learning experience for all participants. At the end of the workshop, you will receive a certificate of completion via email.

Cancellation Policy

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If you have questions, please contact a.sharpe@asee.org.