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Reducing Implicit Bias in the Classroom is a Course

Reducing Implicit Bias in the Classroom

Aug 30 - Dec 21, 2021
3.0 credits


Full course description

Term: Fall 2021

Date & Time: Course Available August 30th - December 20th, 2021

Location: Online Self-paced

Instructor: Michele Deramo

Presented By: Inclusion & Diversity (INDV)



Implicit bias is pervasive. We all carry biases rooted in assumptions formed over time, yet these biases may not align with our professed values of fairness and equity. We know that implicit bias has real-world effects. How then can we reduce its influence in our teaching, advising, and assessing of students? The session provides steps for managing / reducing implicit bias on both personal and organizational levels. Participants also have time to review their processes for assessing students and make revisions where needed in order to increase the potential for consistent and equitable interactions with all students By the end of the session: Participants will have guidelines for reflecting upon and re-associating implicit biases they may bring to the classroom.

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