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 tenured and tenure-track faculty. The goals of these workshops are to increase awareness of the impact of implicit bias and 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 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.
Two Implicit Bias Workshops will be offered to tenured and tenured-track faculty on February 22 and February 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. during spring semester 2018.
These workshops will be facilitated by Julie Ancis, associate vice president, Institute Diversity; Paul Benkeser, senior associate chair and professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering; and two new facilitators, including Harris Dimitropoulos, associate professor, School of Architecture; Robert Kirkman, associate professor, School of Public Policy; Mark Mitchell, associate director, Georgia Tech Research Institute; and Michelle Rinehart, associate dean for academic affairs and outreach, College of Design.