Implicit Bias Workshops

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Implicit Bias in the Search Process

Implicit Bias in the Search process is a workshop developed by the University of Minnesota System’s Office of Equity and Diversity.  There is a workshop related to bias in the staff search process as well as one specific to faculty searches.  They are free of charge and open to all faculty and staff on all campuses of the University of Minnesota.

Identifying And Challenging Implicit Bias in Faculty Search Committees 

Departments across the University of Minnesota hire new faculty each year.  The university is committed to increasing diversity among its faculty, and this includes hiring faculty of color and female faculty in disciplines where they are underrepresented.  The presence of implicit bias in faculty search committees can inhibit this goal.  This workshop will expose participants to the breadth of implicit bias research and will help them recognize short cuts that are the result of unconscious or unexamined bias.  Participants will learn best practices and resources for addressing implicit bias in the context of faculty search committees.  Faculty and staff participants of departmental search processes are invited to participate in this workshop.