Workshop: Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Faculty Search

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Date/Time:Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Location:South Ballroom, Memorial Union
Contact:Sue Lamont
Channel:ISU Advance
Categories:Diversity Training, development
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"It Depends on the Lens: Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Faculty Search." An interactive workshop designed for chairs, faculty members and search committee members. Preregister by Oct. 12. This workshop will be repeated 1-3 p.m. in the same location. Refreshments served prior to the start of both workshops.

This workshop was developed by the Cornell University ADVANCE Center and the Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble.

Participants watch a filmed scenario of a search committee meeting, as five search team members begin to articulate their opinions about candidates for the short list. Following the scenario, participants have an opportunity to ask one of the characters questions about the meeting.

The facilitator conducts a guided discussion of the participants' responses to the scenario and the characters. This discussion is followed by a research talk on unconscious bias, describing the studies used to develop the interactions depicted in the scenario. The session concludes with a discussion of best practices for addressing unconscious bias in searches.

To register:
- Log in to Learn@ISU
- Select Course Catalogue from the menu bar (top left)
- Scroll down to SVPP: Faculty Professional Development
- Click "List Events" next to your choice of either morning or afternoon session of "ADVANCE workshop
with Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble: Diversity and Inclusion"
- Select Enroll in the pop-up window - the event will be added to your Menu