Understanding Unconscious Bias: A Workshop for Faculty

Inevitably, we all rely on stereotypes, and usually we’re not aware that we’re using them as we interact with others — and as we teach our classes.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location:

St. Paul Campus
McNeely Hall Room 100

Inevitably, we all rely on stereotypes, and usually we’re not aware that we’re using them as we interact with others — and as we teach our classes. Yet, from a student standpoint, unchecked stereotypes and bias are alienating, unwelcoming, and undermine the learning process.

One way of working toward inclusive excellence as instructors is to become more aware of our unconscious use of stereotypes and move toward eliminating them.

Artika Tyner, Interim Officer for Diversity and Inclusion, leads this workshop in which attendees will:

  • Discover what I can do to have a greater impact in the classroom through understanding how unconscious bias plays out in the classroom and in my work environment
  • Learn how I can strengthen and build skills to alleviate unconscious bias
  • Build relationships with colleagues who share the university’s commitment to creating  a diverse and inclusive community
All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.