Overt and blatant biases are often touted as a thing of the past. While some of that may be true and it may even be easier to identify and remedy such overt biases in our curriculum and teaching practices, it is actually the more covert, subtle, and sometimes even invisible biases that are most detrimental to the performance and psychological wellbeing for students of marginalized backgrounds (Nguyen & Ryan, 2008). This workshop will define and identify covert biases (e.g., microaggressions, implicit biases) that are hidden in academic curricula, syllabi, and common teaching practices. Presenter Nellie Tran (Counseling and School Psychology) will provide practical tips for identifying future covert biases and best practices for overcoming biases and creating more welcoming educational environments for all students, especially those who have experienced the most academic biases during their academic careers. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your departmental learning outcomes, course syllabi, and other materials to be examined during this workshop.
This event is part of the CTL series Creating a Climate for Learning. REGISTRATION REQUIRED
* Graduate students are welcome to attend all CTL events, space permitting. If an event fills up, GTAs will be moved to the waitlist in the order in which they registered.