Implicit Bias Workshops Return for Faculty Fall Semester

More than 600 Faculty Members Have Participated in Implicit Bias Workshops at Georgia Tech to Date

Institute Diversity and Georgia Tech’s ADVANCE Program, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development, are offering four 90-minute Implicit Bias Workshops to faculty members this fall.

The workshops are designed to increase consciousness of cognitive processes which influence decision making and implement specific approaches to minimizing the impact of implicit bias on evaluations, ratings, and interactions.

“I have developed, with input from faculty, and conducted implicit bias workshops at Georgia Tech for several years now,” said Julie Ancis, associate vice president of Institute Diversity. “Evaluations have consistently demonstrated the impact of the workshops on awareness and faculty have described numerous ways in which the workshops influenced their approach to search and other evaluation-based committees.”

Each workshop provides an introduction to the concept of implicit bias and how these unconscious mental processes may impact behaviors including the evaluation of candidates during faculty searches and/or reappointment, promotion, and tenure (RPT) decisions.

More than 600 Georgia Tech faculty members have participated in an Implicit Bias Workshop to date.

This fall’s workshops will be facilitated by Ancis; Paul Benkeser, senior associate chair and professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering; 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.

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  • Fall 2019 Implicit Bias Workshops facilitators (left to right) Mark Mitchell, Michelle Rinehart, Julie Ancis, Harris Dimitropoulos, and Robert Kirkman

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