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Register for workshop on unconscious bias in faculty searches

ISU ADVANCE and the Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE) will host a workshop on unconscious bias in faculty searches on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Memorial Union South Ballroom.

In this interactive workshop designed for department chairs, faculty and search committee members, participants watch a filmed scenario of a search committee meeting, as five search team members begin to articulate their opinions about candidates for a short list. Following the scenario, participants have an opportunity to ask one of the characters questions about the meeting. The CITE 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.

Participants may choose the morning (9-11 a.m.) or afternoon (1-3 p.m.) session. Pre-registration is required via Learn@ISU (read instructions for how to register). The program is co-sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ADVANCE; Colleges of Business, Design, Engineering, Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Veterinary Medicine; University Library, Office of the Vice President and Provost, Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Department of Psychology.

October 19, 2017 9:22 am