This workshop will familiarize faculty with the concepts of implicit bias and microaggressions, how they occur in the classroom, and the impact they have on students and faculty. Faculty will discuss and apply practical strategies to address microaggressions and implicit bias when they occur in the classroom, whether committed by or against a student or faculty member. The workshop will conclude by discussing how faculty can foster an inclusive environment, and give them practice responding to microaggressions in the classroom. Moderate level session; some familiarity with inclusive teaching concepts recommended.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- define and recognize microaggressions and implicit bias.
- describe the impact of microaggressions and implicit bias in the classroom.
- practice responding to incidents that may occur in their classroom.
- identify prevention strategies to implement in their own courses.
This session is facilitated by Christy Simonian Bean and Amanda M. Jungels, Center for Teaching and Learning.