Overcoming Implicit Bias in Higher Education
Gain strategies you can use to recruit, hire, and sustain a more diverse team of academic faculty and staff
Even with the best of intentions, implicit bias in your recruiting and hiring process can reduce your school’s chances of creating and sustaining the diverse team you’re trying to achieve. Implicit bias refers to subtle cognitive processes that can happen so fast that they often operate below conscious awareness. But they can still affect the actions you take and the decisions you make.
Recent research helps us better understand the role that implicit bias can play in the faculty recruitment process and in hiring decisions. Because we’re all vulnerable to implicit bias, knowing what it is, how it can influence your decisions, and the practical strategies you can use to reduce its impact are key to increasing your chances of hiring and retaining a more culturally diverse faculty for your school. This is something that recent studies have also shown can provide significant benefits to your students.
Get strategies you can use to recruit, hire, and sustain a more diverse team of academic faculty and staff when you order Overcoming Implicit Bias in Higher Education: How to Recruit, Hire, Manage, and Retain a Diverse Team of Academic Faculty. Listen as Dr. Mathew Ouellett explains the role that implicit bias can play at each stage of the search process. You’ll learn about results from the latest research on implicit bias, and get proven strategies you can use to anticipate and reduce its effects on the three key stages of the search process: recruiting, hiring, and managing.
Retention of your newly acquired faculty is another big concern. After all, why spend the time and energy hiring just the right people if you can’t keep them around? Dr. Ouellett will also offer strategies that will help you create and sustain a welcoming climate for them—and that can be valuable to the rest of your department as well.
Here is just some of what you’ll learn during this informative 60-minute seminar:
- The significant benefits to students of attending a school with a culturally diverse faculty
- How implicit bias can affect the recruitment, hiring, and management processes—and the strategies you can use to reduce its impact
- The inherited assumptions that can affect your judgment—and what you can do to overcome them
- Retention strategies that can help you retain the faculty you hire
- Microaggressions: What they are and how they can affect the academic work climate in your department or unit
- How to reduce the impact of microaggressions in the academic workplace
Whether you’re a dean, department chair, faculty member, program director, academic or student affairs leader, or human resources professional—anyone who recruits, hires, and manages teams across disciplines in a variety of institutional settings—this is one webinar you can’t afford to miss.
Learn about results from the latest research on implicit bias, and get proven strategies you can use to anticipate and reduce its effects on the three key stages of the search process: recruiting, hiring, and managing when you order today!
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