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Navigating Unconscious Bias in Academia

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Course Description 
Unconscious bias impacts the success of women in academia from the undergraduate and graduate level to the role of faculty member, researcher and administrator. This webinar will discuss a number of types of bias and their impact, as well as present research-based strategies for successfully navigating around these issues.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Define unconscious bias and describe its impact for women faculty in engineering.
  • Identify different types of unconscious bias that women faculty frequently encounter. 
  • Identify one or more research-based strategies for navigating around each type of bias to help mitigate impact.

45 minutes

Dr. Jenna Carpenter is Founding Dean and Professor of Engineering at Campbell University in North Carolina. A national expert on innovative STEM education and success of women in STEM, she regularly speaks around the country. She has a TEDx talk (“Engineering: Where are the girls and why aren’t they here?”) and has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, US News and World Report, Big Beacon Radio and more. Currently she chairs the ASEE Long Range Planning Committee and is a Co-Chair Elect for the ASEE Undergraduate Experience Committee. Carpenter is co-Principal Investigator for a National Science Foundation grant on Professional Development Emphasizing Data-Centered Resources and Pedagogies for Instructors of Undergraduate Introductory Statistics. Carpenter chairs the MAA Council on the Profession and co-chairs the mathematical societies Joint Committee on Women.


This web session is sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation.