Recognizing and Addressing Unintended Bias in Engineering Education

March 1, 2016
9:20 pm


Engineering Inclusive Teaching Series

A Useful, Effective, and Comprehensive Framework for Educators!

In this webinar faculty will learn how to recognize unintended bias and will practice addressing unintended biases that typically occur within engineering learning environments.

There are three videos in this mini-series on unintended bias in Engineering Education.

If you're unfamiliar with unintended bias or would like a refresher, two brief prerecorded presentations by our facilitators will bring you up to speed.

Video 1: Dr. Goodwin's recording is entitled,  "What ARE Unintended Biases?"  In her presentation, Dr. Goodwin distills and shares research on the cognitive processes that lead to biases and consequences for equity and inclusion in engineering.

Video 2: Dr. Cross' recording is entitled, "Unintended Bias in Engineering Education."  In her presentation, Dr. Cross walks you through 3 case examples to assist you in the exploration of bias as it is embedded in common engineering education interaction.

Video 3: Drs. Goodwin and Cross joined us in a joint webinar to discuss the following:

  • Explore examples of unintended biases common in engineering education
  • Participate in a debriefing process to help address and reduce unintended bias
  • Examine identity and its relationship to bias
  • Learn resources to develop bias reduction strategies that fit YOUR educational context
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Stephanie Goodwin

Dr. Stephanie Goodwin is the President of Incluxion Works, Inc. 

A nationally recognized scholar in diversity, equity and inclusion, Dr. Stephanie Goodwin has 20+ years of experience in higher education as a scientist, educator, and academic leader with expertise in diversity and inclusion, faculty development, and academic affairs. Her scholarly expertise includes social cognition and intergroup biases (e.g., stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination) and bystander intervention to reduce bias and harassment. Founder of Incluxion Works, Inc., her "Speaking Up" workshops have promoted dialogue to change organizational culture and reduce identity harassment at 25+ universities and professional organizations across the US. She earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Goodwin is an elected Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.

Kelly J. Cross
Researcher, Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kelly J. Cross, Ph.D., Researcher, Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kelly J. Cross, Ph.D.Dr. Cross is currently a researcher for the Illinois Foundry for Innovation for Engineering Education and a member of the Inclusive Illinois committee.  Kelly currently collaborates with multiple teams of engineering faculty on implementing and assessing instructional innovation.  Dr. Cross is trained in Human Relations facilitation and an advocate for diversity in engineering.  Her research interests include diversity and inclusion in STEM, teamwork and communication skills, assessment and identify construction.  She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Cincinnati, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Virginia Tech.  Dr. Cross received a Diversity Achievement Award and is a inductee of the Bouchet Honor Society (2015).

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