At the University of Nebraska, we’re always asking ourselves what we can do to become a more inclusive community. There’s no more important priority than making sure we all have a safe and welcoming environment in which to learn and work.
We can be proud of our efforts to live our values of respect and dignity for all. At the same time, we know we can do better. With that in mind, the University of Nebraska is hosting a series of presentations this fall focused on achieving Inclusive Excellence across our campuses. NU President Hank Bounds, Chancellor Jeff Gold and the Diversity Officers Collaborative invite you to a presentation on “Unconscious Bias in Higher Education” on October 4. Similar presentations will be held on each campus.
Unconscious bias refers to stereotypes—both positive and negative—that exist in our subconscious and affect our behavior. Everyone is susceptible to these unconscious attitudes that affect our judgement and daily decision–making.
Through this presentation, attendees will gain:
- Basic understanding of the key elements of our conscious and unconscious thoughts
- Understanding of the impact of our unconscious assumptions on our actions and decisions
- Motivation and tools necessary to mitigate the effects of harmful biases
Please see the following articles for additional information about challenging explicit and implicit biases. These articles have been provided by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University.
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