Special Seminars
Special Seminars - Other talks that aren't Astronomy Colloquia or KICP Colloquia. Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please call the departmental secretary in advance at 773-702-8203 or email deptsecoddjob.uchicago.edu.

Current & Future Special Seminars
DateTalk TitleSpeaker
May 30, 2017Unconscious Bias: How It Works and How to Counter ItAlison Coil, University of California, San Diego

Unconscious Bias: How It Works and How to Counter It
May 30, 2017 | ERC 576 | 3:00 PM
Alison Coil, University of California, San Diego

Unconscious or implicit bias is a preference for groups that operates outside of our awareness and is based on stereotypes or attitudes that we hold and have been taught. I will present results from a variety of studies that show how unconscious bias plays out, and how systemic it is, with a focus on academia. While I will mainly discuss faculty hiring, I will also touch on graduate admissions, review panels, recommendation letters, and interruptions during talks. I will discuss how the use of rubrics can help counter unconscious bias and other techniques to use when evaluating candidates.