Status 
In progress
Mary Lou Dorf

Dates

Activity Start Date 
May 26, 2016
Target Completion Date 
December 22, 2017
Goal statement 
Train all staff for all undergrad CS courses on unconscious bias

Meta

Organization
University of Michigan
Department
EECS
UserID
mdorf
City
Ann Arbor
State
Michigan
Activity Description 

At the beginning of each semester, hold a mandatory training for all IAs, GSIs involved in our CS undergrad courses. This is approximately 300 staff each semester. We don't want to just cover the new hires because people forget.

Progress On Activity 
This past year we completed staff training on all introductory courses. This coming school year, our intent is to expand this training to include all 1xx and all 2xx courses.
Lessons Learned 
1) Unconscious bias is a larger problem than we initially thought 2) As unconscious bias is discussed more, the number of cases that came to light has increased 3) We need a better reporting system. How to report incidences is not obvious to the students. 4) The resistance has been less than expected within the staff already trained.
Goal tag(s) 
Reducing Unconscious Bias