Mary Lou Dorf
Activity Start Date
May 26, 2016
Target Completion Date
December 22, 2017
Train all staff for all undergrad CS courses on unconscious bias
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.
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.
Reducing Unconscious Bias