Status 
In progress
Maureen Biggers

Dates

Activity Start Date 
August 18, 2014
Target Completion Date 
May 1, 2015
Goal statement 
To increase awareness of unconscious bias and its impact on retention in technical environments. To encourage the development of Champions of Inclusion for our classrooms and labs.

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Organization
Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing
Department
Diversity and Education
UserID
biggersm@indiana.edu
City
Bloomington
State
Indiana
Activity Description 

We have three steps this year related to this initiative:
1. Catherine Ashcraft came to the IU campus to give talks on unconscious bias in technology environments.
2. We designed and implemented a "required for all" workshop for our 250+ teaching assistants. It is permanently in place for all new teaching assistants each semester.
3. We have a group of students developing an eBadge on this topic to be used in classrooms, training and more.

Progress On Activity 
Ashcraft talk completed, fall 1014; Teaching Assistant workshops completed and now offered every semester for new hires; eBadge set to be completed by May 1
Goal tag(s) 
Retaining
Reducing Unconscious Bias
Raising Awareness
Teaching