COS Workplace Climate Committee

College of Science Workplace Awareness Week

Parents in Science

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, 3 to 4 p.m.,
ENR2 S107

Increasing staff engagement, job satisfaction, and workplace performance

Lunch & Workshop for Department Administrators and Business Managers
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 - 12 to 2:00 p.m.
ENR2 S215


Unconcious Bias: The Role of Implicit Bias in Higher Education

Wednesday, Nov. 7 – 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Breakfast & Workshop for COS Staff
Old Main - Silver & Sage room, Quantity: 90 people
About the workshop
Presenters:  Dr. Jeff Stone, Ph.D., and Dr. Katie Wolsiefer, Ph.D.
You are invited to attend a workshop on the role of implicit bias in higher education.  Numerous studies have shown that even people who are highly committed to being fair and just can unknowingly hold and communicate biased attitudes and beliefs towards others. Unconscious or "implicit" forms of bias can seep into our judgments of people who are different from us when we review job applications, interact with colleagues and students, or comment on student work.  When we interact with out-group members, implicit bias can subtly alter our facial expressions, posture, and speech patterns in ways that can convey discomfort or disinterest. Learning how to reduce implicit bias and its effects is an important step toward improving climate, equity and intergroup relations in higher education. 

The workshop is limited to the first 90 people to RSVP, however, there will be additional workshops held to ensure all staff have the opportunity to attend.


Bringing out the Best: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Action
A Special Presentation & Reception for CoS Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 - 4 p.m.
Kuiper Lecture Hall 308
Guest Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Brinkworth, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer for UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)


Building Diversity in Departments

Lunch & Discussion for CoS Department Heads & others
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 - 12 to 1:30 p.m.