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1 NSF ADVANCE Program Workshop March 4, 2013 Brooke Shipley Director of WISEST Professor of Mathematics Implicit Bias Panel This material was supported with funds from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant # Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

2 UIC WISEST A World-Class Education, A World-Class City Women in Science and Engineering System Transformation 2003 WISEST Initiative begins NSF ADVANCE IT award Many impacts including –Increasingly diverse faculty –Piloted Postdoc Program for URM women –Work / Life Policy Changes (see our poster) –Climate Change (see our poster).

3 Implicit Bias Activities A World-Class Education, A World-Class City At UIC WISEST Leadership Seminars on Bias –Abby Stewart, U. Michigan (2004), STRIDE (2005) –Molly Carnes, U. Wisconsin (2004, 2007) –Laurie McNeil, U. North Carolina (2005) –Virginia Valian, Hunter, by DVD –Geraldine Richmond, U. Oregon (2007) Theatrical Townhalls on Faculty Searches (2007, 2008) Presentations on Bias in Faculty Evaluation –Search Committees (2006 – present) –Promotion and Tenure Committees (2011 – present).

4 Implicit Bias Activities A World-Class Education, A World-Class City Centered on Teaching Bias in Student Evaluations of Teaching –Deborah Merritt, Ohio St. U. (2009) –Joey Sprague, Kansas U. (2009) First Lecture College of Engineering ( present) –Student – Faculty Interactions –Introduction of faculty members Theatrical Townhall (2010) –Student – Faculty Interactions.

5 11 STEM Senior Faculty –Nominated by Department Heads –5 Basic Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) –All 6 departments in College of Engineering (COE) $5,000 stipend –2006 – 2011 NSF ADVANCE grant –2011 – present UIC funds - Provost, Deans Serve varying terms –2 to 5 facilitators per department over the 10 years –A gender balanced group CLICK TO EDIT MASTER STYLE WISEST Facilitators (2003 – present)

6 Diversity ambassadors Departmental Champions of WISEST Facilitate communication between Faculty, Head, and WISEST Implement WISEST initiatives –Mentoring –Search and P&T Committee Presentations Serve on search committees CLICK TO EDIT MASTER STYLE WISEST Facilitators (2003 – present)

7 Supporting UICs Commitment to a Community of Excellence, Equity, and Diversity Search Committee Presentations ( present ) –Every STEM Faculty Search Committee –Annual presentation to Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Search Committee Chairs and Members Promotion and Tenure Committee Presentations –COE and LAS Executive Committees (college level P&T committees), November - December 2011, 2012 –Campus-wide P&T Committee, February 2012, 2013 CLICK TO EDIT MASTER STYLE SUCCEED Subcommittee

8 Diversify the Search Committee Proactive Recruitment Evaluation Criteria –Essential and desired criteria –Weighted or ranked priorities Raise Awareness of Bias –CV, letters, application as a whole Sufficient Time Required for Review Include Accountability Measures –Defend each decision –Periodically evaluate judgments CLICK TO EDIT MASTER STYLE Key Topics for Faculty Searches

9 Topics added to the search committee presentation Assigning credit for collaborative work Student evaluation of teaching –Gendered expectations –Class size, elective vs. required, upper vs. lower level Tenure rollback / hold –Evaluating the quality of the total package –Not evaluating number of years or slow years Differential service burden CLICK TO EDIT MASTER STYLE Key Topics for Promotion and Tenure Committees

10 Original materials developed by then Director of WISEST and the facilitators based on extensive reading and discussions of original literature and the many leadership seminars on implicit bias. Experienced SUCCEED members train new facilitators. New facilitators attend many presentations before taking a lead position. CLICK TO EDIT MASTER STYLE Development of Presentations

11 Most STEM search committee members have seen multiple SUCCEED presentations. Fall 2012: –Focus on procedures and practices –Shortened section on bias awareness Fall 2013 plan: –Shorten presentation further –Add discussion scenarios (case studies) –More interactive, less repetitive CLICK TO EDIT MASTER STYLE On-going Revisions

12 Successes Challenges Advantages / Disadvantages CLICK TO EDIT MASTER STYLE Lessons Learned

13 UIC WISEST A World-Class Education, A World-Class City Women in Science and Engineering System Transformation Thank you!.


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