Tools To Identify and Eliminate Bias In Higher Education

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Former OCR investigator Brandon Washington will discuss his experiences investigating discrimination and bias at postsecondary institutions. You will learn how to identify and eliminate these problems from your campus.

What You'll Learn

  • What faculty-on-student bias and student-to-student bias situations often arise in colleges and universities?
  • What new techniques can you use to respond to bias?
  • How should you handle uncomfortable situations that do not rise to the level of discrimination or harassment?
  • How can you identify and check your personal bias?
  • What tough conversations around race, equity, and inclusion should you have?

Training Overview

Eradicate bias at your institution. Apply new techniques to provide a better learning environment.

Bias abounds in society and is magnified in higher education environments. You must investigate discrimination in your institution to determine how to ensure all members of your campus community feel valued and included.

By identifying your own bias and understanding how bias affects students, you can apply tangible new techniques to provide a better learning environment.

  • What faculty-on-student bias and student-to-student bias situations often arise in colleges and universities?
  • What new techniques can you use to respond to bias?
  • How should you handle uncomfortable situations that do not rise to the level of discrimination or harassment?
  • How can you identify and check your personal bias?
  • What tough conversations around race, equity, and inclusion should you have?

Who Should Attend?

  • Faculty members
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion directors
  • Human resources professionals
  • Student affairs staff 

 

Expert Presenter

Brandon Washington

  • Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at EverQuote Inc., a tech company located in Cambridge Massachusetts
  • Previously Associate Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity and Compliance at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC)
  • Served as the Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Spent five years as an investigator, trainer, and mediator with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
  • Investigated over 170 federal civil rights cases involving sexual harassment in the workplace, race discipline of black males, different treatment of African American students in elementary schools, and sexual assaults on college campuses
  • B.S. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina
  • MBA from Charleston Southern University
  • J.D. from Florida A&M College of Law

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