Reducing Bias In and Out of the Classroom

Bias affects many of the things we do in higher education, but there are some techniques that can help mitigate it.  This in turn can help increase equity, which one might define as a freedom from bias.

Here are some examples of research on how bias impacts different things we do in higher education:

“Bias is a natural part of human behavior. We make thousands of decisions a day, many of which by necessity are based on preconceived or pre-learned ideas. But professors have an obligation to their students to try and overcome their natural biases and provide all students with equal opportunities. With effort and understanding, it can be done.”

(Block, 2016)

More Resources on Bias in Higher Education

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in education, Equity
%d bloggers like this: