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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop: Structural Bias at PSU

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Facilitated by Psychology Professor Katie Wolsiefer, this 3-part workshop is designed to broadly examine the ways in which individual level and structural level biases impact the PSU community. The first two workshops will focus on practicing social psychology based strategies for mitigating one’s own (implicit and explicit) biases. Workshop 3 will take the form of a discussion about the ways in which systems and structures at PSU could be improved to increase equity and inclusion. The goal of this last workshop is bring members of the campus community together to identify (and begin planning) ways we can make this a more inclusive community.

You may attend one, two or all three workshops and there are no prerequisites for participation. 

Pass Sessions:

  • October 13 4PM – 5PM: Bias Reduction in Higher Education (part 1): Looking out for microaggressions and subtle behaviors.
  • November 10 4PM – 5PM: Bias Reduction in Higher Education (part 2): Using bias reduction techniques from the social psychology literature.

This event:

December 8 4PM – 5PM: Bias Reduction in Higher Education (part 3): Structural sources of bias at PSU.

Description: This workshop will focus on biases in the systems at PSU that negatively impact students, faculty, and staff from marginalized groups. This workshop is intended to be a discussion, where were work together to identify potential issues facing PSU. I am aware that these discussions are already happening in a few different communities/groups on campus. My hope is that this discussion will help connect individuals interested in enacting structural change and inform the topics/format of workshops for Spring 2022. This event is hybrid and is open to all faculty and staff. Join on Zoom or come to the CoLab!


December 8
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Robin DeRosa
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