Understanding Implicit Bias in Higher Education
Talk Given By Dr. Alex Madva on May 6, 2014

VIDEO 1

Introductions by Professors Shirley Yap, Ken Chung & Derek Kimball (6 min., Click to watch)

VIDEO 2

Dr. Madva's talk (78 min., Click to watch) & accompanying slideshow.

Part 1: Shirley Yap’s Introduction (2 min.) – Starts at 00:00

Part 2: Background on Implicit Bias (25 min., slides 1-15) – Starts at 02:00

Part 3: Implicit Bias in Higher Education (15 min., slides 16-25) – Starts at 25:00

Topics covered:

  • Implicit Bias in the Classroom
  • Implicit Bias in Evaluating Job Applications
  • Benefits of Counter-Stereotypical Role Models

Part 4: Addressing Implicit Bias in Higher Education (25 min., slides 26-45) – Starts at 41:00

Topics covered:

  • If-Then Plans – Making Our Unconscious Habits More in Line With Our Reflective Commitments (Starts at 41:00)
  • Syllabi: The 20% Challenge – Including 20% Women (Starts at 48:00)
  • Decision-Making in Hiring: Settling Selection Criteria in Advance (Starts at 51:00)
  • Improvements in Diversity at M.I.T. (Starts at 58:00)

Part 5: Discussion with Professors and Graduate Students (15 min.) – Starts at 63:00

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