e-Conference #9, Workshop on Implicit Bias (29 April 2020)

In this e-conference session, we welcomed special guest Dr. Melinda Messineo of Ball State University for her talk, “Understanding and Responding to Implicit Bias: Supportive Strategies for Everyday Solutions.”

We used to think there were “biased people” and “unbiased people” and that “good” people were not biased. Over time, cognitive science has helped us understand that we are ALL biased and the difference is not between “good’ and “bad” but in how aware we are of our potential biases and how skilled we are at the strategies we can mobilize to reduce the impact of those biases. This workshop will provide teams with an understanding of unconscious bias and its origins along with tools and proactive everyday strategies for positive outcomes

e-Conference Agenda

Noon – Introductions & Announcements
12:10 p.m. – “Understanding and Responding to Implicit Bias”: Dr. Melinda Messineo (Ball State University)
1:40 p.m. – The Record Shop, with Mike Smail
1:50 p.m. – Open Forum

Presenter Biography

Dr. Melinda Messineo is Professor of Sociology at Ball State University and Distinguished Faculty Fellow for the Office of Inclusive Excellence. She has facilitated workshops at the local, regional, and national levels and is a nationally recognized teacher. She has received the Lawhead Teaching Award, Excellence in Teaching Award (twice) and the Outstanding Teaching Award from Ball State University and the Mauksch Award for distinguished contributions to undergraduate sociology from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Teaching and Learning and the Schnabel Award for Teaching from the North Central Sociological Association. She is an active SoTL scholar and serves on the editorial boards of numerous teaching and learning outlets.

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