At the University of Nebraska, we’re always asking ourselves what we can do to become a more inclusive community. There’s no more important priority than making sure we all have a safe and welcoming environment in which to learn and work.
We can be proud of our efforts to live our values of respect and dignity for all. At the same time, we know we can do better. With that in mind, the University of Nebraska is hosting a series of presentations this fall focused on achieving Inclusive Excellence across our campuses. The University of Nebraska President, campus leadership and the Diversity Officers Collaborative invite you to attend, “Unconscious Bias in Higher Education.”
Unconscious bias refers to stereotypes—both positive and negative—that exist in our subconscious and affect our behavior. Everyone is susceptible to these unconscious attitudes that affect our judgement and daily decision-making.
Through this interactive presentation, attendees will gain:
Basic understanding of the key elements of our conscious and unconscious thoughts
Understanding of the impact of our unconscious assumptions on our actions and decisions
Motivation and tools necessary to mitigate the effects of harmful biases
Each University of Nebraska campus will have a chance to participate in this presentation. To view more details about the events on your campus, click on the appropriate link in the right-hand navigation.
Developed in 2005 through the efforts of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Inclusive Excellence is a research based approach that integrates inclusion and diversity efforts into core institutional operations to realize educational benefits to students and the institution through sustained effort.