Unconscious Bias Education Module 3 Now Available On SuccessFactors

From: Heather Boon, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
Date: October 13, 2022
Re: Unconscious Bias Education Module 3 Now Available On SuccessFactors

I am writing to let you know that the third Unconscious Bias Training Module “Interrupting Bias” is now available on SuccessFactors. This module offers suggestions on personal approaches to mitigating bias, with a particular focus on committee dynamics and challenges with equitable assessment. Module 1 “What is Unconscious Bias?” and Module 2 “Effects of Unconscious Bias on Assessment“, which were launched last year, continue to be available on SuccessFactors. Those who complete all three modules will receive a certificate.

The Unconscious Bias Education Modules are intended to provide faculty and staff with an academic approach to understanding Unconscious Bias. The Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life recommends that all search, tenure review, continuing status review, and promotion committee members, faculty on PTR committees, and assessors review these modules at the outset of their work. 

The Unconscious Bias Training Modules were created at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) by University Professor Maydianne Andrade (Department of Biological Sciences) with input from members of the Toronto Initiative for Diversity & Excellence. This project is supported by the Division of the Vice President & Provost, the Faculty of Arts & Science, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, and the University of Toronto Mississauga.