Bias Reporting and Prevention

Campus-Wide Workshop: Understanding Implicit Bias and Exploring Mitigation Strategies

As a part of our broader campus efforts for Advancing Racial Equity, the Office of Diversity and Student Affairs would like to invite you to a campus-wide workshop on understanding how bias shows up in our lives and what we can do about it. In this highly interactive workshop, we will provide an introduction to implicit bias, explore research evidence on the impact of bias across disciplines, and engage with practical strategies we can use to mitigate the negative effects of bias in our everyday lives. You will leave this workshop with a set of goals designed to encourage you to practice bias mitigation strategies.

This virtual workshop will be two hours in length. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to attend. In order to most effectively engage in this virtual workshop, we recommend joining by computer and having your camera on if at all possible.  CART live captioning will be provided for all workshops. If there is anything else we can provide to make the session accessible to you, contact Jess Joslin (joslin@uic.edu). See below for workshop dates and registration information. Continue to check back to this page as additional dates are added throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you!

Check back soon for dates for the workshop coming this Spring!

Interrupting & Apologizing When Bias Shows Up Workshop Series

Interrupting and Apologizing when Bias Shows Up flyer

Mondays, November 15, 29 & December 6 from 1-2 pm

All UIC students, faculty and staff are welcome to join a 3-week workshop series on Interrupting and Apologizing when Bias Shows Up. There will be brief reading and reflection assignments between sessions.

Register below by Wed. Nov. 10th at noon. We will meet over Zoom.

Questions? Contact joslin@uic.edu

Bias Reporting Tool

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At UIC, we believe our diversity is our strength and we are committed to building a campus where all students, faculty and staff can thrive. An important part of that commitment is addressing incidents of bias when they arise. As acknowledged in UIC’s Diversity Strategic Plan, we cannot take meaningful action towards building an inclusive climate without also addressing the biases and prejudices that may be present in our community. This includes providing a space for students, faculty and staff to report incidents of bias and have their concerns heard, and opportunities for education both for those who may have engaged in biased behavior and for the campus community at large. The Bias Reporting and Response processes are an integral part of this effort.

The goals of the Bias Reporting Response process are as follows:

  • Provide an easily accessible and usable system for the campus community to report bias incidents.
  • Support members of the UIC community who have been impacted by bias incidents.
  • Center the concerns and hopes of those who report bias incidents in the response process. Including, if at all possible, letting them play a role in how the bias incident is addressed.
  • Collect data and review trends of bias incidents in order to better understand the complex needs and challenges facing the campus, and guide recommendations to university leadership who can then create appropriate policies, education and programs.

Report an Incident with the Bias Reporting Tool

Frequently Asked Questions - Bias Reporting

Bias Prevention and Response Resources