COAST-ADVANCEGeo ​Implicit Bias and Microaggression Workshop for Graduate Students

CSU COAST partnered with ADVANCEGeo, an initiative formed to address the problem of sexual harassment and other exclusionary behaviors that lead to hostile working and learning climates in the earth, space and environmental sciences. During the Implicit Bias and Microaggression Workshop​ held on September 17, 2021, ​​COAST graduate students​ learned how unconscious bias and microaggressions impact the​ workplace and were given tools to combat it while in school and during their professional roles following graduate school. Other CSU faculty and staff also attended the workshop. ​Attendees participated ​in small breakout groups and large group discussions centered on identifying implicit bias and​ creating strategies to prevent it from negatively impacting various academic scenarios​. ​


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Workshop References:

Addressing Gender Bias in Science & Technology ​(peer-reviewed scientific article)
Azad, S. (2020). Addressing Gender Bias in Science & Technology. American Chemical Society: Vol 1354.

Chambers, D.W. (1983). Stereotypic Images of the Scientist: The Draw a Scientist Test. Science Education: Vol 67(2), pp. 255–265.

Clark, K. B., Clark, M. K. (1940). Skin Color as a Factor in Racial Identification of Negro Preschool Children. Journal of Social Psychology: Vol 11, pp. 159-169.

Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty? ​(peer-reviewed scientific article)
Correll, S. J., Benard, S., Paik, I. (2007). Getting a Job: Is There a Motherhood Penalty? American Journal of Sociology: Vol. 112(5), pp. 1297-1339.

Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life
 (peer-reviewed scientific article)
Derald Wing Sue, Christina M. Capodilupo, Gina C. Torino, Jennifer M. Bucceri, Aisha M. B. Holder, Kevin L. Nadal, and Marta Esquilin​ (2007). American Psychologist: Vol 62(4), pp. 271-286.

Dutt, K., Pfaff, D. L., Bernstein, A. F., Dillard, J. S., Block, C. J. (2016). Gender Differences in Recommendation Letters for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Geoscience. Nature Geoscience: Vol 9, pp. 805-809.
Eaton, A., Saunders, J., Jacobson, R., West, K. (2019). How Gender and Race Stereotypes Impact the Advancement of Scholars in STEM: Professors’ Biased Evaluations of Physics and Biology Post-Doctoral Candidates. Sex Roles​: Vol 82, pp. 127-141.

Holmes, M. A., Myles, L., and Schneider, B. (2020). Diversity and equality in honours and awards programs – steps towards a fair representation of membership. Advances in Geoscience: Vol 53, pp. 41–51.

Journals Invite Too Few Women to Referee​ ​(peer-reviewed scientific article)
Lerback, J., Hanson, B. (2017). Journals invite too few women to referee. Nature: Vol 541, pp. 455–457.

Macnell, Driscoll, Hunt. (2015). What’s in a Name: Exposing Gender Bias in Student Ratings of Teaching. Journal of Collective Bargaining Academy: Vol 0, Article 52.

Moss-Racusin, C. A., Dovidio, J. F., Brescoll, V. L., Graham, M. J., Handelsman, J. (2012). Science faculty's sublte gender biasses favor male students. PNAS: Vol 109(41), pp. 16474-16479.
National Science Foundation (2019).

Science Behind Bias
 ​(peer-reviewed scientific article)
Schneider, B. and Holmes, M.A. (2020). Science Behind Bias. American Chemical Society: Vol 1354, pp. 51-71.​

Staats, C. (2016). Understanding Implicit Bias: What Educators Should Understand. American Educator: Winter 2015-2016.

Watson, C. (2021). Following NASA's lead, researchers are targeting gender bias in instrument time. Nature Index.