Workshop: Bias and Stereotyping on Teams – Session #2: Additional Tools, Assignments, and Canvas Modules to support more Equitable and Effective Teamwork online or in class

Thursday, August 06, 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Facilitators: Geoff Pfeifer and Lisa Stoddard

Workshop will be held via Zoom, details available upon registration.

Studies show that diverse teams are better at solving problems and innovating. Research also shows that bias and stereotyping on teams can eliminate these benefits and reduce student learning. We have developed several tools and modules to help students, faculty, and staff identify, manage, and mitigate these issues. After piloting these materials in over 40 courses, we have revised the materials to make them more user friendly, accessible, flexible, and to meet the needs of different courses (e.g. technical and non) and projects (e.g. long and short). In this second session, participants will be given access to a Canvas site we have developed with nine tools and associated assignments and modules. We will walk through the site and discuss what each tool is, when and how it can be used, and student feedback. The tools have been modified to ensure they can be used in online or hybrid courses. We will support participants as they think through how they might adapt these tools, assignments, and modules in their own courses and contexts. Our research shows these tools can improve equitable and effective teamwork by overcoming stereotypes, building student confidence, and minimizing task assignment bias. This session follows session #1, which focuses on the core of this set of tools, (digital) asset mapping. Those participating in session #2 who have not participated in session #1 are strongly recommended to participate in session #1, which takes place via Zoom on August 4, from 10am-12pm.