Retrieving Your “Lived Experience” From the Baggage Reclamation Centre.

I just posted the following on my other blog. I thought it appropriate to post here as well. Yes, the drawing is my work. - P Retrieving your "lived experience" from the baggage reclamation centre. This Pam-toon was inspired by two curiosities. I wondered how coherent it would be for an amnesiac to recount her … Continue reading Retrieving Your “Lived Experience” From the Baggage Reclamation Centre.

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Upcoming! Free Online Conference: EDI and Academic Freedom.

PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY: Dear colleagues,  Please join us on April 20 & 21, 2023, for a free, online conference on EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion) and academic freedom.  Complete program and registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/edi-and-academic-freedom-an-honest-dialogue-tickets-565620194227  Most Canadian universities and colleges now have specific initiatives and plans around equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). These include prioritizing the development of … Continue reading Upcoming! Free Online Conference: EDI and Academic Freedom.

Friday Reading List.17/02/2023.

Unconscious/Implicit Bias. 12 reasons to be skeptical. Diversity. A paper on the lack of ideological diversity in the discipline of philosophy and worries about its implications for reliable belief formation. Academic freedom. A recent Canadian university cancelation and two articles concerning academic freedom. One provides a brief history, the other illustrates the risks scholars across … Continue reading Friday Reading List.17/02/2023.

Friday Reading List. 27/01/23

Miscellaneous Social Phenomena and The Possible Relations-to or Implications-for EDI (Today: The Beauty Premium) Modes of questioning EDI-related policy, programmes, initiatives, and discourse. (Today: Stylistic Diversity) Mandatory EDI-Related Training (Today: Diversity and Implicit Bias) Academic Mobbing 1.MISCELLANEOUS SOCIAL PHENOMENA AND THEIR POSSIBLE RELATIONS-TO OR IMPLICATIONS-FOR EDI A Challenge for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The "Beauty … Continue reading Friday Reading List. 27/01/23

Friday Reading List. 06/01/2023. (Theme: Implicit Bias)

Six subheadings in this entry: 1) About the overarching EDI initiative in Canadian universities 2) Canadian Universities, Implicit Bias & EDI, examples 3) Why are some reluctant to criticise EDI programmes? 4) Hunting Implicit Biases (e.g anonymous reporting and bias incident response teams) 5) Questions and Controversy Around the Accuracy of Tests, the Efficacy of … Continue reading Friday Reading List. 06/01/2023. (Theme: Implicit Bias)

Open Science Framework (OSF), Articles Critical of the IAT and Implicit Bias

Implicit Bias is a core concept in EDI initiatives. On August 15, 2022 I posted: "Ethical Considerations of the Harvard Implicit Association Test. Are Canadian University EDI Offices Complying With These Guidelines?" You will find a growing repository of articles critical of the IAT and Implicit Bias, here. OSF, Articles Critical of the IAT and Implicit … Continue reading Open Science Framework (OSF), Articles Critical of the IAT and Implicit Bias

Meet: Lee Jussim, Social Psychologist and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University

Lee Jussim is a social psychologist and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. Here's a general overview of Jussim and his research[1] (footnotes mine): General I am a social psychologist and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers New Brunswick’s Psychology Department.  I have served as Department Chair twice (2010-2013; 2018-2022).  I am a founding member … Continue reading Meet: Lee Jussim, Social Psychologist and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University

What is the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS)?And what has the CSPS to do with EDI in universities?

Why care? The presidents of the Federal Research Granting Agencies — NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR — are Public Service Leaders and so are subject to some of the following curricula. According to the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) website, The Canada School of Public Service leads the government's enterprise-wide approach to learning by providing a common, standardized … Continue reading What is the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS)?And what has the CSPS to do with EDI in universities?

Ethical Considerations of the Harvard Implicit Association Test. Are Canadian University EDI Offices Complying With These Guidelines?

See also an extensive bibliography on Implicit Bias, this site. The Harvard Implicit Association Test (IAT) is often recommended by the EDI offices of Canadian Universities to discover one's unconscious biases. Unconscious biases are a cornerstone of the justification for EDI programs. Below, please find the Ethical Considerations page of Harvard's Project Implicit (IAT test … Continue reading Ethical Considerations of the Harvard Implicit Association Test. Are Canadian University EDI Offices Complying With These Guidelines?

Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Unconscious Bias Training Module

If you have a spare 17:29 minutes, you might work through the interactive version of the CRC's Bias in Peer Review — Unconscious Bias Training Module. If time is short, text and print options are also available. Or, scroll through the copy at the end of this post. If you choose the interactive version, don't … Continue reading Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Unconscious Bias Training Module