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?

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 site) and a few examples of recommendations to take the … 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

“Creating an Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Research Environment: A Best Practices Guide for Recruitment, Hiring and Retention” – Canada Research Chairs (CRC)

I can't help but feel there is a giant finger wagging over me when I read the CRC's "Creating an Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Research Environment: A Best Practices Guide for Recruitment, Hiring and Retention." A few notables: One does not "provide" mandatory EDI training. Try, "Make EDI training mandatory for all committee members ..." … Continue reading “Creating an Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Research Environment: A Best Practices Guide for Recruitment, Hiring and Retention” – Canada Research Chairs (CRC)

Dalhousie online EDI courses: $575 for a 12hr self-paced, pre-recorded online course on looking inward to discover and think about your own biases.

$2,600 will get you an "Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion" certificate from Dalhousie University. Four courses, each worth a microcredential, are required in order to complete the certificate: "Equity, Diversity, and InclusionThis explores the struggles organizations face in achieving equity, inclusion, and harmonious environments. Through participation in the certificate, learners will explore ways to create safe … Continue reading Dalhousie online EDI courses: $575 for a 12hr self-paced, pre-recorded online course on looking inward to discover and think about your own biases.