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Open workshop: Implicit Bias in Oral Assessment: The Case of Roskilde University

The meeting is open to all

Date: November 7, 2019, 10.00-14.30

Venue: Roskilde University, Universitetsvej 1, 4000 Roskilde

Registration: Email Link Arrow Donna Hurford 

The BATL SIG is delighted to invite you to a workshop on Bias and Assessment at Roskilde University. 

The workshop will include a presentation by Link Arrow Ditte Marie Munch-Jurisic and Link Arrow Eva Mayerhöffer  on their research findings from the project outlined below, followed by a workshop on assessment and bias. 
There will be time for some additional items and you are welcome to email your suggestions toLink Arrow Donna Hurford

The final program will be circulated later in October.

The workshop will be conducted in English. 

Presentation of the project
In the project, we look into the special case of oral group examinations of project work at Roskilde University and ask how implicit bias come into play in these oral assessments and what measures can be taken, at institutional as well as individual level, to mitigate such biases. We combine a literature review on implicit bias that maps out the different types of biases potentially at stake in oral assessment with autoethnography and informal focus groups with RUC teaching staff. Based on our empirical findings, we present and discuss six vignettes that illustrate a number of critical dimensions of oral assessment that require attention in order to mitigate potential implicit bias.

The research was done as part of our final report for the CUTL-certificate, The Certificate of University Teaching and Learning. At the same time, Ditte is researching implicit biases and dissemination more generally as part of her Carlsberg postdoctoral project: Link Arrow “Implicit bias: Don’t trust your gut feeling”.

SIG-meeting at DUN Conference 2019

The meeting is open to all.

May 28, 2019, 14.50-15.35

Venue: Radisson Blu H. C. Andersen Hotel, Claus Bergs Gade 7, 5000 Odense C

Come and hear about the BATL SIG and how it can be relevant for you and your courses and departments. Bias, both conscious and unconscious, can lead to discrimination and reduction in novelty, both of which contravene the principles of higher education. BATL’s focus is on how to address bias at universities, particularly in teaching, learning and assessment but also more widely in recruitment and promotion. At DUNK we shall share BATL members’ current ideas on ways to keep the SIG active and purposeful, and we shall welcome further ideas from you all. Looking forward to meeting you.

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First Face to Face Meeting - Bias Aware Teaching and Learning, BATL

The meeting is open to all.

 April 1, 2019, 12.00-15.00

Venue: IT University of Copenhagen, Room 2A08, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 Copenhagen S
The closest Metro stop is DR Byen

Registration Deadline: March 26, 2019

Registration: Email Donna Hurford Link Arrow dhu@sdu.dk and please write if you have any dietary needs.

This is a new DUN SIG, and we welcome interest from all working in Higher Education who share an interest in how to raise awareness of bias and address its impact on teaching, learning and assessment.

To keep the SIG as inclusive as possible, we are welcoming interest from colleagues in Denmark and Sweden. My proposal is that we use English as our lingua franca, however, let’s discuss this at our first meeting.

Please review the agenda and let me know if you would like to lead or co-lead any of the sessions. And, come prepared to share a 2 minute introduction about yourself, as noted in the agenda.

Meeting Host: Valeria Borsotti, Special Advisor - Diversity & Inclusion, T: (45) 7218 5294, Link Arrow vbor@itu.dk

(Timings will be adjusted, depending on how many of us attend the meeting)

12.00-12.30 Welcome, informal getting to know each orther over a sandwich lunch, tea and coffee.


Please come prepared to share a two minute introduction to you and your role in Higher Education and your interest in BATL.


Please review the current description of the Link Arrow BATL SIG, which includes purpose and objectives.
During this session, we shall discuss the current purpose and objectives of the SIG and decide on any editing. 

13.45-14.00 Break

14.00-14.45 Activity which invites us to focus on what do we want to achieve, learn, research, collaborate on, disseminate…  through the SIG in 2019 and maybe a more long-term perspective.

14.45-15.00 Next meeting
Are BATL SIG members planning to attend the Link Arrow DUN Conference? If so, we could host a meeting there.

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New SIG - opening meeting on Skype for Business

The meeting is open to all.

Date: November 28, 2018, 12.00-13.00

Venue: Skype for Business 

Registration:  Donna Hurford Link Arrow dhu@sdu.dk - you will be sent the link to join the Skype Meeting 

Welcome to Bias Aware Teaching and Learning, BATL, a new DUN SIG.

The first meeting will be by in Skype for Business. We are interested in recruiting individual members and in connecting with other DUN SIGs. If you are interested in attending the launch meeting and/or joining the SIG, email Donna Hurford Link Arrow dhu@sdu.dk and you will be sent the link to join the Skype Meeting.

All the best, 
Donna Hurford, SDU, and Emma Hammarlund, SDU, (BATL SIG Coordinators)

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Discover your own teaching biases and ways to address them - half-day course

Date: March 8, 2017, 13.00-16.00
Venue: University of Southern Denmark, Campus Odense

Info and registration 

There are places available on this half-day course. We all have biases. During this course we'll look into how they may influence our teaching, students' learning and assessment processes and most importantly, how we can limit their impact  by drawing on strategies from our and other universities' practices  and Link Arrow Inclusion Nudges .

Workshop teachers: Emma Hammarlund and Donna Hurford, University of Southern Denmark

The one-day workshop Stereotyping in science – from knowledge to action

The Festa group (Female empowerment in Science and Technology Academia) organize an exciting program with focus on actions to respect and utilize diversity within academia.

Date: 25th of August 2016

Further information will follow.

Eileen Trauth from Penn State will talk about Gender barriers in the Academy: Research-informed interventions

Date: 26th of October 2015, at 11.15-13.00

Link Arrow BMB seminar room , Southern University of Denmark, Campus Odense, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M

Registration: Send an email to Liv Baisner Link Arrow baisner@sdu.dk

Eileen Trauth also holds an open pedagogical course on ’Gender aware teaching, learning and assessment’.  

Perhaps something for you or teachers-to-be at your department.

Date: 29th of October 2015, at 9.00-13.00

Link Arrow Meeting room Comenius , Southern University of Denmark, Campus Odense, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M

Deadline: 20th of October 2015

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