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TCC (Brighton Campus): Spring Conversation #1 - Reality Check: Implicit Bias

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12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

Please join us on Monday, Feb. 3, from 12:00-12:50 p.m., in 12-201, as the TCC resumes the year-long focus on Cia Verschelden's book Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization.

In this conversation, we will look to Verna Myers for how and why we should lean in to our biases. We will take the Harvard Implicit Association test and gain some insight into our own implicit biases. Discussion will center around our impressions of the results and what we can do about it.

Part II of Bandwidth Recovery focuses on socio/psychological underminers that impact students’ in higher education. Understanding our own implicit biases is a first step towards taking positive action to help students recover bandwidth.

If possible, please bring a smartphone, tablet or laptop to access the online test.


All faculty and staff are welcome.

Questions or comments? Please contact Amy Burtner, Brighton Faculty Chair for the TCC (


This event is designed to meet the following goals of the Teaching and Creativity Center:

  • Create a culture of critical reflection, continual growth, and faculty collaboration
  • Value our diversity and promote inclusivity

The particular outcomes for this conversation are for participants to make progress towards:

  • Utilizing critical reflection and evaluation of teaching practice, and
  • Identifying one’s own cultural bias


SPONSOR: Teaching and Creativity Center
CONTACT: Amy Burtner (