Academic Affairs: Anti-Bias and Cultural Awareness Program

 

The following dates are only available to faculty and staff members under Provost Cowley in Academic Affairs as a part of the Anti-Bias & Cultural Awareness Program. These individuals may search for the course title on the Training Calendar in UNT Bridge and under the “Recommended by UNT” section on their "My Learning" page. Please email AskTraining@unt.edu for further questions regarding access to these courses.

Bias Awareness and Perceptions Training

Objective: In this course, learners will discuss their identities and how biases are institutionalized, internalized, and interpersonal. Through small and large group activities we will move from the identification of biases in your life and how they impact perceptions to how we are socialized to hold these biases in the first place. Finally, we will discuss how to use cultural humility as a tool to move us toward improving awareness of biases and intentional inclusion. Prerequisite to Microaggressions and Inclusive Language.

 

Microaggressions and Inclusive Language

Objective: In this session, learners will continue with concepts introduced in Bias Awareness and Perceptions to identify microaggressions stemming from our biases, perceptions, and socialization. Learners will be able to differentiate the type of bias (behavioral, environmental, or language based and how they can overlap) and how to describe the intent, impact, and assumptions in microaggressive actions and speech. The learner will leave with tools to identify and address microaggressions in our language moving from a biased to more precise way to speak with one another. Completion of Bias Awareness and Perceptions required.