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Webinars are hosted by the Pew FTLC from time to time. Many of these opportunities are the result of faculty interest in a particular offering. Webinar Facilitation Grants are designed to bring together a group of interested faculty to collectively view a live or recorded webinar and follow up with a group discussion.  The format is a cost-effective onsite alternative to conference travel.  The grant is awarded to a faculty member who agrees to facilitate the event.  Funding covers the webinar registration fee and (optional) refreshments for the meeting. For more information about the grant, please follow the link below. 

Winter 2016

Overcoming Implicit Bias in Higher Education: How to Recruit, Hire, Manage, and Retain a Diverse Team of Academic Faculty

Date: Tuesday, March 22
Time: 2 - 3:30pm
Location: 3068 JHZ

Facilitator: Christine Rener, Pew FTLC

Get strategies you can use to recruit, hire, and sustain a more diverse team of academic faculty and staff. Listen as Dr. Mathew Ouellett explains the role that implicit bias can play at each stage of the search process. You'll learn about results from the latest research on implicit bias and get proven strategies you can use to anticipate and reduce its effects on the three key stages of the search process: recruiting, hiring, and managing. Even with the best of intentions, implicit bias in your recruiting and hiring process can reduce your school's chances of creating and sustaining the diverse team you're trying to achieve. Implicit bias refers to subtle cognitive processes that can happen so fast that they often operate below conscious awareness. But they can still affect the actions you take and the decisions you make. Recent research helps us better understand the role that implicit bias can play in the faculty recruitment process and in hiring decisions. Because we're all vulnerable to implicit bias, knowing what it is, how it can influence your decisions, and the practical strategies you can use to reduce its impact are key to increasing your chances of hiring and retaining a more culturally diverse faculty for your school. This is something that recent studies have also shown can provide significant benefits to your students. For more information, contact Christine Rener -

CES EduPackWebinar - Presented by Granta Design

Date: Tuesday, April 5
Time: 1 - 2pm
John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering (KEN) 344, Pew Campus
Facilitator: Huihui Qi, Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

CES EduPack™ is the world-leading teaching resource for materials in engineering, science, processing, design and sustainable development. It inspires and engages students in courses related to materials or process, provides reliable date, promotes inter-disciplinary learning and projects. If you need a software for materials and process selection for your teaching or scholarship, join us for this webinar, to discover the benefit of CES EduPack! For more information, contact Huihui Qi -