Addressing Conflicts Related to Bias, Privilege, and Identity in the STEM Classroom



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Gain confidence in your ability to address identity-based conflicts in your classroom.


Faculty in the STEM disciplines can often feel unprepared to address identity-based conflict in the classroom because the themes are not embedded in the course content. Even those who want to have tough conversations regarding identity, bias, and privilege can feel inadequately equipped to facilitate a conversation when a conflict arises. You may be asking yourself: What if I say something wrong? What if I make things worse?

No matter the discipline, these crucial conversations are coming up in every learning space across higher ed and avoiding them is not an option. Every instructor can prepare to notice identity-based conflict and intervene to reduce harm. Join us for a highly interactive virtual workshop that provides a supportive space to learn about the types of conflict that can arise, and how to facilitate microinterventions to confront bias and create more equitable learning environments.


Who Should Attend

The content will be tailored to faculty working in STEM fields who want to feel more prepared to address identity-based conflicts that arise in their classrooms. Faculty from other disciplines are welcome to join.

Limited Attendance

In order to ensure a high-quality learning experience, we have intentionally designed this Virtual Training to have a limited number of total attendees. To ensure access from both paying participants and also from those who have an All-Inclusive membership, when the membership cap is reached, only paying participants can register after that point (while spaces are still available). If you have questions about whether this program is right for you, please contact us.

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April 29, 2021

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern


Understanding types of identity-based conflict

Learn about five types of identity-based challenges and how they might appear in your classroom:

  • Implicit bias
  • Microaggressions
  • Stereotyping
  • Tokenism
  • Only-ness



Strategies to intervene, facilitate conversations, and reduce harm

After learning strategies to respond to identity-based conflicts in your classroom, you will have the opportunity to discuss experiences from your classes, ask questions, receive feedback, and prepare to intervene in future conflicts.


Portrait of Chandani Patel

Chandani Patel

Director, Global Diversity Education, Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation, New York University

Chandani provides strategic direction for the global diversity education area within the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation. She focuses particularly on creating inclusive teaching and learning environments for students, faculty, and staff and is committed to advancing a more equitable higher education landscape.

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