Diversifying Graduate Admissions

Constituency: Grad students
Office: Office of Graduate Education

Admissions processes are inherently biased, but can we make them better? In four workshops, we will aim to: (1) examine literature on diversity and predictors of success in science/academia; (2) design and propose a holistic admissions rubric; and (3) discuss how to negotiate with program/department administrators. Topics will include bias (unconscious bias, performance bias, bias in publishing and funding), the myth of meritocracy, and ambient belonging.

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