April 30, 2018

What You See is Not What You Get: Strategies for Overcoming Bias in Evaluation 345pm  -  515pm What You See is Not What You Get: Strategies for Overcoming Bias in Evaluation Salon A

What You See is Not What You Get: Strategies for Overcoming Bias in Evaluation

Kirsten Pagan, Student Engagement Platform Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs Assessment, Binghamton University

Miriam Bartschi, Assessment Consultant, Office of Student Affairs Assessment, Binghamton University

The session will begin by defining the problem of bias in assessment. Participants will explore this issue and identify actionable strategies to mitigate its effects. The presenters will facilitate dialogue among session attendees, following which the group will break-out into small teams with the purpose of applying session content to a plausible example. Through this workshop, session attendees will foster an awareness of personal biases, identify vulnerability for bias in the assessment process, discuss strategies to overcome information bias, and apply strategies to a “real world” example through a small group activity.