Recognizing Hidden Bias in Professional Judgment

Wednesday, June 26, 2019: 4:15 PM-5:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere I (Walt Disney World Dolphin)

Live Streamed

Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Regulatory Implementation Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
Professional judgment is a privilege of aid administrators that assists us in providing practical solutions for exceptional situations. This subjective authority produces options and opportunities in an otherwise objective regulatory environment. Our decisions are critical to those affected, but do we pause to consider how our minds come up with our answers? Where did our opinions come from? This session will discuss expanding research on hidden biases from leading psychologists in the field. We will explore the implications of their findings and examine our own decisions as they relate to professional judgment and the lives we encounter every day.
Craig Slaughter (Kenyon College and DePauw University)
Mr. Daniel T Barkowitz (Valencia College)
Michael Birchett (Bluegrass Community & Technical College)