Biases in Research and Beyond

Biases in research

Biases in Research and Beyond

In line with the Faculty Research Council's implementation of the UCCS 2030 strategic planning Research Framework Initiative to "Ensure accountability and bias-free implementation of research-related policies, incentives, and programs" we are excited to launch the Biases in Research and Beyond: Literacy Reference Guide.

What Is It?

Encompassing more than just the research process, this guide brings together our collective wisdom on bias in academic and non-academic workplaces. Articles, books, toolkits, and more are organized into eleven folders in a collaborative RefWorks collection: 

  • Alternate Paths to Promotion in the Academy: criticisms, assessments, and alternatives of/for research, scholarly & creative contribution, instruction, service; impediments to promotion in academia​​​​​
     
  • Annual Review Processes & Portfolios: with an institutional perspective, how faculty are assessed for tenure and promotion 
     
  • Assessments of Faculty Workload: items related to the assessment of faculty productivity and production 
     
  • Campus Climate & Community Wellbeing: how the characteristics of a campus impact people
     
  • COVID-19 Impacts: How the pandemic impacts academic outcomes and processes, and can contribute to inequities in unforeseen ways.
     
  • Individual Characteristics (academic workplaces): how characteristics like race, gender, ability, national origin, etc impact the work life of people in academic workplaces
  • Individual Characteristics (non-academic workplaces): how characteristics like race, gender, ability, national origin, etc impact the work life of people in non-academic workplaces 
     
  • Mission & Institution: how institutional goals impact people at those institutions 
     
  • NSF Advance: content relating to this program dedicated to broadening participation in STEM and social science fields, funded by the National Science Foundation 
     
  • Organizational Structure: management styles, organizational hierarchies, and critiques and assessments thereof 
     
  • Tenure & Promotion Processes & Portfolios: with an individual perspective, how faculty navigate the tenure and promotion process  
     
  • Tenure Track vs. Non-Tenure Track: content that captures the differences in the experiences of tenure track (professors) and non-tenure track (instructors) faculty 

A Living Resource

We hope that this collection will continue to grow, not only from our knowledge but from yours. There is a short form for anyone to suggest a new resource for inclusion.