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Debiasing Committee Composition and Deliverable Processes

Schmidt, Ruth

It is generally recognized that more diverse decision-making panels make better decisions: including more perspectives reduces bias, increases transparency, and exposes more individuals to how decisions are made. But old habits die hard, and increasing the diversity of committees demands behavioral change. Here are some strategies that can help. Debiasing Committee Composition and Deliberative Processes is a one-page brief that identifies strategies for including more perspectives and reducing biases in the evaluation processes for hiring, promotion, tenure, and funding decisions. This tool includes ideas for building trust through transparency, taking a portfolio view to decision-making, fostering a diversity of opinion that invites all viewpoints, and expanding possibilities beyond historical norms. This

Developed with DORA under Project TARA (Tools to Advance Research Assessment) and funded by Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin
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