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Thursday, May 19, 2022

ASCA Webinar - Identifying and Countering Common Cognitive Biases

Start Date: 5/19/2022 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 5/19/2022 3:00 PM EDT

Organization Name: Association for Student Conduct Administration

Léna Crain
Email: lena.kavaliauskas@gmail.com
Phone: (979) 589-4604

Sponsor: Association for Student Conduct Administration

Cognitive biases are unconscious adjustments to thinking, shaped by memory and environment. These shortcuts and patterns in thought aid in evolutionary success, decision making, and efficient perception of stimuli, but left unexamined, can also present as errors and harmful prejudices. Whether situating a judgment in the first sentence of an incident report (anchoring bias), interpreting information as supporting a preexisting idea (confirmation bias), or perceiving data based on the sentiment that accompanies it (framing effect), examples of cognitive errors among reporting sources, responding students, and conduct educators are plentiful in student conduct and conflict resolution. Understanding cognitive errors is essential to identifying and mitigating biases in decision makers and processes and to inclusive excellence. This session will define and provide examples of twenty common cognitive biases and provide training and structural strategies for navigating these biases.

Léna Crain, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Student
Bucknell University

Dr. Léna Crain is the Associate Dean of Students for Conduct, Health, and Wellness at Bucknell University. She is an experienced builder of collegiate conflict resolution programs centered on community building, restorative principles, and dialogue through difference. Léna received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. She serves on the ASCA Board of Directors and as Track Coordinator for the Restorative Justice track in the Gehring Academy, where she served as a 2019 Faculty Fellow.

Registration Rate:
ASCA Members: $29
Non-Members: $49
ASCA Student Member: $15

A Zoom link will be provided the morning of the meeting. If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the ASCA Central Office at asca@theasca.org or 979-589-4604 as soon as possible.

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Registration is Closed
Closed: 5/18/2022 11:45 PM

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