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Mini-Lesson: What is Bias? Understanding the College and University Environment

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Short Online Experience to Learn about this Core Topic

For Administrators, Faculty and Staff | College & University

About the Mini-Lesson

This mini-lesson for administrators, faculty and staff provides an introduction to implicit bias and explores how bias impacts campuses. Participants will learn and develop strategies they can use to create more equitable and inclusive communities.

ADL's mini-lessons are short, interactive, online lessons for educators and staff to learn about a core ADL topic, theme or activity.


This self-paced mini-lesson will enable you to:

  • Define implicit bias and recognize how it impacts our engagement with others.
  • Understand the science behind bias.
  • Learn how to challenge bias on college and university campuses.


15 minutes. Move at your own pace, pausing and resuming as needed.


Be sure you have audio capability to hear voice over explanations.