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On The Line-An Interactive Theatre Experience Illustrating Biases
On The Line is a performance by professional actors merged into a workshop format featuring a living case study that interactively engages participants to strategize and test ways to mitigate bias and equity in tenure, promotion and reappointment (TPR) discussions and decisions. In the first half of the workshop, professional actors portray a subtle and complex scenario involving a department’s TPR committee formally discussing whether one of their junior colleagues should be awarded tenure. Post-show interaction, guided by a facilitator, allows audiences to unpack particular statements in the scenario and try out intervention ideas. Most recently, On The Line was presented as a plenary for deans as part of the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusions Conference in New Orleans, at SFU, and Oregon State.

Join us for this event, which is part of ADVANCE at Michigan Tech's Academy for Responsive Leadership (ARL) ( ADVANCE at Michigan Tech is an NSF-funded initiative dedicated to improving faculty career success, retention, diversity, equity, and inclusion. To learn more about our mission, programming efforts, and to check out our growing collection of resources, contact us via email (, visit our website ( or stop by our office in Library 102B.

Nov 23, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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