2020-2021 Summary of Bias Incidents

2020-2021 Bias Incident Reports

Submitted by Bias Incident Reporting Team

A total of 29 bias incident reports were submitted during the 2020-2021 academic year. For four of the reports, the bias was aimed at multiple protected identities. We note that, in every case of reports indicating multiple protected groups, race was one of the identities.

Race/ethnicity            16

Sexual orientation      6

National origin           8         

Other                          3

Submitted by:

Students:         17

Faculty/staff:   5

Anonymous:   7

The 29 reports were handled in the following ways:

  • 11 reports indicated bias
    • 9 of these reports were referred for investigation
    • 2 of these reports were handled through restorative practices
  • 13 reports did not appear to indicate bias
    • 8 of these reports resulted in restorative practices, mediation, or dialogue between involved parties
  • 5 reports appeared to indicate bias but the person responsible was unknown

Submitted by Bias incident Reporting Team:

Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion and BIRT chair

John O’Connor, Assistant Dean of Student Life

Pat Gagnon, Assistant Vice President, Safety & Security

Rance Davis, Associate Dean of Student Life

Mark Denaci, Associate Professor of Art and Art History

Laura Rediehs, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Debra Mousaw, Director of Human Resources