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Better Letters: Equitable Practices for Writing, Reading, and Soliciting Letters of Recommendation

Sunday, Oct 27th 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Engineering Building II, Room 203

Letters of recommendation are frequently used in graduate admissions processes to glean additional information and assess traits that may go unnoticed in the review of an applicant’s file. This workshop will explore common biases found in letters of recommendation. Participants will engage in activities designed to increase their awareness of strategies for mitigating biases found in letters of recommendation. The workshop is designed to help attendees develop the skill-set to manage the common equity dilemmas inherent in soliciting, promoting, and assessing letters of recommendation.

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