Mary Gates Scholar Reviewers
This page is intended for faculty, staff and community partners who participate in one or more of our selection committees. To connect to our online review system, check your email for the appropriate link; the link changes quarterly so you will need a new link each time you review.
Connect to online system and view applications
Please contact Mary Gates Endowment staff if you need the appropriate link sent to you again; we are available at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-616-3925.
Resources to Avoid Implicit Bias during Application Review
The Mary Gates Endowment for Students strives to be inclusive of all UW undergraduate students. To help us ensure an equitable and fair process, we ask reviewers to familiarize themselves with resources designed to minimize the impact of implicit bias in the evaluation process. There are many available online, but we have found the following to be helpful starting points:
- Bias and the Application Process, Inside Higher Ed (April 29, 2016) https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/04/29/how-avoid-bias-when-reviewing-applications-essay
- Journals and Funders Confront Implicit Bias in Peer Review, AAAS (27 May 2016) https://www.aaas.org/news/journals-and-funders-confront-implicit-bias-peer-review
- State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review, 2016 Edition, published by Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Oregon State University. http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/implicit-bias-2016.pdf
- Project Implicit – Resources for researchers and organizations, including link for individuals to take a variety of Implicit Association Tests (including role play of selection committee member for an academic honor society). http://www.projectimplicit.net/index.html