Content is free of cultural, racial, religious, gender, ability, identity, and age bias.
Points: 3 (Essential)
- Imbalance & Selectivity—Does your content perpetuate bias by presenting only one interpretation of an issue, situation, or group of people?
- Invisibility—Does your content exclude or omit a group? Is a group marginalized or viewed as less important?
- Linguistic Bias—Does the language level of your content imply bias related to race/ethnicity, gender, accents, age, (dis)ability and sexual orientation?
- Unreality—Does your content present an unrealistic portrayal of our history and our contemporary life experience? Does it avoid or gloss over controversial topics?
- Fragmentation—Does your content separate issues related to marginalized groups to imply that these issues are less important than and not a part of the cultural mainstream?
- Stereotyping—Does your content portray traditional, rigid views that limit the abilities and potential of a group?
- Guidelines for Promoting an Anti-Bias and Inclusive Curriculum (article)
- The Upstate Bias Checklist: A Checklist for Assessing Bias in Health Professions Education (interactive checklist)
See also this Equity-minded Chapter Review Final Checklist for open textbooks.