Implicit Bias Search Committee Training

All persons serving as members of search committees and all persons who participate in one or more of the functions of a search committee must complete the Integrated Implicit Bias Search Committee Training.

Implicit Bias Training for Search Committees

The Implicit Bias Training reflects the efforts of the Faculty Diversity Committee, as approved by Faculty Senate, the Provost, and the President during the 2017-18 academic year, to establish a faculty recruitment and hiring process that ensures both the excellence and diversity of our faculty members. The resulting training reflects the efforts of Diversity & Inclusion and Human Resources to provide an evidence-based implicit bias portion of the search committee training. During the 2020-21 academic year, Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with Human Resources, prepared an online Inclusive Excellence in Academic Searches module to increase accessibility for the training from any location.

Implicit Bias Search Committee Training Schedule

This training is now available online for all faculty through their Canvas account. To access the training, log in to Canvas with your NetID and search the courses on the left side of the screen. Select the Implicit Bias Search Committee modules. Search committee members, including search chairs, are required to attend this training.

This workshop will discuss how to promote diversity and manage implicit bias in faculty searches. We will also address the search process, the roles of the search chair and the committee, as well as other issues that can affect the fairness of a search.

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Search Committee Resources

The search toolkit includes a variety of resources to use during the search process including information about placement goals, a checklist and interview evaluation rubric, dual career assistance program information, additional information letter, offer questionnaires, and so much more.

Search Committee Toolkit