Faculty Hiring Committee Training
Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions seek to explore a scalable, systematic change to the university URM hiring culture through partnership with campus experts and actively engaging with STEM departments. While many campuses have established training opportunities, PAI developed training videos as an additional resource that universities can use for faculty and staff that are serving as a faculty search committee chair or member, department heads, and administrators working with faculty search committees.
The PAI training videos for faculty hiring committees is a tool that coaches faculty members on becoming leaders in diversity hiring—that is, exposing search committees to resources regarding unconscious bias and the compelling benefits of having a diverse faculty. These resources are aimed at mitigating negative racial and ethnic biases and perceptions among those involved in the hiring process. The videos are intended to be used as part of an interactive workshop to engage faculty in discussion of situations during a faculty search where bias is often played out.
Big Ten Academic Alliance Directory
The Big Ten Academic Alliance Directory is a listing of PAI participants. The Directory is designed to increase the visibility of postdoctoral scholars who bring diverse perspectives and experiences to higher education. The directory is promoted among hiring committees at Big Ten Academic Alliance member universities. The searchable, online database is a publicly accessible recruitment tool for any faculty search committee.
University of Illinois • Indiana • University of Iowa • University of Michigan • Michigan State University • University of Minnesota • University of Nebraska-Lincoln • Northwestern University • Ohio State University • Pennsylvania State University • University of Wisconsin-Madison
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under AGEP-Transformation #1309028 and #1309173. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
About NSF AGEP
AGEP Transformation Alliance projects are collaborative research projects representing new strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study evidence-based models to transform doctoral education, postdoctoral training, and faculty advancement for historically underrepresented minorities in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields. Embedded social science and education research contributes to the knowledge base about how transformational models eliminate or mitigate negative factors and promote positive policies and practices for historically underrepresented minorities.