Diversifying the faculty initiative

search team process partners

What:   Members of the faculty with strong experience on search teams serve as ex-officio member consultants to provide helpful support, advice, and process insights on issues of good search management, including, but not limited to, building deep, diverse, candidate pools. These persons also serve as information conduits on the needs of committees.

How:   Persons with known strengths/experience are recruited, participate in a preparatory workshop, assigned to committees outside of their college, liaison with search chairs, attend search committee meetings, and provided a stipend for this work.

Why:   Having a skilled outsider who has no stake in a search can be a valuable resource to search teams as they plan and execute their work. Furthermore, they have the outsider ability to key in on group dynamics and alert the chair or team to activities that are or have the potential to negatively impact process and/or send negative messages to candidates.

 

Process Partners: 

 

Eliezer Bermudez
Associate
Professor
Department of Health, Safety & Environmental Health Sciences

Michele Boyer
Professor & Chair
Department of Communication Disorders
and Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

Ron Dunbar
Professor & Chair
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Denise Collinsdiversity
Associate Professor
Department of Educational Leadership,
Administration & Foundations

Hema Ganapathy-Coleman
Associate Professor
Department of Communication Disorders
and Counseling, School, and Educational
Psychology

Betsy Hine
Emeriti Faculty
Cunningham Memorial Library

Dale Ann O’Neil
Emeriti Faculty
Department of Nursing

Tom Sauer
Emeriti Faculty
Department of English