A diverse faculty body is essential for excellence in research, teaching, service, and it contributes to a climate of inclusion on campus. Hiring and promoting faculty from diverse backgrounds also diversifies the senior administrative leadership pipeline. Despite their best efforts, however, many universities struggle to achieve diversity goals.
This webinar, co-hosted by the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU), and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), is part of a series intended to stimulate discussion and engage university leaders around topics from the recent report Increasing Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce: Actions for Improving Evidence, supported by the National Institutes of Health. During this webinar, speakers will explore evidence-based practices for faculty hiring as well as promising practices that could benefit from further testing. The webinar hosts will also share information about an upcoming project to pilot these promising practices, with the goal of improving evidence for strategies that work.
The webinar will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Click here to register.
Who should attend this webinar? Anyone interested in faculty recruitment and hiring, particularly as a strategy to further diversify the scientific workforce. Interested individuals may include university leaders and administrators, deans, chairs of faculty search committees and admissions committees, diversity professionals, and faculty.