Learning and Development Series

If your LAU is interested in a departmental training, email Dr. Millie Rivera, Director of Faculty Diversity, Inclusion, and Well-being.

All workshops will be held virtually in Fall 2021. Please register for your workshop(s) of choice. 

Supporting Faculty Inclusive Excellence, I: Strategies for Diverse Recruitment

Exclusively focuses on providing colleges/schools, LAUs and faculty effective tools and strategies to enhance the diversity of their applicant pools. 

Fall 2021:

  • September 15 from 10:00-11:00am 
  • September 28 from noon-1:00pm 
  • October 26 from 11:00-noon
  • November 1 from 2:00-3:00pm

Supporting Faculty Inclusive Excellence, II: Strategies for Diverse Hiring 

Based on University of Michigan’s STRIDE (Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence), this series focuses on how to write a non-biased job announcement, review applications, shortlist applicants, interview initial shortlisted candidates, plan/manage the campus visit, and final review of candidates who go through campus interview process. It also presents research about implicit bias and mitigating its effects. 

Fall 2021:

  • September 13 from noon-1:30pm
  • October 20 from 9:00-10:30am

Supporting Faculty Inclusive Excellence, III: Equitable Evaluation of RPT Dossiers 

Based on University of Michigan’s STRIDE (Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence), this series focuses on how certain criteria effectively exclude certain faculty; the role of schemas and implicit bias in the review of a candidate’s performance; and bias in a variety of domains (e.g., the grants application process, student evaluations, evaluation letters). The program addresses how the accumulation of these issues creates advantages and disadvantages among certain groups of faculty. Finally, it presents research on how parental or other types of leave can negatively impact the evaluation of faculty members. 

Fall 2021:

  • September 22 from 9:00-10:00am
  • October 11 from noon-1:00pm
  • November 15 from 2:30-4:00pm