Add additional faculty diversity advocates to search processes
In 2015-2016 Arts & Sciences piloted a program to make a faculty diversity advocate available to several faculty search committees. In the coming year, the pilot is expanding to include all active tenure-track searches in Arts & Sciences. In addition, across all Schools, search committees will be trained and supported to run an inclusive search that yields a diverse, highly-qualified, candidate pool.
Professor Michelle Warren (Professor of Comparative Literature and Faculty Coordinator, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship) is serving as a diversity consultant to faculty searches in the Arts & Sciences. In this capacity she will meet regularly with a designated member of each faculty search committee to share information and strategies for conducting inclusive searches that recruit diverse pools of highly qualified candidates. This will include resources on diverse canddiates who are completing their doctorates, information on top fellowships and minority scholar programs, and strategies for addressing implicit bias in the search.
The 2016-17 recruitment season began in spring 2016 and runs through spring 2016.