FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS FALL 2018
Please join us for the Office of the Provost’s annual workshops for new department chairs, faculty leaders, associate deans, diversity search advisors, and faculty members participating in searches. These workshops are intended to orient and support new academic leaders and provide useful information to faculty involved in the important process of recruiting new colleagues.
All sessions are held from 12-1:30 pm in College Hall Room 205. Lunch is provided. Click on the link for any session to register.
Recent research in psychology, neuroscience, and the social sciences has made strides in understanding how automatic processes in the brain shape our perceptions, our actions, and our decision-making. Even individuals who hold egalitarian beliefs can unconsciously rely on stereotyping in the context of hiring, promotion, and everyday interactions with colleagues. Within university, these biases can affect hiring, tenure and promotion, compensation and leadership opportunities, and mentorship of students and junior faculty. Research also gives us insights into how we can override our biases to bring them more in line with our conscious values. These sessions or some other School based orientation to bias research are required for faculty members involved in faculty searches, and recommended for anyone interested in best practices in the area of diversity and inclusion.
Friday, October 12 OR
Tuesday, October 23
New Diversity Search Advisors are required to attend one of these sessions, which will cover the research on latent bias as well as an overview of the responsibilities of the DSA role. Sessions are open to any DSA’s interested in attending a refresher session, or anyone who would appreciate a latent bias workshop and who is not able to attend the two previous ones for search committee members.