Achieving Equity and Transparency

Many institutions find themselves unequipped to promote equitable academic hiring and promotion practices because they lack transparency and standardization around committee work on campus. 

Familiar Questions about Equity

We’ve found that campus partners have similar questions when it comes to equity blindspots at their institutions. For instance:

  • Are all hiring and tenure candidates given equal consideration at your institution?
  • Are all committee members contributing equally to academic decision making?
  • Are standard criteria being set to assure fairness in every search and promotion deliberation?
  • Are job posts being written to different standards in different departments?
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Standardize Campus, Customize Departments

Often, decentralization means that it’s hard to even observe what various departments are doing—preventing institutions from taking action to ensure fair academic decisions.

So how can institutions make hiring and promotion more equitable and fair?

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