Best Practices Checklist: Academic Diversity + Equality Excellence
Is your institution doing all the right things to appropriately influence academic diversity and equality in hiring, review and promotion?
If you are involved in efforts to improve academic diversity, equity, and inclusion during academic recruitment at your institution, you’re going to want to consider this detailed checklist of concrete, actionable best practices.
As universities shift to electronic systems for hiring, promotion and review, progressive institutions are using a new generation of best practices for building a diverse academic staff and advancing inclusive excellence. These frontier strategies provide actionable, data-driven guidance customised for each department and help administrators surface institutional trends, set priorities, and make smarter decisions about allocating scarce resources.
This best practices checklist from Interfolio should give you a starting point, with specific changes to which you can point to gauge your institution’s follow-through on academic staff diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments.
The checklist poses questions about common methods for:
Building the foundation for data-driven recruiting strategies
Advancing inclusive excellence in individual searches