Is your university doing all the right things to appropriately influence faculty applicant pool diversity?
If you are involved in efforts to improve faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion during faculty recruitment at your institution, you’re going to want to consider this detailed checklist of concrete, actionable best practices.
As colleges and universities shift to electronic systems for managing the hiring process, progressive institutions are using a new generation of best practices for building a diverse faculty and advancing inclusive excellence. These frontier strategies provide actionable, data-driven guidance customized 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 a wealth of specific changes to which you can point to gauge your institution’s follow-through on faculty 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
- Advancing ongoing efforts institution-wide