Searching for Excellence & Diversity®

A Workshop Series for Faculty Search Committees

This workshop provides faculty with information, advice, and techniques for:

  • Running effective and efficient search committees
  • Recruiting a highly qualified pool of diverse candidates
  • Understanding the potential influence of unconscious bias on evaluation of candidates
  • Ensuring a fair and thorough review of candidates
  • Developing and implementing an effective interview process
  • Successfully hiring selected candidates

Resources for search committees

Not at UW-Madison?

We’ve held Searching for Excellence & Diversity® workshops at dozens of colleges and universities, and can arrange to come to yours.

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Workshop Schedule

Summer 2019:  June 18, 9:30am-12:30pm, Room 2065 Mechanical Engineering

This 3-hour session will cover all stages of the search process.  It is intended for members of faculty search committees that will begin recruiting applicants before the fall semester.  Registration is required. Please click here to register.

Fall 2019:  Check back here in August 2019 for the Fall schedule

Please contact WISELI for more information or to schedule a session for a particular school or college.

Fall 2018 UW-Madison Sessions

Cross-College Workshops

CALS, COE, L&S, and other schools and colleges

Session 1

Fri Sept 14, 9:30-11:30am | REGISTER

Tue Sept 18, 10a-noon | REGISTER

Thu Oct 4, 2-4pm | REGISTER

Session 2

Fri Sept 14, 9:30-11:30am | REGISTER

Tue Sept 18, 10a-noon | REGISTER

Thu Oct 4, 2-4pm | REGISTER

UW School of Medicine & Public Health Workshops

Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine

Thu Oct 23, 9am-noon | REGISTER

Please complete your registration at least one week before the date of the first session you will attend. If you cannot attend any scheduled sessions, please contact Eve Fine for additional options.

Workshop materials

Searching for Excellence and Diversity: A Guide for Search Committees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (PDF). Members of the UW–‍Madison community can contact WISELI to obtain hard copies of this guidebook.

Reviewing Applicants:  Research on Bias and Assumptions (PDF). A brochure summarizing research on unintentional biases and assumptions and their potential influence on evaluation of faculty candidates. Members of the UW–‍Madison community can contact WISELI to obtain printed copies of this brochure.

Resources

WISELI Resources

UW-Madison Resources

Office of the Provost

Office of Equity and Diversity (OED)

The Office of Equity and Diversity provides valuable resources for diversifying the workforce including:

The Office of Human Resources (OHR)

The Office of Human Resources produces the online Recruitment Toolkit which provides valuable information and resources for recruiting applicants. OHR employs a Recruitment Specialist, Adin Palau, who can provide you with advice and recommendations for recruiting diverse and excellent applicants. OHR also provide information about UW-Madison and its benefits to prospective faculty.

Relevant Publications and Media Coverage