In addition to understanding the relevant policies, Diversity Search Advisors (DSAs) and faculty members involved in searches are expected to participate in some form of bias education at least once every three years. To meet this requirement, DSAs and search committee members may complete bias training provided by the Provost’s Office as well as bias training offered by Schools, departments, and other organizations.
This year the Provost’s Office is offering a new asynchronous course through Workday Learning, as well as two in-person bias training workshops.
The asynchronous course is evidence based, developed for faculty by faculty, and has specific scenarios that reflect situations that occur during faculty searches and other aspects of faculty work. The training was developed by faculty at the University of New Hampshire with funding from the National Science Foundation (read more about the training here). To register for the course, please email Colleen McEntee at email@example.com.
Information about the two in-person workshops and resources regarding discussed topics are detailed below. The in-person sessions were not recorded to create a safe space for attendees to freely engage in discussion.
We recognize the advantages and limitations of both online training and in-person training. Our hope is that these different approaches will appeal to different learning styles and provide varied opportunities for engagement in these important issues.
This year, the Office of the Provost is offering an asynchronous bias training course through Canvas. The training is funded by the National Science Foundation and was developed by University of New Hampshire faculty (read more about the training here). It is evidence based and developed by faculty for faculty.
Register for the course with this form and you will be invited to participate in the course through Canvas. Please allow at least 5-7 business days to process the registration. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To take a curricular approach to bias training, this workshop will review and debrief the cases presented in the asynchronous training and discuss ways to push beyond individual instances of bias.
The Office of the Provost is excited to offer an in-person workshop to supplement the asynchronous bias training and continue engagement throughout the semester. Please RSVP with the Qualtrics survey below. If there are questions about bias training and requirements, please contact Connie Chang at email@example.com.
The Office of the Provost is excited to offer an in-person workshop to supplement the asynchronous bias training and continue engagement throughout the semester.
Rubrics and other evaluation criteria are powerful tools that can act as guardrails in bias prevention throughout the faculty search process. In this interactive session, we will discuss and strategize best practices on how to utilize rubrics to promote equity and excellence.