Recruitment and Selection for a Diverse Faculty
What: Regional event to provide information, advice, and techniques that will help faculty run more effective and efficient search committees, diversify their applicant pools, their interviewed candidates, the offers they make, and ultimately the new faculty they hire. Open to interested faculty, administrators, and staff of colleges and universities in central Pennsylvania.
This workshop is based on and adapted from “Searching for Excellence and Diversity®,” a workshop developed by WISELI: Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute®.
When: Tuesday, November 6, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Dixon University Center, Admin. Bldg., Conf. Rm. B & C, 2986 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Cost: $40.00 per person
or by mail, send a check to
STEM-UP PA, c/o Jill Edwards, Innovation Transfer Network,
Penn State Harrisburg, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17257
Agenda: Recruitment and Selection for a Diverse Faculty
9:00 Registration and coffee
9:55: Introductory Remarks: Dr. Alice Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Shippensburg University
10:00 – 11:00 Session 1 Keynote address, Dr. Anne Zayaitz, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
The Importance of Actively Recruiting an Excellent and Diverse Pool of Candidates
Run an Effective and Efficient Search Committee
Actively Recruit an Excellent and Diverse Pool of Candidates
11:00 –11:15 break
11:15 – 12:15 Session 2, Dr. Barbara Denison, Dept. Chair, Sociology and Anthropology, Shippensburg University
Raise Awareness of Unconscious Assumptions and their Influence on Potential Candidates
12:30– 1:15 lunch (included with registration)
1:15 – 1:45 Session 3, Dr. Kate McGivney, Professor of Mathematics and Dr. Robin McCann, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Shippensburg University.
Ensure a Fair and Thorough Review of Candidates
2:00 – 2:40 Session 4, Dr. Christina Dryden, Associate Professor of Integrative Sciences, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and Dr. Dave Topper, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Shippensburg University
Develop and Implement an Effective Interview Process
2:45 wrap up, assessment; Dr. Alice Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Shippensburg University.
Handout on Closing the Deal