Support from ODI

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) provides support for search committees, department chairs, hirinig managers and deans engaged in faculty and staff searches. ODI works collaboratively with Human Resources (HR) with the staff components. 

ODI support includes:

  • Consultation on best practice strategies for inclusive searches
  • Formal Inclusive Search training workshops for departments, search committees
  • Demographic statistics, availability analysis, and utilization/underutilization reports for area of search
  • Research into potential candidates from underrepresented groups (recent and forthcoming PhDs from targeted graduate programs, etc.) who could be contacted regarding upcoming or current searches
  • Assistance drafting proposals for Faculty searches (tenure, adjunct)
  • Assistance drafting inclusive search and recruitment plans
  • Participation in portion of interview process on request
  • ODI will work with academic units and Deans to support potential funding for the following initiatives:
    • informal visits to campus of potential candidates from underrepresented groups (e.g., bringing potential candidates to campus for research talks in years prior to searches)
    • sending additional faculty to conferences to attend talks by potential candidates from underrepresented groups (cost shared with dean)
    • bringing additional candidate to campus to enhance inclusion within the search (cost shared with dean)
    • other funding in support of inclusive searches may be available