Search Committee’s Charge
Why / Research Rationale
|Make equity a conscious priority. Such a commitment produces a good hire whose qualifications match the position description.
Discuss candidate selection criteria and position description.
Brainstorm “search” practices to identify underrepresented candidates.
Conduct an active search.
Devise a retention plan NOW!
|To avoid the shifting criteria phenomenon(Uhlmann & Cohen, 2005): A firm commitment to fairness, equity & hiring criteria can undercut a tendency to shift hiring criteria to fit a candidate from a desired (often majority) group.|