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For planning purposes, please register at the links provided on the session titles below for those sessions that may be of interest to you. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Purdue is committed to making all programs accessible to participants with disabilities. If you need assistance with registering, or require an accommodation or special assistance due to a disability, please contact us before the program begins at (765) 494-7253 or via e-mail at equity@purdue.edu.

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Search and Screen Essentials
This presentation will examine the faculty search and screen process from beginning to end and will focus on the role of faculty as members of search and screen committees. All faculty are welcome. Faculty newly appointed to search and screen committees who have not served on a search and screen committee at Purdue or who would like a refresher are strongly encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
STEW, Room 320


Wednesday, September 3, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
STEW, Room 318

Accessibility Summit
During this two-day online conference (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), some of the Web's most notable experts on accessibility will be sharing their knowledge to make your web presence truly universal. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the speakers. Individuals can attend any number of the sessions for one or both days by selecting the day(s) and session(s) they would like to attend when registering. Refer to the Accessibility Summit Agenda for more information.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Krannert, Room 661

  • Accessibility for UX: 10 – 11 a.m.
  • HTML5 Accessibility: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • PDF Accessibility: 12 – 1 p.m.
  • Using Free & Low Cost Accessibility Tools: 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Modern Accessibility for Modern Web Apps: 3 – 4 p.m.
  • Accessibility Challenges in Complex Web Applications: 4 – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Potter Engineering Center, Room B050

  • iOS vs. Android Accessibility: 10 – 11 a.m.
  • iOS Accessibility: More than Just VoiceOver for the Blind: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • ARIA Gone Even Wilder: 12 – 1 p.m.
  • Developing a Web Accessible Modal Dialog: 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Writing Great Alt Text: 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Falling in Love with Forms: 3 – 4 p.m.
  • Consistency in Expert Manual Accessibility Testing: 4 – 5 p.m.

The Essentials of Staff Recruitment and Selection
This session is directed toward new supervisors and managers at Purdue and provides guidance on effective and fair hiring practices. Topics covered include preparing/updating the position description, posting a vacancy, enlarging applicant pools, evaluating applicant credentials, conducting a fair and legal interview, what to include in offer letters, and successful documentation of the process.

Friday, September 12, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
STEW, Room 311

Creating a Recruitment Plan
Managers and supervisors are on the front lines of the University’s mission to create a diverse workforce. Learn how simple things, such as wording in a job description or a job requisition, are crucial to attract the most qualified, diverse applicant pool. You will also learn how to work with your Talent Acquisition specialist to identify your unit needs and diversify your workforce.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
STEW, Room 218A

Search Committee Workshop on Faculty Hiring
ADVANCE-Purdue Center for Faculty Success and the Office of Institutional Equity are offering an interactive workshop on faculty hiring search and screen procedures. The goal of this workshop is to increase faculty search committee members’ knowledge about current search and hire best practices and procedures leading to the employment of an excellent and diverse faculty. Continental breakfast provided. For questions, please contact De Bush at djbush@purdue.edu or 494-9538.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Wednesday, October 15, 2014
8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
STEW, Room 320 PMU, West Faculty Lounge



Employee Retention
You worked hard to select and train your employees, now keep them! Supervisors have a direct impact on potential employee turnover. This session discusses simple strategies managers can implement to foster a positive and integrated work environment with employees who are fully engaged in their work and excited about staying at Purdue.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
BRNG, Room 3123