ADVANCE-Purdue and the Center for Faculty Success A Department within the Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Faculty Search Committee Workshop

ADVANCE-Purdue and the Office of Vice President for Ethics and Compliance hold a joint interactive workshop on search and screen procedures. The goal of this workshop is to increase search committee members’ knowledge about current search and hire best practices and procedures leading to the employ of an excellent and diverse faculty. Department Heads, Associate Department Heads, Search Chairs and Search Committee members are invited to attend.

Letter from the Provost

Upcoming Fall 2020 Workshops

The ADVANCE/OVPEC Faculty Search Committee workshops are interactive by design and research based. Studies indicate that these workshops are much less impactful and effective when not conducted in person. This of course poses issues with the current pandemic and need for social distancing.

Therefore, it is highly encouraged that any upcoming faculty search committees be comprised of individuals who have completed the workshop within the last five years.

For those individuals who must serve on a faculty search committee and are RENEWING their training (have attended in the past but longer than five years ago), a shorter renewal workshop is being planned for mid to late fall semester as circumstances allow. It will be conducted in person with limited capacity and adherence to social distancing guidelines. Information on that will be announced within the next few months.
If you have any questions, please email Chris Sahley ( or De Bush (


Diversity Language Evaluation Guidelines

Past Workshop Attendees

OVPEC session for Support Staff

Recommended Readings

Please note: In most cases, if you are working off campus, you will need to supply your Purdue University ID and password to access the articles listed below.

Many thanks to Mary Dugan, Purdue University Resource Development Librarian for making links to these articles available.

Additional Reading

For readings discussed in the session and other relevant articles, please see ADVANCE Purdue Library: References on bias and assumption (this is a link to a list of articles that the libraries have made available).

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