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

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 done in person. However, with the recently approved faculty searches and the need for training there will be an exception made this year only, due to COVID 19.

It is still highly encouraged for any faculty search committees to be comprised of individuals who have completed the workshop within the last five years (see list below). For those who must serve on the committee, but are past the five year limit an exception will made for this year only.

For those who will serve on a faculty search committee that will conclude summer 2021 but have never completed the ADVANCE/OVPEC Faculty Search Committee workshop, there will be a virtual 90 minute training held on the following dates:

  • Friday, October 2nd from 10-11:30 am
  • Thursday, October 8th from 3-4:30 pm
  • Monday, November 2nd from 11 am to 12:45 pm
  • Thursday, November 5th from 3 - 4:45 pm
  • Tuesday, December CANCELLED
  • Thursday, February 11th from 3-4:45 pm
  • Tuesday, March 30th from 3-4:45 pm
A link will be provided for those who register. During each of the virtual sessions, video is required for all participants to permit interaction and a visual connection to your discussion group. Please plan accordingly.

Registration is available here

If you have any questions, please email Chris Sahley at: or De Bush at:


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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