Showing up for the faculty search
The EMPOWER program consists of multiple modules, with each module made up of a series of workshops. The program is designed to support faculty, staff and students who want to foster an inclusive climate by actively promoting practices that advance equity for all members of our engineering community. Below is information on the Showing Up for the Faculty Search module.*
Targeted Audience: Faculty, particularly those serving on search committees; Staff e.g. AP Analysts
Contacts: Chaniqua Butscher, inclusive excellence programs manager; Grace O’Connell, associate dean for inclusive excellence
Workshop 1: Job Descriptions
Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, 10 a.m.-noon, 410 HMMB. Lunch will be provided at 12 p.m.
In Workshop 1, participants will have the opportunity to analyze specific examples of how job descriptions can influence the faculty search outcomes and promote or interfere with our efforts to increase the diversity of our faculty.
Workshop 2: Rubrics
Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, 410 HMMB. Lunch will be provided at 12 p.m.
Workshop 2, we will present evidence on different ways that bias can manifest during the faculty search process and how rubrics can be an influential tool to reduce such biases and ambiguity in the evaluation phase.
Workshop 3: Taking a Deeper Look
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, 10 a.m.-noon, 290 HMMB. Lunch will be provided at 12 p.m.
During Workshop 3, search committee members will have the opportunity to discuss specific strategies to improve our faculty hiring and practice participating in difficult faculty dialogues that will support successful multi-cultural interactions and micro-affirmations to foster inclusivity at Berkeley Engineering.
Workshop 4: Putting It All Together and Paying It Forward
Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 10 a.m.-noon, 290 HMMB. Lunch will be provided at 12 p.m.
In Workshop 4, participants will have the opportunity to share and discuss, in community, specific strategies employed during the faculty search process and the outcomes of such strategies in order to promote promising practices and enhance our ability to recruit a more diverse faculty.
*This module was first offered in Fall 2019.