HERC Webinar - Unconcious Bias and the Hiring Process
office for institutional diversity
Thursday, November 10, 2011 The HERCs of Greater Chicago Midwest, Metro New York & Southern Connecticut, Michigan, Mid-Atlantic, New Jersey/Eastern PA/Delaware, New England, North Texas, St. Louis, and the Upper Midwest invite you to our webinar:
Evaluating Faculty Candidates: Understanding and Minimizing the Influence of Unconscious Bias
Free to faculty and staff of our HERC institutions.
Hiring and retaining an excellent and diverse faculty is a top priority for colleges and universities. Institutions are looking critically at their hiring processes--recognizing that faculty search committees receive little education about the process--and implementing programs to provide faculty with information, advice, and techniques that will help them diversify their applicant pools, interviewed candidates, offers, and ultimately the faculty they hire.
This webinar focuses on the potential role of unconscious bias. The presenters will define unconscious or implicit bias, present research studies illustrating how unconscious bias can and does influence evaluation, and share evidence-based advice for minimizing the influence of unconscious bias.
Content will be particularly relevant to search committee chairs and members, academic affairs staff and HR managers and staff. While the focus is faculty hiring, the subject has applicability to all hiring.
When: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 11:00-12:00 CT / 12:00-1:00 ET
Presenters: Eve Fine, PhD, Researcher & Curriculum Developer;
Jennifer Sheridan, PhD, Executive & Research Director
Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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About Our Presenters
Dr. Sheridan received her PhD from UW-Madison in August 2001, specializing in social stratification and quantitative research methods. She has authored or co-authored fourteen peer-reviewed papers, covering topics such as measurement of occupational standing and the status of women in science and engineering. She develops and oversees WISELI’s research and evaluation programs, including faculty climate surveys.
Dr. Fine received her Ph.D. from the History of Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include the history of women: as practitioners of science and medicine; as subjects of scientific research and/or theories; and as recipients and purveyors of medical advice. She develops and administers WISELI's workshops and coordinates the Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering Grant Program.
The Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) is a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was formed in 2002 with funding from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE: Institutional Transformation program and offers workshops for search committees on topics including ensuring fair review and successfully hiring selected candidates.
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