The 2015 Sackler lecturer, Ted Bergin will also give a colloquium on his work at Michigan for a committee to promote diversity and tackle bias in hiring practises (http://advance.umich.edu/stride.php).
The colloquium will be held in the deSitter Zaal, on Wednesday December 2, at 3.30pm
Strategies and Tactics Developed at the University of Michigan to Enhance Diversity and Excellence in the Hiring Process
The University of Michigan’s STRIDE (Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence) committee provides information and advice to maximize the likelihood that diverse, well-qualified candidates for faculty positions will be identified, recruited, retained, and promoted at the University of Michigan.
This committee sponsors workshops for all faculty members of various colleges who are currently sitting on faculty recruitment committees. For most of these faculty members it is a requirement by their college to attend. Prof. Bergin, who has been a member of the STRIDE committee for the past 2 years, will provide a sample of this presentation where he explores the various ways hidden bias can be present throughout the search process. He will also discuss strategies that can be applied to minimize the effects of this unconscious bias and hire the candidate you wish to attract.