Search Committee Training

Effective August 16, 2017, search committee training will be mandatory for all members of search committees for faculty and faculty/administrator positions at UIC, as required by a new UIC policy, OAE-1100-006. These workshops will address the search process, issues of implicit bias and stereotypes, as well as other issues that can affect the fairness of a search. They will be presented through a partnership among the Office for Access and Equity, the Office of Diversity and the Office Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.  They will be offered twice weekly on the east and west sides of campus.

Searches will not be allowed to go forward unless all of the members of the committee have participated in a training workshop by the time the Meets Minimum Qualifications list is submitted to the Office for Access and Equity. It is strongly recommended that heads and chairs whose departments are undertaking searches also do the training.

This training aligns with UIC’s strategic priority that states: “We will intensify our efforts to retain and recruit top-tier faculty members committed to the mission of our University. We will continue to nurture an open and friendly environment that celebrates diversity and promotes excellence.”

After participating in the workshop, one may serve on search committees for three years without retaking the training. Anyone who registered and participated in a workshop after February 1, 2017, has satisfied this requirement.

The search committee training is the product of the work of a very dedicated and collaborative group of faculty and administrators, with particular assistance from faculty from WISEST and the UIC Faculty Equity Committee who brought great research knowledge and practical experience to this endeavor.

Training will occur bi-weekly and  will alternate between East/West Campus.

Upcoming Faculty Search Committee Training Workshops (Register):

  • Thursday, August 10th, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 1130 UIH
  • Wednesday, August 23rd, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 2750 UH
  • Thursday, August 31st, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 1130 UIH

Future Faculty Search Committee Training Workshops (Registration link updated one month in advance):

  • Wednesday, September 06, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2850 UH
  • Monday, September 11, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am, COMRB Room 1020 (Moss Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2850 UH
  • Monday, September 18, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am, COMRB Room 1020 (Moss Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2850 UH
  • Monday, September 25, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am, COMRB Room 1020 (Moss Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2850 UH
  • Monday, October 02, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am, COMRB Room 1020 (Moss Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, October 04, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2850 UH
  • Monday, October 09, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am, COMRB Room 1020 (Moss Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2850 UH
  • Monday, October 16, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am, COMRB Room 1020 (Moss Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2850 UH
  • Monday, October 23, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am, COMRB Room 1020 (Moss Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2850 UH
  • Monday, October 30, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am, COMRB Room 1020 (Moss Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2850 UH
  • Monday, November 06, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am, COMRB Room 1020 (Moss Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, November 08, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2850 UH
  • Monday, November 13, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am, COMRB Room 1020 (Moss Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2850 UH
  • Monday, November 20, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am, COMRB Room 1020 (Moss Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2850 UH
  • Monday, November 27, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am, COMRB Room 1020 (Moss Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2850 UH
  • Monday, December 04, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am, COMRB Room 1020 (Moss Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, December 06, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2850 UH
  • Monday, December 11, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am, COMRB Room 1020 (Moss Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 2750 UH