Search Committee Training scheduled – call 231-8961 to enroll
Training for members of search committees is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, 1:00 p.m. in Hidatsa in the Memorial Union. The training is designed for those on committees searching to fill a variety of positions including directors/associate directors/managers (1000 band), professional staff (3000 band), officers of the institution (0000 band), athletic coaches, and Extension Service personnel such as county Extension educators and Extension specialists and Research Extension Center personnel such as research scientists and experiment station specialists (2000 band positions other than faculty and lecturers). Please encourage any of your staff who are currently serving on a search committee for one of these types of positions, to attend this session. If you have questions about who should attend, please contact Human Resources/Payroll.
Three offices – HR/Payroll, Office of the Provost, and Equity, Diversity and Global Outreach - have combined their efforts and expertise to develop this search committee training in an effort to increase the knowledge and skills of those serving on these committees. The two-hour session includes practical information about the search process and institutional procedures as well as information about the role that unconscious bias can play in the search process. The training is adapted from training developed by the FORWARD project for faculty search committees and will be offered at least once each semester.
Efforts are underway to make this training accessible on-line for those whose work locations and/or schedules do not permit attendance at the on-campus training; an announcement will be made when the on-line version is available.