So you’re on a search committee, which means you have to go through training (every four years).  Are you due for a training?  Wondering what that entails?  Just curious about hiring resources?

Beginning September 2016, we’re experimenting with a “flipped classroom” approach. All faculty search briefings will have two primary components:

(1) a seven-part animated video series on implicit bias (roughly 30 minutes total, to be viewed on your own time before the briefing — certify you viewed the videos by filling out this short survey);

(2) an in-class training that explores evidence-based tools and techniques that promote equitable and inclusive hiring.

We get that you’re busy, that you feel like there’s too much training of various sorts. So we’ve redesigned the materials to be engaging, to the point, and perhaps even entertaining. Because it’s extremely important that we get things right, please send us any comments or feedback you have on the video series or any other aspect of our training.

➡ Before the Briefing

Implicit Bias Video Series

[before the briefing, all faculty members must view the full Implicit Bias Video Series — certify that you viewed the videos by filling out this short survey]

  1. Preface: Biases and Heuristics (5:14)
  2. Lesson 1: Schemas (3:12)
  3. Lesson 2: Attitudes and Stereotypes (4:13)
  4. Lesson 3: Real World Consequences (3:45)
  5. Lesson 4: Explicit v. Implicit Bias (2:49)
  6. Lesson 5: The IAT (5:14)
  7. Lesson 6: Countermeasures (5:23)

We’ve created these videos because the evidence regarding implicit biases and their impact is too strong to ignore.  But implicit bias isn’t the only hurdle we must overcome.  Our hiring guide, Searching For Excellence: Evidence-Based Strategies for Equitable and Inclusive Faculty Hiring, identifies others—ranging from structural barriers and narrow conceptions of merit, to ingroup favoritism and related biases and heuristics—and offer suggestions for how to address them.

UCLA Faculty Hiring Guide

[before the briefing, faculty members are encouraged to review Searching for Excellence — link below]

 Searching For Excellence, Evidence-Based Strategies for Equitable and Inclusive Faculty Hiring (pdf)