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Equity Champions are specially trained individuals to serve on search committees. Equity Champions…

  • offer guidance, facilitation, and feedback to search committee chairs and committee members.
  • ensure that search processes are equitable for all candidates.
  • are committed to advancing their skills at addressing bias in the search process (recruitment-hiring).
  • advocate for equity and inclusion during the search process.
  • work ensures more candidates of protected classes are successful during faculty searches.

What Equity Champions do not do

Equity Champions…

  • don’t serve as compliance officers (the role is relational).
  • don’t play a monitoring role in the search process.
  • don’t vote on search committee recommendations.
  • may be from a different discipline/college.