All Aboard! Diversifying Your Hiring with All Intents and Purposes
Day 2Session Code: S4-K
When: April 11, 2018
Location/Room: 200 CD
Track: Higher Education
Presenter: Sherard Robbins, University of Arizona
With the vast majority of universities in the United States being predominantly white institutions, inclusionary (and oftentimes socially just) practices can be amiss. The absence or misdirection of inclusive norms and standards impacts minorities and marginalized groups in ways that have profound (and sometimes negative) implications for the institution at every level—from representation to curriculum to overall climate. The foundational response to diversity of thought is to establish hiring practices that address multicultural needs and a plurality of identities.
Speaking candidly to the challenges that prohibit diversity in hiring, this session will focus on the importance of being brave and ethical rather than blind when hiring.
- Participants will be able to identify the barriers to critically assess their current practices regarding diversifying one’s hiring.
- Participants will be able to articulate the differences between “challenges” with diversifying one’s hiring and the “problems” with it.
- Participants will gain an understanding of how to ensure intentionality behind the diligence of diversity throughout the hiring process.