Recruiting, Onboarding, and Retaining Underrepresented Faculty

Recruiting, Onboarding, and Retaining Underrepresented Faculty

October 21 - 23, 2019 | Savannah, GA

 

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Identify your campus’ greatest needs for underrepresented faculty recruitment and retention efforts.

Despite the fact that national student demographics have dramatically changed over the past 20 years, institutions of higher education still haven’t shifted their full-time faculty demographic: three-quarters of full-time faculty are still white.* The need to hire and retain faculty members from underrepresented groups is a serious issue and a pressing opportunity that institutions must commit to in order to strive for and achieve academic and inclusive excellence.

Join us for this highly interactive workshop to learn tools and strategies you need to recruit, onboard, and retain faculty members from underrepresented demographics. With the help of our expert speaker panel, you will have the time, space, and support to:

  • Examine your institution’s current recruitment practices and identify gaps in your existing process
  • Develop strategies to build a more inclusive recruitment process for your institution
  • Train and educate campus leaders, faculty, and members of search and hiring committees
  • Establish benchmarks to ensure the success of your inclusive recruitment initiative
  • Plan meaningful onboarding processed to help underrepresented faculty transition to your campus
  • Find ways to improve the retention efforts dedicated to your underrepresented faculty

*“Diversifying Graduate Schools and the Faculty,” Inside Higher Ed, 2019

 

Who Should Attend

This conference will benefit faculty, faculty hiring managers or department chairs, academic leaders, diversity leaders, and human resources managers who provide direct oversight of the faculty recruitment process. Individuals who have indirect involvement with hiring underrepresented faculty such as chairs or members of the faculty senate will also benefit from the content of this training.

 

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Academic Impressions has produced thousands of trainings and we have learned that utilizing a coach after attending a conference helps provide accountability and bridges the training with the on-the-ground work of getting the job done.

As a result, we are now offering success coaching on select conferences.

  • Purchase this training + 3 one hour follow up success coaching calls
  • Work with an assigned coach who has extensive experience in higher ed.
  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you’ve learned.
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice.

To learn more, contact Patricia Sandler at patricia@academicimpressions.com or purchase the Premium Pass with success coaching below.

Agenda

Your registration fee includes full access to all conference sessions and materials, access to the networking reception on Monday, breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, and breakfast on Wednesday, as well as refreshments and snacks throughout the conference.

 

Day 1

12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

Understanding Trends in Underrepresented Faculty Hiring

In this opening session, our expert speaker will share national data to help participants understand the current diversity demographics among the professoriate (including graduate schools) and how these statistics line up with current faculty hiring trends in higher education. You will begin to analyze your own campus challenges by comparing national demographics, broken down by race/ethnicity, to your own institutional demographics.

 


 

Establishing Benchmarks to Measure Success

Now that you have reviewed national and institutional data on faculty demographics and hiring trends, our expert will showcase strategies for developing benchmarks to ensure the success of initiatives for recruiting underrepresented faculty. Assessment strategies for collecting data and understanding the mechanics of conducting a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis for recruiting underrepresented faculty will also be discussed. In pairs, you will identify and share at least one strength, weakness, opportunity, and threat that enhances or hinders underrepresented faculty recruitment efforts.

 


 

Networking Reception

This informal reception is your chance to decompress, have a drink on us, and expand your network of connections. Our programs are intentionally designed for smaller groups, which means you will have the opportunity to meet your peers and our speakers face-to-face.

 


Day 2

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Strategic Plan: Forming a Cohesive Effort

Whether or not recruiting underrepresented faculty is a part of your university’s strategic plan, there may be times when your campus loses sight of agreed-upon goals and priorities. We will highlight strategies to keep your campus committed to its institutional goals by helping you lead critical campus conversations around issues of social justice, implement culturally relevant pedagogy, and actualize the ideals of academic excellence. Additional strategies, such as analyzing campus data related to faculty turnover and retention rates, and climate survey data will also be discussed. You will have the opportunity to review your current institutional goals to determine where there are opportunities for further education, dialogue, or data sharing to move towards accomplishing these goals.

 


 

Addressing Your Culture Around Recruitment Practices

Changing attitudes and old procedures, implementing new policies, and mandating training can create feelings of resentment or resistance, particularly when change is slow, and the efforts are not yielding any positive results in recruiting underrepresented faculty.

This session will cover ideas such as:

  • Educational workshops for existing leaders and faculty
  • Understanding inclusive hiring practices
  • Learning tips for hiring committees to use throughout the hiring process
  • Formalizing roles of diversity recruitment leaders and advocates
  • Utilizing appropriate advertising channels
  • Levelling the playing field for underrepresented faculty candidates

You will be able to identify gaps in your current recruitment process and strategies to build a more inclusive recruitment process for your campus.

 


 

Training Faculty Search Committees

One of the most critical tools in helping to build awareness around behaviors or attitudes that influence hiring practices is training. We will showcase effective training sessions used for faculty search committees, as well as how to ensure that conversations with and around an underrepresented faculty candidate can be more inclusive. Our expert speaker will walk you through sample activities of training models and provide a sample training agenda that you can use for your own faculty search or hiring committees. You will be able to identify the appropriate campus facilitator, when the training should take place, which topics would be most useful to discuss, and the pros and cons of making the training mandatory.

 


 

Onboarding Underrepresented Faculty

Now that your institution has successfully recruited underrepresented faculty, what are some meaningful initiatives you can implement to ensure that faculty have a smooth transition to your campus? We will highlight ways campuses can provide realistic and necessary initiatives to onboard underrepresented faculty. In small groups, you will discuss limitations or shortfalls in your current onboarding process and identify at least 1-2 new strategies to improve it.

 


 

Beginning to Prioritize Your Efforts

During this practical working session, you will rank your own campus’ priorities and discuss your takeaways in pairs. You may also use this time to consult with our expert faculty about questions or challenges arising from this exercise.

 


Day 3

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Retention Efforts for Underrepresented Faculty

Establishing retention efforts for underrepresented faculty is just as important as recruiting or onboarding them. We will discuss ways campuses may be unintentionally failing at retaining talented faculty due to a lack of thorough and meaningful planning. Also, we’ll share and discuss findings from our speaker’s recent study on Recruitment without Retention:  A Critical Case of Black Faculty Unrest, followed by recommendations for assessing and improving current retention efforts for underrepresented faculty. Using what you learned, you will identify at least two goals for improving retention efforts on your campus.

 


 

Bringing It All Together: Identifying Short-Term Goals

In this closing session, you will have the opportunity to reflect on core themes presented at this conference as they relate to your campus. Using the resources, tools, and strategies you have learned at this conference, you will create a list of short-term goals to boost your efforts in recruiting underrepresented faculty at your institution. You may also use this time to share ideas and solicit feedback from your peers, as well as our expert speaker panel.

October 21 - 23, 2019 | Savannah, GA

Conference Hotel Information:

Hyatt Regency Savannah
2 W Bay St.
Savannah, GA 31401
912-238-1234

Room Rate: $209 + tax
Room Block Dates: Nights of October 20, 21, and 22, 2019.
Rate Available Until: September 29, 2019.

Reserve Your Room: Call 912-238-1234 to reserve your hotel room. Please indicate that you are with the Academic Impressions group to receive the group rate.

Speakers

Jeanine-Bias-Nelson

Jeanine Bias-Nelson

Director, Office of Equity and Inclusion / Title IX Coordinator, Sam Houston State University

Jeanine has spent her entire professional career in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs. In her current role, she serves as a resource for advisement and consultation on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. She provides leadership to investigations into allegations of discrimination, harassment, and other civil rights violations as well as develops and facilitates university-wide training programs and activities.

Read Jeanine's full bio here.

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Curtis N. Powell

Vice President for Human Resources and Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Curtis is responsible for the strategic direction of Rensselaer’s workforce, including short- and long-term strategies to attract, develop, and retain a highly qualified technological and research-oriented workforce. He has successfully positioned human resources as a strategic business partner and leading organizational change while establishing excellence in the delivery of HR services.

Read Curtis' full bio here.

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Bridget Turner Kelly

Associate Professor, University of Maryland

Dr. Turner Kelly’s scholarship is focused on marginalized populations in higher education; more specifically, she studies the experiences of students of color on predominantly white campuses, women and faculty of color at research universities, and how all students can become socially just educators. She has authored over 25 publications, two of which have been cited in AMICUS briefs for U.S. Supreme Court cases.

Read Bridget's full bio here.

Features

  • All presentation slides, worksheets, action plans, and additional resources

  • Main Conference

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Networking Reception

  • 3 Follow Up Success Coaching Calls

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Conference Binder


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  • $295

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Conference Pass


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  • $1,495

    through Oct 4 $1,595


Premium Pass


  • $2,095

    through Oct 4 $2,195


Conference Binder

  • All presentation slides, worksheets, action plans, and additional resources

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  • $295

    each


Conference Pass

  • All presentation slides, worksheets, action plans, and additional resources

  • Main Conference

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Networking Reception

  • .

  • $1,495

    through Oct 4 $1,595


Premium Pass

  • All presentation slides, worksheets, action plans, and additional resources

  • Main Conference

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Networking Reception

  • 3 Follow Up Success Coaching Calls

  • $2,095

    through Oct 4 $2,195


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