Faculty Search Committee Training

As required by  UIC policy, OAE-1100-006 http://policies.uic.edu/search-committee-training-policy/, search committee training is mandatory for all members of a faculty and/or faculty/administrator search committee. These workshops will address the search process, issues of implicit bias and stereotypes, as well as other issues that can affect the fairness of a search. They will be presented through a partnership among the Office for Access and Equity, the Office of Diversity and the Office Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.  They will be offered twice monthly on the east and west sides of campus.

Searches will not be allowed to go forward unless all of the members of the committee have participated in a training workshop by the time the Meets Minimum Qualifications list is submitted to the Office for Access and Equity. It is strongly recommended that heads and chairs whose departments are undertaking searches also do the training.

This training aligns with UIC’s strategic priority that states: “We will intensify our efforts to retain and recruit top-tier faculty members committed to the mission of our University. We will continue to nurture an open and friendly environment that celebrates diversity and promotes excellence.”

After participating in the workshop, one may serve on search committees for three years without retaking the training. Anyone who registered and participated in a workshop after February 1, 2017, has satisfied this requirement. Please find the latest list of attendees here. This list is updated within 48 hours of each training session.

Videoconferencing is available for participants located at the regional sites only; Rockford, Peoria, Springfield or Urbana. Please contact your campus contact for information regarding videoconferencing options (indicated below):

Rockford – Brett Ruiz, brettr@uic.edu
Peoria – Dennis Driscoll, dennisd@uic.edu
Springfield (College of Nursing) – Alisha Kulek, akule2@uic.edu
Urbana (College of Nursing) – Krista Jones, kjones29@illinois.edu

Training location will alternate between East/West Campus.

Reciprocal parking can be requested through Campus Parking, free of charge. Please contact Campus Parking for more information (312) 413-5800.

Please send College or Department Faculty Search Committee Training requests to oae_eeo@uic.edu.

Thank you.

Upcoming Faculty Search Committee Training Dates

New training dates are added to the registration form on a monthly basis. The last session for the Spring semester will be held on April 29, 2019. Regular sessions will resume in August, 2019. If there are any urgent needs for training, please contact the Office for Access and Equity at oae_eeo@uic.edu. College or Departmental Faculty Search Committee Training requests may also be submitted to the Office for Access and Equity at oae_eeo@uic.edu.
Date Time Location
Thursday, April 25, 2019 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Library of the Health Sciences, Room 200A
Monday, April 29, 2019 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Richard Daley Library, Room 1-470