STRIDE (Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence)
The Committee is a team of Northeastern senior faculty who aim to increase faculty diversity by leading interactive faculty discussions focused on understanding implicit biases in evaluation processes and offering good practices in the faculty search process. The workshops are open to all colleges on the Northeastern campus.
Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) Workshops focus on the damaging effects of implicit bias in faculty recruitment and hiring searches, research on this topic that can positively impact search committees, and creative solutions for the mitigation of bias.
We will be offering two types of workshops in the 2022-2023 academic year:
- STRIDE I – An introduction for search committee members who have not attended STRIDE. Learn to recognize implicit biases to conduct more equitable faculty searches.
- STRIDE II – A deeper dive into specific methods to reduce the impact of bias on faculty searches, for search committee members who have completed STRIDE I.
STRIDE II sessions will offer a deeper conversation about implicit bias, specifically looking at the impact of COVID-19 on evaluating applicants and the process of evaluating diversity statements.
Fall 2022 STRIDE Workshops:
- STRIDE I:
Monday, October 24 3:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. Register
Thursday, November 3 1:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m. Register
- STRIDE II:
Tuesday, November 15 1:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 7 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Tuesday, December 13 1:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.
ADVANCE created the STRIDE Committee in 2008 with workshops beginning in fall 2009 based on the highly acclaimed University of Michigan STRIDE Recruitment Committee. Over 350 Northeastern faculty members have participated since its inception with STRIDE good practices positively impacting the faculty search process.