The USC Racial Equity in Faculty Hiring institute is a 5-week program with weekly 3-hour sessions focused on embedding racial equity in the faculty hiring process.

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The program focuses on increasing the capacity of higher education practitioners to:

Recognize and interpret hiring data to understand the state of racial equity in employment and hiring on campus, and understand the imperative for diverse and equity-minded employees;

Lead race-conscious and equity-minded discussions around how hiring committees define merit and fit, and how those definitions can lead to equitable or inequitable outcomes in hiring by race and ethnicity;

Use inquiry protocols to examine institutional artifacts of practice (like job announcements, interview questions, screening criteria, rubrics) and how they act to support or undermine racial equity;

And use inquiry findings to inform changes in hiring artifacts and practices that will bring about racial equity in hiring.


The State of Racial Equity in Hiring on Campus: Definitions and Data

Interrogating Bias in Faculty Hiring and Reframing Conceptions of Merit, Fit, and Compliance

Equity-Minded Screening Criteria, Interview Questions, and Rubrics

Identifying and Disrupting Inequitable Practices and Discourses in Hiring

Addressing Faculty and Staff Retention Through Campus Culture and Action Planning

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Jade Agua

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