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.