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Searching for Excellence & Diversity®:
Workshops for Faculty Search Committees
Recruiting and Hiring Faculty

WISELI's workshop, Searching for Excellence and Diversity®, provides faculty with information, advice, and techniques for:

Workshops for UW-Madison

WISELI offers the workshop, Searching for Excellence and Diversity®, to search committee chairs and members in several different venues and formats:

  1. Workshops designed for schools/colleges on the UW-Madison campus in cooperation with the school's/college's Dean, Equity and Diversity Committee, Human Resources Department or other unit.
  2. Cross-college workshops for search committee members who cannot attend the workshop/s scheduled for their school/college, or for faculty serving on search committees in any other UW-Madison school/college.
  3. Department workshops: Upon request, WISELI can present a department-wide workshop.

Workshops are offered annually during the FALL semester, or upon request. The schedule for Fall 2017 is available here. Please contact us for more information.

Workshop Materials


WISELI Resources

UW-Madison Resources


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Published Research

Sheridan, Jennifer, Eve Fine, Molly Carnes, Amy Wendt, and Jo Handelsman. "Searching for Excellence & Diversity Workshop: Improving Faculty Diversity by Educating Faculty Search Committees." In Personalauswahl in Der Wissenschaft: Evidenzbasierte Methoden Und Impulse Für Die Praxis, edited by Claudia Peus, Susanne Braun, Tanja Hentschel, and Dieter Frey, 281–89. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2015.

Fine, Eve; Jennifer Sheridan; Molly Carnes; Jo Handelsman; Christine Pribbenow; Julia Savoy; and Amy Wendt. 2014. "Minimizing the Influence of Gender Bias on the Faculty Search Process." In Advances in Gender Research: Gender Transformations in the Academy, edited by Vasilikie Demos, Catherine White Berheide, and Marcia Texler Segal, 267-289. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing.

Sheridan, Jennifer; Eve Fine; Christine Maidl Pribbenow; Jo Handelsman; and Molly Carnes. 2010. "Searching for Excellence & Diversity: Increasing the Hiring of Women Faculty at One Academic Medical Center." Academic Medicine. 85(6):999-1007. PMID: 20505400. PMCID: PMC4128022.

Isaac, Carol; Barbara Lee; and Molly Carnes. 2009. Interventions That Affect Gender Bias in Hiring: A Systematic Review." Academic Medicine. 84(10):1440-1446. PMID: 19881440.

Sheridan, Jennifer; Eve Fine; Jessica Winchell; Christine Maidl Pribbenow; Molly Carnes; and Jo Handelsman. 2007. "Searching for Excellence & Diversity: Does Training Faculty Search Committees Improve Hiring of Women?" American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2007 Conference Proceedings. June 2007.

Sheridan, Jennifer; Christine Maidl Pribbenow; Eve Fine; Jo Handelsman; and Molly Carnes. 2007. "Climate Change at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: What Changed, and Did ADVANCE Have an Impact?" Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network (WEPAN) 2007 Conference Proceedings. June 2007.

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