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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 will be posted in June/July. 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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