Training Videos

Training Videos

There are three training video series: Launching the Search, Who to Interview, and Who to Hire. Each series provides multiple scenarios to address the various types of bias that can transpire during a search.

Launching the Search Series

The goal of this video presentation series is to help fine-tune participants ability to recognize and respond to the influences of subtle biases when a search committee is reviewing the job announcement and the criteria for candidate evaluation prior to announcing the position.  It discusses the importance of search criteria and the question of excellence versus diversity. 

Launching the Search Version 1:  In this video, a young African American woman challenges the committee to discuss the criteria before meeting to review the applicants and an African American man challenges the group to discuss the role of diversity in the selection criteria.

Launching the Search Version 2:  In this video, a young white woman challenges the committee to discuss the criteria before meeting to review the applicants and an African American man challenges the group to discuss the role of diversity in the selection criteria.

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Who to Interview Series

The goal of this video presentation series is to help fine-tune participants' ability to recognize and respond to the influences of biases when they appear in hiring committee discussions.  The storyline focuses on a search committee trying to determine the short list of candidates to be interviewed. Three types of bias perspectives are addressed in this video series:  Advisor bias, Concentration Bias and University Bias. Typically only one of the three would be shown at a hiring workshop.

Advisor Bias:  This video examines bias associated with a candidate having a well known advisor during his/her graduate work or postdoc position.

Concentration Bias:  This video examines bias associated with a candidate working in a research areas that is popular among committee members.

University Bias:  This video examines bias associated with the institution the candidate attended while in graduates school or as a postdoc.

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Who to Hire Series

The goal of this video presentation series is to help fine-tune participants' ability to recognize and respond to the influences of subtle biases when evaluating on-campus interviews. The scenario is one fo a search committee reviewing candidate evaluation forms from the campus interviews, and the committee must choose the candidate to hire  for a joint appointment. Unconscious gender and racial bias are addressed in this video series as the committee examines the numerical scores and written comments of students, staff and faculty.  Typically only one of the four videos would be shown at a hiring workshop.

Who to Hire version 1: The committee is chaired by a Caucasian woman who observes gender bias in the student response forms.

Who to Hire version 2: The committee is chaired by a Caucasian woman who speculates that race and gender are factors influencing the student responses.   

Who to Hire version 3: The committee is chaired by an African American man who observes gender bias in the student response forms.

Who to Hire version 4: The committee is chaired by an African American man who observes racial bias in the student response forms.   

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