Faculty Workshops for Equity and Mission

A professional development series to create and sustain fair and equitable evaluative processes that prioritize the University of Dayton’s Catholic and Marianist mission.

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About the Faculty Workshops

After many years of consultation and committee work, the Academic Senate approved Senate DOC 2021-05 (revisions to the University Promotion and Tenure Policy) and Senate DOC 2023-03 (University Professional Faculty Promotion Policy).

Both documents were ratified by the broader University full-time faculty affirming the commitment that "all faculty who participate in faculty evaluation [...] at any level (unit, department, or institute) are required to participate in professional development in diversity, equity and inclusion to mitigate bias prior to participating in the evaluation process" (DOC 2023-03 I.C.3; DOC 2021-05 I.C.7).

The Provost Office in consultation with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Academic Senate are charged with overseeing this faculty professional development.

Program Goals
  1. Deepen the critical role that faculty evaluation for hiring, promotion, and tenure plays in advancing the mission of the University and the role of shared governance.
  2. Define implicit bias and provide examples of how it impacts evaluative processes.
  3. Identify and employ strategies to mitigate bias at the individual and structural level to ensure a fairer and more equitable evaluative process.
Program Modules
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Module 2 - Equity and Mission in Hiring Processes
Duration: 90 min

Prereqs: Module 1

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Faculty Workshops for Equity and Mission