Required Faculty Search Committee Training

A reminder that all individuals serving on a faculty search committee must attend a faculty search committee training. In addition, faculty members serving as diversity advocates must also attend a diversity advocate training. Please note that more trainings will become available in January 2022.

All fall 2021 faculty search committee trainings have passed.  The Office of Academic Affairs is working on a virtual, on-demand training option presently and will notify faculty as soon as it is ready for access. We will also be engaging similar in-person trainings at the beginning of the spring semester for faculty searches that may not begin in earnest until then.


Who is required to participate?

Anyone that is scheduled to serve on a search committee in 2021. Department chairs and directors should direct non-faculty search committee members to this page so they may register. This training has new content to which all search committee members will be held accountable, and therefore, faculty are expected to attend even if they have already participated in a previous training.

If you are a faculty member who is not scheduled to serve on a search committee before the end of the year, you do not need to register for a training at this time.

What if I can’t attend? 

Although we highly recommend attending an in-person training session, we realize that the available times may not work for everyone. We are working on a virtual, on-demand training option presently and will notify faculty as soon as it is ready for access. We will also be engaging similar in-person trainings at the beginning of the spring semester for faculty searches that may not begin in earnest until then.

What if I have already attended a training? 

Academic Affairs is asking search committee members who engaged in the past training for the faculty search committee role or the diversity advocate roles to please engage in the newer, revised training when it becomes available. That newer training contains references to other, revised aspects of the faculty search process, such as how and when diversity advocates would submit a report of the search committee activities.

Questions

All questions should be directed to academicaffairs@lsu.edu