Oregon State University

Search Advocate Training

 

Students

SEARCH ADVOCATE TRAINING

The role of Search Advocate is intended to further advance OSU’s commitment to equal opportunity principles, affirmative action practices, and diversity values.  Search Advocates work to enhance the validity, fairness, and diversity focus in each search process.  They help search committees learn to recognize and reduce unconscious, unintentional biases, suggest ways to increase the validity of the standard search process, and focus on ways to enhance diversity throughout the search/selection process.  They fulfill this role by sharing information, asking questions, recommending inclusive/affirmative strategies, and occasionally consulting with the Office of Equity and Inclusion as needed to support the most effective search and selection practices, from development of the position description through integration of the new hire into the unit.

Individuals interested in serving in this role are invited to attend a single full-day workshop or a two-part workshop series addressing the specific concerns that arise at each stage of the search process.  Either the full-day workshop or Session I and Session II of the two-part series must be completed in order to serve as Search Advocate on a university committee.  Breakfast and lunch are provided.

For 12 months after completion of the 2-part series or the full-day workshop, you will be eligible (if you so choose) to serve as a search advocate on any search committee outside your own work unit that is beginning a search process.  For information about the continuing education requirements beyond the first 12 months, please follow this link to the Continuing Education page.

BECOME A SEARCH ADVOCATE

Search Advocate Workshop 2015-2016 - Visit OSU's Professional Development website to register.

Corvallis

Name Date Location Time
Full Day Session
June 5, 2015
Memorial Union 206 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Full Day Session July 8, 2015 Memorial Union 206 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Full Day Session
August 4, 2015
Memorial Union 206 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
     
Session I (half-day)
August 18, 2015 Memorial Union 206 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session II (half-day)
August 20, 2015 Memorial Union 206 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
       
Session I (half-day)
October 19, 2015 Memorial Union 206 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session II (half-day)
October 21, 2015 Memorial Union 206 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
       
Session I (half-day)
February 9, 2016 Memorial Union 206 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session II (half-day)
February 11, 2016 Memorial Union 206 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
       
Session I (half-day)
April 11, 2016 Memorial Union 206 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session II (half-day)
April 13, 2016 Memorial Union 206 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Statewide

Name Date Location
Time
Session I (half-day)
September 21, 2015 Bend/Cascade Campus TBD
Session II (half-day)
September 22, 2015 Bend/Cascade Campus TBD
TBD TBD TBD  
TBD TBD TBD  

You will be eligible to serve as a search advocate for 12 months after completion of EITHER the full day workshop, OR Session I and Session II of the half-day workshop series.  To maintain eligibility beyond the first 12 months you must remain current with annual continuing education requirements—this can include (but may not be limited to) attending 3 or more learning community lunches or re-taking the search advocate workshop.  A 3-hour “update session” is also under development.

To continue being a Search Advocate, visit the Search Advocate Continuing Education website.

Contact Info

Equity and Inclusion 327/330 Snell Hall Corvallis, Oregon 97331 phone: 541-737-3556
fax: 541-737-8232
Email OEI
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