Oregon State University

Search Advocate Training

Students

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 learn to support search committees in avoiding unconscious, unintentional biases in the search process, and bring multiple strategies to advance diversity and affirmative action principles at each stage of 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 two-part seminar addressing the specific concerns that arise at each stage of the search process.  Both Session I and Session II must be completed in order to serve as Search Advocate on a university committee.  Several times a year we offer Session I and Session II combined into a full day intensive session.  Completion of the 9-hour full-day session will also allow you to serve as a Search Advocate on university committees.  Breakfast and lunch are provided for participants in either the half-day or the full-day sessions.

BECOME A SEARCH ADVOCATE

Search Advocate Trainings 2014-2015

Corvallis

Name Date Time
Full Day Session
September 22, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Full Day Session
September 25, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
   
Session I September 30, 2014 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Session I October 1, 2014 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Session II October 3, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
     
Session I
October 27, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session II
October 28, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
     
Session I
February 2, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session II
February 4, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
     
Session I
April 7, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Session II
April 9, 2015 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Statewide

Name Date Time Location
Full Day Session
September 5, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Aurora
Full Day Session
September 11, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Newport
Full Day Session
October 13, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hermiston
       
Session I
October 10, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Bend/Cascade Campus
Session II
October 17, 2014 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Bend/Cascade Campus

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.

Visit OSU's Professional Development website to register.

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 Ph: 541-737-3556
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