Confronting Bias in Hiring Committees

Jennifer Berdahl of the Rotman School of Management recently shared some slides with me that I thought should be more widely circulated among mathematicians. This presentation was created by MIT Professors Barbara Liskov and JoAnne Yates and is based on materials compiled by Abby Stewart for the University of Michigan’s STRIDE (Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence) Committee. There are a lot of links to interesting materials on the STRIDE page such as guidelines about how to write a recommendation letter, and discussion on the advancement of women in science careers. Here is the link to the slides… FACULTY DIVERSITY TRAINING SLIDES.pdf