STRIDE Faculty Search Committee Workshop

STRIDE stands for Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence. The Committee is a team of Northeastern senior faculty who aim to increase faculty diversity by leading interactive faculty discussions focused on understanding implicit biases in evaluation processes and offering good practices in the faculty search process. The workshops are open to all colleges on the Northeastern campus.

Beginning in Fall 2018, there will be two STRIDE Committee workshop offerings: STRIDE I and STRIDE II.

STRIDE I: Understanding Implicit Bias in Faculty Searches Discussion is designed for faculty who are serving on search committees who have not previously attended a STRIDE workshop.

STRIDE II: Strategies for Equitable Faculty Searches Discussion is designed for faculty who have previously participated in the STRIDE I discussion in the past 2-3 years.  This discussion is based on an acknowledgement that the majority of faculty members recognize the damaging effects of implicit bias in faculty searches and want an opportunity to engage in a conversation about creative solutions, based on new research in the field, that can positively impact their search committees.

Dates and times for both workshops for Fall 2018 are listed below with RSVP links.

STRIDE Workshop Dates for 2018-19
  • STRIDE I Workshop Sept 24, 3:00-4:30 in 346 Curry
  • STRIDE I Workshop Oct 23, 3:30-5:00 in 342 Curry
  • STRIDE I Workshop Dec 7, 10:00-11:30 in 440 Egan
  • STRIDE II Discussion Oct 3, 3:00-4:30 in 346 Curry
  • STRIDE II Discussion Nov 19, 3:00-4:30 in 440 Egan

ADVANCE created the STRIDE Committee in 2008 with workshops beginning in fall 2009 based on the highly acclaimed University of Michigan STRIDE Recruitment Committee. Over 350 Northeastern faculty members have participated since its inception with STRIDE good practices positively impacting the faculty search process.

STRIDE Presentation Slides STRIDE II Presentation Slides Faculty Search Resources


STRIDE Committee Members 2018-2019

Jackie Isaacs

Chair of STRIDE Committee
Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Dan Danielsen

Professor of Law

Jack Dennerlein

Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences

Judith Hall

University Distinguished Professor of Psychology

Marjorie Platt

Professor of Accounting


Kathrin Zippel

Professor of Sociology