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August 2020
Diversifying faculty

How do we diversify hiring practices in academia? It is rare to find universities whose faculty makeup is keeping pace with diversifying student bodies. If your university is lucky enough to be hiring in these times (or is in the midst of strategic planning for times ahead), here are a few practices to help achieve more equitable search and hiring processes:
Upcoming topic: supporting BIPOC faculty once they are hired

BTA Network Updates

  • We are working on a series of concise summary articles on various themes: co-production, metrics, tenure, diversity, etc. to encapsulate the work we've done over the past two years. The goal is to compile a guidance document or toolkit to help network members enact change in their universities (e.g., materials you can present to administrators for support). We will start distributing them in the fall. If you are interesting in helping develop these materials, please email Christina at
  • Lizzie King's (UGA) working group is in the first stages of developing a curriculum on how to do co-produced research, and is open to new members. If you are interested in participating in this project, please email Lizzie at
  • Thank you to those who participated in our co-production Inspire Session at the Ecological Society of America (virtual) conference last week. Our live Q&A session was very well attended and we received many excellent questions!

Opportunities & Announcements

  • Job posting: Project Manager based at Arizona State to work on collaborative projects with partners both inside and outside the academy. Salary range is $55K - $75K depending on experience. Close date August 14th. See job ad #61762BR at this site.

Recent Publications

Other Resources:

  • In July, Campus Compact released a toolkit for campus-based equity strategies.
  • The EPIC Network is compiling exemplars of public engagement efforts and project management tools on its Resources page.
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