The Recruitment Initiative applied aggressive strategies to increase the number of STEM female applicants at Marshall. In year one, the MU-ADVANCE Program began by forming a Recruitment Committee to assist STEM search committees in attracting more female applicants with the goal of increasing female hires. The broader impact of this initiative was to improve gender equity within STEM departments and to provide networking opportunities and resources for MU faculty. MU-ADVANCE achieved its goal of improving gender equity within the affiliated colleges. The MU-ADVANCE Program's recruitment model has been disseminated through news items, handouts, and face-to-face meetings with administrators of West Virginia institutions of higher education.
Key Personnel: Dr. Judy Silver; partnered with Dr. Jan Fox
The following MU-ADVANCE Recruitment Resources will be sustained::
The Candidates Resource page was developed to provide links to help potential and future faculty learn about Marshall University and the Huntington area.
MU-ADVANCE provided a HigherEdJobs.com subscription for the university to assist search committees in advertising their open positions. All Marshall open positions can be found on HigherEdJobs.com, as well as the Marshall Human Resource Services job site.
The MU-ADVANCE Dual Career Service assisted faculty seeking to relocate to the Tri-State Area. Developed through a partnership with Marshall's Career Services, this initiative was adopted as a university-wide effort available to all departments.
The Family Friendly Efforts page was developed to give our faculty easy access to the policies and resources available to help them achieve work/life balance.
MU-ADVANCE helped develop the following brochures:
Search Committee Strategies and Guidelines
The Search Committee Strategies and Guidelines brochure is a tool to reduce gender bias during the search process. This brochure is a step-by-step navigation tool for the search committees, beginning with the selection of search committee members and ending with the hiring of a new faculty member.
Best Practices: For the New Hire
Best Practices: For the New Hire provides information for new faculty, including how to make contact with administrators and colleagues; useful university resources, such as discounts on home computers and the library system; and how to ensure that their road to tenure is being paved.