Diverse Faculty Hiring Policy
Launched in the Spring of 2019, USF’s diverse faculty hiring policy, developed by DECO, outlines best practices for inclusive faculty hiring, from recruitment to on-boarding. This policy aims to recruit from identity groups which continue to be underrepresented in higher education. Central to the success of the policy are Faculty Equity Advocates (FEAs), appointed from each School/College/Library, who are tasked to promote inclusive hiring practices in their schools and departments with specialized attention to mitigating the impact of implicit bias in hiring that can hinder institutional diversity efforts. The FEAs make up a cohort that engages in diversity, equity, and inclusion development created by DECO so as to be better advocates for the diverse faculty hiring policy.