Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges are pleased to announce this exciting Bi-Co initiative. To further enhance our faculty search processes, The Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE), which was formed in 1992, will present the program at two sessions, one on each campus.
The program begins with a filmed scenario of a search committee meeting, as five faculty members begin to articulate their opinions about candidates on the short list. Following the film, faculty members will have an opportunity to ask questions of "the characters” and engage in a guided discussion with the CITE facilitator. The program closes with a presentation on research about unconscious bias and a discussion of best practices for combating unconscious bias in searches.
CITE has extensive experience and background in diversity training, with a lengthy list of academic clients. Additional recognition has come in the form of Cornell University’s prestigious James A. Perkins Prize for making the most significant contributions to furthering the ideal of community while respecting the values of diversity, which CITE was awarded in 2001.
Everyone is urged to take advantage of this opportunity by attending one of two sessions:
- Haverford College on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Chase Auditorium
- Bryn Mawr College on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Carpenter Library Room B21
These sessions are open to all faculty at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges. Light refreshments will be served on Oct. 11 beginning at 1:45 p.m. outside of Chase Auditorium and on Oct. 12 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Carpenter Library Atrium.
It is understandable that not all faculty members will be able to attend, but it is expected that members of each active search committee will avail themselves of one of these two sessions, and that each department will send at least one representative to a session. Even for departments/programs not currently engaged in a search this year, the CITE performance will provide important information that will assist in future searches, whether in your department or as a member of an outside search committee.
Bryn Mawr and Haverford faculty can attend the session that will best fit their schedule. To minimize delays with finding available parking spaces, the Blue Bus might be a convenient way to travel.