When the University of Delaware’s Regina Wright led a recruitment workshop for her faculty colleagues in the College of Health Sciences this summer, she stressed the added benefits of considering diversity, both intellectual and social, when searching for new professors.
Intellectual diversity includes aspects such as area of expertise and academic discipline, while social diversity includes facets such as gender, race and physical ability.
Wright, associate professor in the School of Nursing, is one of the UD ADVANCE Institute’s faculty fellows. The ADVANCE fellows provided workshops this semester on best practices in faculty recruitment for search committees in their colleges. Read the full article on UDaily.