Session Detail

Increasing Diversity in Your Department
Special Session
Monday, Jan 09, 2012, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room 12B
Diversity is becoming increasingly important as a component of a successful department. As examples, the rankings of graduate programs by the National Academies highlight diversity as a criterion and diversity is an important component of the broader impact statements required by NSF proposals. This special session will present hiring policies and practices that have been proven to be effective in increasing both the diversity and the excellence of science departments around the country. We will recommend steps that departments can take to recruit and retain women, LGBT people, and minorities; discuss what factors contribute to a friendly departmental climate; and demonstrate how to create a diverse department while enhancing academic quality. We invite members of the AAS community to attend this session to both share their own ideas and learn new ones.
Hannah Jang-Condell1
1Space Telescope Science Institute.

124.00C. Chair
Caroline E. Simpson1
1Florida International Univ..

Monday, Jan 09, 2012, 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
124.01. Best Practices in Hiring: Addressing Unconscious Bias
Caroline E. Simpson1
1Florida International Univ..

Monday, Jan 09, 2012, 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
124.02. Tools for Recruiting a Diverse Applicant Pool
Andrew A. West1
1Boston University.

Monday, Jan 09, 2012, 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
124.03. Recruitment and Retention of LGBTIQ Astronomers
William Van Dyke Dixon1

Monday, Jan 09, 2012, 3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
124.04. Getting to Family-Friendly in Your Department
Catherine A. Pilachowski1
1Indiana University.