The University of Massachusetts Amherst

STRIDE Faculty Recruitment Workshops

STRIDE (Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence) workshops are intended for faculty members with an important role in faculty recruitment efforts (e.g., search committee chairs and members and other key faculty). These two-hour workshops review research driven best practices to recruit for diversity and excellence across every stage in the search process and is designed to help faculty produce diverse candidate pools and run effective searches by:

  • Getting great applications from the best applicants
  • Developing a strong short list
  • Managing the visit
  • Choosing and attracting the best candidate

STRIDE is required for all faculty involved in search committees. Access to candidate files will only be granted upon completion of the training. Exceptions to this will be made only at the discretion of your school/college dean. Training is valid for a three -year period, after which must be renewed.

To promote small-group discussion and interaction, workshops are capped at 20 participants.


Summer 2021 STRIDE Workshops

  • Friday, August 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm: Full
  • Monday, August 30, 10:30am - 12:30pm: Full

Fall 2021 STRIDE Workshops

Fall STRIDE Workshops will commence in mid-September. Check back soon for a detailed schedule and registration information.


Please contact us with any questions about STRIDE Workshops: facultydiversity@umass.edu