The University of Massachusetts Amherst

STRIPE Training Program

The STRIPE (Strategies and Tactics for Retention through Inclusive Promotion Evaluation) Training Program provides UMass Amherst personnel committees with the opportunity to learn strategies to minimize bias to support inclusion and inclusivity in faculty promotion and tenure cases.

As part of the Provost Office’s ongoing efforts to address institutional bias and increase retention, UMass Faculty Diversity, in collaboration with the Office of Faculty Development and the Academic Personnel Office, has launched training for members of college and department personnel committees. This new initiative is a form of applied implicit bias training intended to address the particular challenges of the faculty evaluation process and develop strategies to counteract bias. The workshop builds on the STRIDE faculty recruitment trainings that have been offered to address bias in recruitment. Please note that this is meant to complement, but is separate from the training offered by MSP, which focuses on the procedural aspect of personnel committee work.

The UMass STRIPE Training for personnel committees is modeled after the STRIPE Training developed by ADVANCE at Texas A&M, and draws on materials developed by Beth Mitchneck and the UMass ADVANCE team.

Fall 2023 STRIPE Training Workshops

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2023 STRIPE Faculty Fellows

Lynn Adler – Professor, Biology

Sanjiv Gupta – Associate Professor, Sociology

Christiane Healey – Senior Lecturer, Biology

Cheryl Swanier – Senior Teaching Faculty, Manning College of Information & Computer Sciences

Neena Thota – Senior Teaching Faculty, Manning College of Information & Computer Sciences

Garrett Washington – Associate Professor, History

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