Learning and Development

Campus Address
121-51 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 51
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States

Path to Distinction

The Path to Distinction initiative being piloted by academics departments uses a recruitment model that integrates diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. Process steps include:
Steps in hiring process: set tone, review diversity data and resources, form committee, set evaluation criteria, post ad, recruit candidates, develop shortlist, interview, select final candidates, make offer, engage candidate, evaluate, integrate learning

Before search

  • Set the tone
  • Review DEI data and resources

Launch search

  • Form/train search committee
  • Articulate evaluation criteria

Publicize position/build pool

  • Write and post ad
  • Actively recruit candidates

Evaluate candidates

  • Develop shortlist
  • Conduct interviews
  • Select final candidates

Secure finalist

  • Make/negotiate offer
  • Engage candidate

After search

  • Evaluate process
  • Integrate learning

Inclusive Hiring Tips

View the Inclusive Hiring (pdf) which provides tips for adding inclusive language throughout the hiring process.

Inclusive Hiring Tips