The Committee

  1. Include individuals with different perspectives, expertise and a demonstrated commitment to diversity.

  2. When possible, make sure the committee itself is diverse.

  3. Identify two or three key members who will serve as advocates for minorities.

  4. Meet with the committee at the beginning of the process to reiterate the importance of inclusion, the advisory role of the committee and the need for confidentiality.

  5. Determine how committee members will communicate with each other, the campus community and with candidates.

  6. Contact professional organizations with minority committees that can provide information and resources for recruiting purposes.

Taken from the University of Washington Office of Scholarly Integrity.