Follow-Up Survey

Colleges should conduct a follow-up survey of all position candidates, including those not offered the position. This data can provide information on candidate’s experiences and perspectives that indicate non-inclusive practices in the search process. Results of this survey should be shared with the department, while being cautious to protect identifiable information; sometimes, even the context of an incident can be identifiable. The committee and department should self-reflect on the degree to which they fulfilled their charge for diversity. Be aware that candidates may not share all issues and concerns. Do not interpret the absence of issues as the only metric of success.