Search Advocates

What is a Search Advocate?

A Search Advocate is a neutral external process advisor who:

  • Advocates for diversity/inclusive excellence
  • Attends to our values of equity, validity, and rigor
  • Encourages evidence-based strategies to mitigate implicit bias
  • Recommends practices/processes to enhance equity, validity, and diversity on campus
  • Helps with informal facilitation to ensure all voices are heard
  • Manages communication between the committee and sponsor