The Faculty Handbook, Section 5: Mandatory Search Committee Training, states:

“All members of any search committee approved by Academic Affairs are required to attend a search committee orientation authorized by the Office of Academic Affairs. If a search committee member fails to attend, the member is no longer eligible to serve on that search committee and the administrator who called for the search may appoint an appropriate replacement, who also must attend the orientation.”

Who Must Attend the Mandatory Search Committee Training?

Faculty members who have never served on an Emerson faculty search committee, or have not served on one for two years or more, are required to attend an in-person search committee orientation. Several orientations will be scheduled in the fall semester from which faculty members can choose to attend.

Faculty members assigned to serve on a search committee who have attended an in-person orientation within the last two years do not have to attend an in-person orientation.