Searching For Excellence & Diversity
A Guide For Search Committee Members

This guidebook provides advice from experienced and successful search committee chairs and from research and advice literature on academic search strategies.It is produced by The Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI), a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. WISELI was formed in 2002 with funding from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE: Institutional Transformation program.The center is currently funded with a combination of: contributions from eight UW-Madison schools, colleges, or units; grant funding from national scientific funding agencies; gift funds; and funds earned through WISELI’s income-generating activities.

WISELI disseminates “best practices” in gender equity programming and measurement. Their workshops and materials are used by colleges and universities nationally and internationally.