Academic Affairs

Workshop for hiring authorities and search committee members

By this time, you have likely seen the announcements to campus regarding the new “Strategies for Avoiding Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process” workshop that will soon be required for all hiring authorities and search committee members who are involved with staff/administrator searches.

This 2-hour workshop will be required for all hiring authorities and search committee members as of November 1, 2013, and, beginning in January 2014, searches will be delayed until all hiring authorities and search committee members complete the training.


Applications for Sabbatical Leave during Academic Year 2014/15 are due by 5:00pm on Monday, October 7, 2013. Difference-in-Pay (DIP) Leave application deadlines are set by the College Deans; please contact your college for details. For information on Sabbatical and DIP leaves, including eligibility and required application materials, please see:


Faculty, personnel committee members, and support staff are invited to attend the RTP Workshop on Friday, August 30th from 12:00-1:30pm in Goodwin Forum. Colleen Mullery, AVP for Faculty Affairs, will present information on the campus retention, tenure and promotion process for tenure-line faculty. Sign up on the Training website at:


Welcome back. I hope you had a good summer. It looks like we are going to have a record number of students this fall, many of them the first in their families to go to school. First-generation students are often shy and reluctant to ask questions. Let’s do everything we can to make all of our students feel welcome. Let’s show them how much Humboldt cares about their success.