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I find the argument

"if we're to teach students stats, data management, computing, programming, etc what else should we drop?"

so frustrating. #ESA2018 1/n
If you only look at it from the point of adding new lecture courses on all these things then of course we run out of time/hours 2/n
However there are opportunities to introduce these topics throughout the entire ecology/biology curriculum, with dedicated courses being used only where there is demand and people to teach the. 3/n
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Best practices for minimizing the accumulation of bias & cumulative disadvantage in faculty hiring at the initial search (from Deborah Goldberg):

1. Actively recruit a diverse applicant pool
2. Define the job as broadly as possible
3. Ask for diversity statements

#ESA2018
Diversifying the faculty on the short list:

1. Build effective committee & help them minimize implicit bias
2. Decide criteria in advance
3. Use an instrument to force them to focus on the decided criteria
4. Slow, careful, evaluation

#ESA2018 (Deborah Goldberg)
Diversifying the faculty in letters of recommendation:

1. De-bias your letters of recommendation (sciencemag.org/careers/2016/1…)
2. Keep the bias in letters (and other past evaluations) in mind when assessing them

#ESA2018
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