Search Committees

The department chair should appoint a Search Committee to review applications and to make recommendations for selection. This committee should include minorities and women whenever possible.

The individual(s) conducting the search will make arrangements for the Assistant Vice President of Institutional Equity and Diversity and/or the Academic Services Analyst to meet with the search committee to discuss the position and to clarify appropriate recruiting procedures. The Assistant Vice President will lend assistance by suggesting additional resources, if appropriate, to affirmatively recruit women and minority applicants.

Contact OIED

For additional information regarding search committees or search committee training, please contact the ODU Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity at 757-683-3141 or via email

Search Committee Training

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity has developed an online module for Search Committee Training. This on Canvas training module has replaced the in-person search committee classroom workshops.

Once taken, the certification is effective for one year (12 months from completion date).

How to access the training on Canvas

Search committee members seeking to complete the training can access the module in Canvas by following these steps:

Search Committee Training via Canvas. Access the enrollment page by following this link.

NOTE: If you are not signed into Canvas you will be prompted to do so. Completing the training through Chrome is recommended.

By clicking the canvas search committee training link above you will be directed to the course enrollment page. Once the page loads, click the "enroll in course" button on the right side of the screen.

Search Committee Training

After you've successfully enrolled, a new page will load stating that you have be enrolled into course and give you an option to begin the training. Selecting the "Go to the course" button on the right side of the page to access the course home page.

Access The Course

Select Content, then progress through the training by clicking the "next" button that's located at the bottom right of the screen on all pages.

Select Content

After you've gone through the material at the end of the course you will be presented with an exit quiz. To receive full credit for the training you must complete and submit the exit quiz with a 100%.

Submit Exit Quiz

To begin the quiz, select Take the Quiz.

Take The Quiz

After submitting the exit quiz with a 100% you will be presented with a page that states that you have completed the training.

Training Complete