University College Advisory Board

Equity and Compliance Search Committee Training

Montclair State University is committed to recruiting a workforce that reflects the diversity and talents of New Jersey, the larger metropolitan area, and the nation. The University therefore seeks to recognize and draw upon the talents of a diverse range of outstanding faculty and staff, and to foster the free exploration and expression of differing ideas, beliefs and perspectives through scholarly inquiry and civil discourse. 

Thank you for your interest in joining a Search Committee. Search Committees play a prominent role in achieving the University’s commitment to equitable and inclusive hiring practices. All Search Committee members, therefore, must complete the self-directed Search Committee Equity and Compliance Training facilitated by Human Resources. The self-directed training is now available on CANVAS. Each Search Committee member must complete this self-directed training requirement annually, and before the candidate, interviews begin. Attendance will be tracked, and search committee members will be compliant for one fiscal year.

CANVAS Link To Access the Training 

Your NETID will be required to access this training. You will be redirected to the Human Resources Learning and Development Canvas Site to complete this training. You must complete all modules and acknowledge completion in Canvas. Completion of the annual training is required before candidate interviewing may begin. 

Search Committee members who participate in more than one search, during an academic year, shall attest to completion in Workday’s “To Do” section. Human Resources Compliance will verify.

Upon completion of the self-directed training, search committee members will be invited to join periodic Question & Answers forums related to the training content to supplement search committee member’s learning. We encourage your participation in this optional session.

Learn More about Search Committees & Questions

To learn more about Montclair State University Policy on Search Committees here. You may also email inquiries to