The Department supports the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action in recruiting and in making appointments to the faculty. Search Committees are appointed by the Chair after consultation with the FAC and faculty members in the specific area or discipline conduct the search for candidates. Search committees may include a student member selected by the faculty members serving on the search committee. Following the search, the search committee recommends to the Chair that two (2) or three (3) candidates be invited to campus for interviews. The search committee may recommend its choice of candidates to the Chair. Committee recommendations are advisory to the Chair, who then makes a recommendation to the Dean. If the Dean concurs with the Chair, a recommendation is forwarded to the Office of the Provost. If the Chair's recommendation is different than that of the search committee and the faculty, the Chair shall inform the Dean of all recommendations and the reasons for the disagreement.