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 and conduct the search for candidates. Search committees may include a student member selected by the Faculty members serving on the search committee. The search committee advises the Chair on which candidates, normally three, should be interviewed. After the interviews, the Chair consults with the Faculty and then makes a recommendation for hire to the Dean. If the Chair's recommendation is different than that of the search committee or the Faculty, the Chair shall inform the Dean as to the Faculty and search committee’s recommendations and the reasons for the disagreement. If the Dean concurs with the Chair, a recommendation for hire is forwarded to the Office of the Provost.