Equity and Fairness
When we conduct interviews, it's crucial to be fair and treat everyone equally. This means following the law and reducing bias to find the best candidate.
Throughout the interview process, each candidate should get the same chance and evaluation. This includes using the same questions, objective criteria, and benchmarks. We don't make decisions about a candidate until we've followed these steps.
Equal Opportunity Statement
It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University's compliance with this policy.
For more information, visit our Belonging and Engagement Website.
Focus on Job Qualifications
During interviews, we should avoid questions that touch on these sensitive topics. If a candidate brings them up, don't write them down or use them for evaluation. Politely guide the conversation back to job-related questions.