ERIC Number: ED157589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Affirmative Action on the Role of the Employment Screening Committee.
Gordon, Helen H.
A selected sample of faculty at Bakersfield College was surveyed to determine their perception of the effects of a district affirmative action policy on the role of the screening committee in the hiring process. It was anticipated that many would perceive the role of the committee to have been diminished and would offer helpful suggestions for improving the screening and hiring processes. Thirteen faculty members with screening committee experience responded to a questionnaire that elicited information on number of times served, perception of the committee's importance and factors influencing its role, awareness and understanding of the district's affirmative action policy, views on the affirmative action officer's role, instances when the committee's choice had been disregarded, views on affirmative action orientation and future role, and recommendations for procedure changes in screening and/or hiring. Contrary to expectations faculty saw the committee as very important; they tended to credit increased importance of the committee to affirmative action although some felt it had been misapplied at times. Respondents provided a wealth of suggestions, including two complete models for hiring trades and industry instructors and administrators. Appendices present these models, federal regulations for equal opportunity in education, the questionnaire, and a bibliography. (Author/TR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bakersfield College CA
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University