ERIC Number: ED203743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Advanced Research in Education--A Recruitment and Selection Procedure Designed and Implemented by Student Associates and Faculty Mentors.
Banta, Trudy; And Others
Recruitment/selection procedures used in a University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) program supported by the National Institute of Education to help women and minorities in education advance in research activities are described. The program was designed to involve students in grant-writing and research project activities as part of their professional training. Student associates (doctoral candidates), field associates (postdoctoral professionals in education), faculty associates (faculty with rank of assistant professor who were initiating their own research projects), and faculty mentors (associate professors or professors with acknowledged research competence) participated. The procedures for the recruitment/selection of 1980-81 student associates were designed and implemented by the project director and student associates. Student associates assumed responsibility for designing a brochure and application form and for contacting departments. Three interview sessions were held to enable student associates, the project director, and faculty mentors to interview the applicants. Interview questions were derived from the students' personal goals in the interviews, 10 finalists were selected by the student associates and project director. The evaluation form that was used to rate applicants and to select the 10 finalists was developed by the project director after looking at applications for doctoral study in relation to project goals. The form included sections for evaluation of the applicant based on the applicant's file, the interview, and conversations with reference persons. Strengths and constraints of the recruitment/selection procedure and recommendations for remedying constraints are listed. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Tennessee Knoxville
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 12-14, 1980).