ERIC Number: ED392484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Recommendations To Improve Minority Faculty Hiring Procedures at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Wilson, Charles E.
In response to the small number of minority faculty at Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC), a study was conducted to develop a set of recommendations to improve minority faculty hiring procedures and provide information and guidelines useful to administrative staff for recruiting minority faculty members. Criteria for establishing policy recommendations were developed from a literature review and telephone interviews with seven college personnel officers. Following a review of the criteria by three personnel experts and additional telephone interviews, recommendations for improving minority hiring were established, including: (1) listen to minority faculty's needs; (2) establish strategies to prepare the campus for intellectual, social, ethnic, and cultural diversity; (3) establish a staff conversion program to identify minority staff members in instructional support departments who may be interested in teaching; (4) establish diversity programs in all divisions and departments; (5) determine which universities have minorities in the pipeline by discipline and start early recruitment efforts; (6) develop relationships with minority organizations to seek their assistance in identifying qualified individuals for faculty positions; (7) develop minority candidate pools; (8) include minorities in all phases of the recruitment efforts; (9) make efforts to keep minority faculty in the face of proposed budget cuts; (10) have current faculty serve as mentors to minority graduate students at area universities; (11) establish curriculum vitae banks; and (12) establish summer teaching and research opportunities to interest minority graduate students. Contains 36 references. Appendixes include data on KCKCC faculty and affirmative action policies and feedback forms for developing the policy recommendation criteria. (TGI)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: Diversity (Faculty); Kansas City Kansas Community College
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.