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ERIC Number: ED058868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Pages: 40
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Guidelines for the Recruitment and Selection of Community College Faculty.
Poort, Stephen M.
With the opening of new community colleges comes the problem of recruiting and selecting new faculty members. The consequences of an administrator's initial selection of faculty can have lasting significance for a new institution, but there has been no single set of guidelines to help administrators set up procedures. This report reviews the literature and summarizes recommendations about all the stages of the employment process, from the initial decision about what kind of faculty members would be appropriate for the college to the actual hiring procedures. It stresses that the college begin by developing a document describing the basic college goals and philosophy. Secondly, the existing college staff should list minimum requirements and desirable characteristics of new faculty such as level of education, geographic background, age and experience. Other topics discussed include traditional sources of community college faculty, methods of searches, limitations and obstacles to recruitment, and use of promotional materials. Recommendations to prospective faculty on how to write resumes and on the use and problems of interviews are included. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Higher Education.