ERIC Number: ED282488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Selecting College and University Personnel: The Quest and the Questions. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 8, 1986.
Kaplowitz, Richard A.
Issues and steps in the search process for both faculty and administrators are considered, based on a review of the higher education literature, selected literature from the corporate and industrial personnel field, and conversations with personnel practitioners and consultants. After discussing organizational tasks for the search committee and the use of search consultants, attention is directed to ways to identify and reach prospective faculty members, salaries issues such as the labor market and equity, and temporary and part-time faculty members. Aspects of confidentiality in the search process are addressed, including: the problems of disclosure or openness in a search, sunshine laws, and maintaining confidentiality. Affirmative action in the later 1980s is also discussed, including the latest statistics, governmental and judicial shifts in direction, and affirmative action policies and procedures for personnel search and selection. Factors that contribute to administrative leadership are examined, along with attributes and skills that support the performance of presidents, chief academic officers, and other selected campus administrators. Additional topics discussed include: reviewing references, interviewing candidates, and the campus personnel office. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, Affirmative Action, Confidentiality, Consultants, Disclosure, Employment Interviews, Employment Practices, Faculty Recruitment, Higher Education, Personnel Selection, Search Committees (Personnel), Teacher Salaries, Teacher Selection
Association for the Study of Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00, nonmembers; $7.50, members).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.